The British channel Cineworld said, on Tuesday, that it had canceled the programming of the movie “La Dame du Paradis” in the United Kingdom, after demonstrations by Muslims in front of cinemas against this feature-length film on the artist’s daughter. The prophit muhammed.
An online petition, signed by more than 119,000 people, is calling for the film to be removed, which has been described as “disrespectful” and “racist”. According to the Guardian, Muslims have also demonstrated outside Cineworld theaters in several cities, deeming the film “blasphemous”.
“Due to recent incidents related to screenings of The Lady of Heaven, we have decided to cancel upcoming screenings of the film across the country to ensure the safety of our crews and customers,” said one of the concierges. in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Directed by Ellie King, this British drama, which premiered in UK theaters on Friday, is the first to feature Fatima al-Zahra, the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad and wife of Ali, the first Shiite imam.
In response to a question from the Guardian, its executive producer Malik Schleback felt cinemas should “defend their right to show films that people want to see” rather than give in to “pressure”.
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