Islamabad, Sept. 18 (ANI): Condemning the anti-Islam film made by an Israeli-American, Pakistani Christians have called it “a work of little artistic value and offensive to Islam”.
The Diocesan Commission for Interreligious Dialogue, which organised a special sitting regarding the issue in Faisalabad, was attended by at least 50 prominent figures, including both Christians and Muslims.
They unanimously condemned the blasphemous film and branded its authors as “agents of Satan” who deserve exemplary punishment, reports The Dawn.
The participants appealed to the U.S. government to ban the film, and demanded the arrest of Pastor Terry Jones, director of the film, Sam Becile, and other persons who participated in the production of the film.
Fr Bonnie Mendes, a priest and former Secretary of the National Commission for Justice and Peace, said “It’s terrible to offend the sensibilities of Muslim for sinister and evil interests.”
Muslim religious leader Muhammad Ibrahim requested the extradition to Pakistan of Pastor Jones and Becile, so they may be “trailed by the Shariah courts”.
He said there is a “conspiracy” of the Jews and the U.S. lobby against Islam. (ANI)