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Anti-Islam film 'failed attempt to stir strife between Copts and Muslims': FJP

Freedom and Justice Party calls for prosecution of filmmakers behind anti-Islam film that has sparked protests in Cairo and Benghazi; US ambassador to Libya dies in rocket attack

Ahram Online, Wednesday 12 Sep 2012
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Supporters of Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party (Photo: Reuters)
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The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, issued a statement on Tuesday night condemning the anti-Islam film that has provoked protests in Egypt and Libya.

The statement accused members of the Coptic Diaspora of being behind the film, which they described as a "racist crime and a failed attempt to stir strife between Copts and Muslims."

The identity of the filmmaker was later revealed to be Sam Bacile, a fifty-two-year-old American-Israeli. Maurice Sadek, a conservative Coptic Christian living in the US, and controversial Pastor Terry Jones, who is known for his burning of the Quran, have been promoting the film, according to reports in the Wall Street Journal.

"The film is unacceptable on moral and religious levels, and marks an abuse of freedom of expression and a violation of people's sacred beliefs," read the statement.

Protesters burnt the Stars and Stripes at the US embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, whilst the US ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff were reportedly killed in a rocket attack in Benghazi on the same day.

The FJP called for fighting such occurrences through "joint dialogues between cultures and religions," and urged religious figures from both Al-Azhar and the Coptic Church "to work hard to counter this strife."

The statement called for sending the filmmakers to court for insulting "monotheistic religions." 

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irie
13-09-2012 01:12am
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The YOU is most of you people! you all jump up and down when anyone say anything about Islam. You all forget Islam is only a religion(a set of religious rules), and people are more important than any religion. No religion will save anyone, the life you live and the things you do speaks more volume. That is why the good book says many are call but few are chosen! You people waste so much time while your own people are rotting away.. So many are quick to kill for Islam but so few are quick to help their people...sad sad sad.. This is really mass confusion..
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hasim
12-09-2012 10:12pm
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tolerance
is it possible that these so called believers can show there displeasure in a more civilized way .it was after all a film wrong or right it is not worth the taking of life or the harm to Innocent people .
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hasim
12-09-2012 07:38pm
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non beleiver
thank allah for this blessing to kill over what cant be seen over a book copied by machine over and over the religion of peace yes i forgot flims kill yes again if muslim were treated this way in other countries or the in th U.S then even there stupid media would call for heads to roll why these so call peaceful follower of islam are allow to display there just anger .stop apologizing to thes ignorant mullahs and islamist .they burn churchs kill innocent people and run rampant with distorted views. if Muhammad was his prophet and these are his people i prefer not to believe. insane all of them
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A woman
12-09-2012 01:04pm
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Cynical joke
What??? You condemn the making of this film, but you don't condemn the violence that has been done with one word? So you tolerate this violence as an adequate way of expression? You tolerate killing and attacking innocent people as a adequate way to protest against a film you don't like? Thank you, but slowly by slowly I see very clear about your ideology and my optimism for Egypt is dying a little bit more every day... Your name is nothing but a cynical JOKE!
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Foo Bar
12-09-2012 05:03pm
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Umm...
Who is the "you" that you are talking about? The people who made the statement, o
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