Belgium raises terror level ahead of (new) anti-Islam film release
From Expatica and RAPSI
Belgium on Friday raised its terror threat level to the second-highest ahead of the release of a new home-made film on the Internet next week criticising the Prophet Mohammed.
The decision was taken ahead of the release, planned for December 14, of "The Innocent Prophet" which an online trailer says is "from the point of view of an ex-Muslim".
It was produced by former Muslim Imran Firasat in cooperation with infamous American pastor Terry Jones. The film is expected to be extremely provocative. Illustrating this point, when speaking about the film in a trailer launched ahead of its release, Firasat explained: "If we want to know the truth of Islam, we must go deep into the life of Mohamed to find out whether he was a genuine profit sent by God or was he simply a child molester, assassin, and a self-proclaimed profit."
Jones issued a release on his advocacy website stating the intended purpose of the film: "It is our hope and desire that we can present a picture of Muhammad that has possibly not been revealed in the past, that will help people in the Western world, and even Muslims, to better understand this person called Muhammad, his life and teachings. Because as we do that we can better understand Islam and the reaction of Islam around the world as Islam is questioned or criticized."
Posted on 12/08/2012 2:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax