Mansour Asks for Arab FMs Meeting on Anti-Islam Filmإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour announced on Sunday that he was exerting efforts to call for an urgent meeting of Arab foreign ministers to denounce an anti-Islam film that has sparked fury across the Islamic world.
The minister's press office said that as chairman of the Arab League Ministerial Council, Mansour contacted Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi urging him to make the necessary contacts to hold the emergency meeting at the League’s headquarters in Cairo to discuss the film that is an “aggression on the belief of more than 1.5 billion Muslims in the world.”
The low-budget movie, entitled Innocence of Muslims, “should be confronted by firm and decisive decisions,” the statement said.
The movie mocks the Prophet Mohammed and portrays Muslims as immoral and gratuitously violent.
Mansour suggested the emergency meeting to be held on Thursday or Friday.
The press release came half an hour after Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called for protests in Beirut's southern suburbs on Monday, in the southern city of Tyre on Wednesday, in the eastern city of Baalbek on Friday, in Bint Jbeil in south Lebanon on Saturday, and in Hermel in the eastern Bekaa valley on Sunday.
He also called for people across the Islamic world to demonstrate against the film, which he described as "the worst attack ever on Islam, worse than the Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, the burning of the Koran in Afghanistan and the cartoons in the European media."