Anti-Quran film insult all religions, says World Churches Council
The World Council of Churches has reviled an anti-Quran film by Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders as an insult to all religions and an attempt to incite hatred.
"We believe this film does not represent the view of the Dutch people or Christians regarding Islam," Rima Barsoum, the WCC coordinator for Christian-Muslim relations, was quotyed by IINA as telling IslamOnline.net.
"Like Muslims we are convinced it doesn`t show the truth about Islam," she said.
Last week, MP Wilders released a documentary entitled "Fitna", an Arabic word for sedition or strife. The 15-minute intersperses images of terror attacks with verses from the Noble Quran.
"The film is an affront to all faiths, not only Islam," said Barsoum.
"It insults the faithful who believe that religions are all about peace, fraternity, love and co-existence." She noted that Dutch churches were among the first to warn against the anti-Quran documentary.
A joint delegation from the Council of Churches and Muslim organizations in the Netherlands toured Muslim countries before the film release.