Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Brothers against Da Code

A Roman Catholic activist, Joseph Dias, began
a hunger strike
on Tuesday which he said would be
continued until the film is banned.

"The Holy Koran recognises Jesus as a prophet. What the book says
is an insult to both Christians and Muslims," Maulana Mansoor Ali Khan,
general secretary of the All-India Sunni Jamiyat-ul-Ulema, told the
Reuters news agency.

"Muslims in India will help their Christian brothers protest this attack on
our common religious belief," he said.

His stance was supported by Syed Noori, president of Mumbai-based
Raza Academy, a Muslim cultural organisation that organises protests on
issues concerning Islam.

"If the government doesn't do anything, we will try our own ways of
stopping the film from being shown," he said. "We are prepared for violent
protests in India if needed."

Link to Da Vinci Code BBC News article

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