Mansour Asks for Arab FMs Meeting on Anti-Islam Film

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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."

Comments 19
Missing whyaskwhy 17 September 2012, 08:13

Brilliant a meeting over an insulting You-tube video clip thats a lot more important than the Syrian slaughter house? wow now that is thinking on a wordly scale. The good news news for this minister is that his job description is not judged by anyone and priorities is not an important item in this case. Smoking mirrors to take the pressure of Syria that is the directive!

Missing lqu7 17 September 2012, 08:14

This is ridiculous. You'd think the Arabs have a billion other problems to solve.

Missing mohammad_ca 17 September 2012, 08:36

I, as a Muslim, reject your call, and would rather you call a meeting for the thousands being killed in Syria...

Missing shark12 17 September 2012, 10:04

How about calling a meeting to stop the killing in Syria you clown..

Thumb cedar 17 September 2012, 10:31

Foolish

Default-user-icon in the name of ........ (Guest) 17 September 2012, 10:31

didn't see him calling for a meeting when churches were being burned in nigeria, indonesia,

Thumb geha 17 September 2012, 11:05

How about calling a meeting against the daily syrian aggressions on Lebanon?

Missing galopse 17 September 2012, 20:11

amen

Default-user-icon benny (Guest) 17 September 2012, 11:56

what the hell are these people (if they are still humans) thinking?
These backward people drag Lebanon back with them to an age of ignorance and stupidity

Default-user-icon Mick (Guest) 17 September 2012, 12:22

The Shia and the Iranians are exploiting the Anti-Muhammed Movie to distract the Muslim and Arab world from the ethnic cleansing and genocide taking place by there allies in Syria. Nasrallah, and the supposed "Foreign Minister" of Lebanon, Adnan Mansour, recently called for an emergency meeting in the Arab League about the film. They will love nothing more then to divert attention away from Syria. Protests have occurred almost everywhere in the world, and now suddenly after the dust has settled, Nassrallah, thinks its an important issue. Well, your to late. I warn the Muslim and Arab world to get there act together and confront the slaughtering of the Syrian population.

Missing whyaskwhy 17 September 2012, 13:00

Here we go again Phoenix....usualy you have a disdain for the current government but you now feel compeled to agree with them. Please take of your mask its fooling anyone and if you truly beleive that Hizballah is the answer then dont feel shy about. Place Hassans picture on your avtar instead of BJ and be proud of your stance we do have the freedom of speech in Lebanon and everyone here accepts your rights to your views irrelevent of whome they support.

Default-user-icon GG (Guest) 17 September 2012, 13:05

Stop trying to export your repression to the "free world"... If you don't like the internet and Youtube, then disconnect your country from it..

Missing castro 17 September 2012, 14:45

The one and only meeting this this clown has to attend, is with the judge and jury where he is sentences to death for treason.

Thumb CuriousMole 17 September 2012, 14:58

"The movie .... portrays Muslims as immoral and gratuitously violent" -- and killing four innocents in Benghazi including an ambassador that helps Lybia liberated, burning restaurants and consulates, is NOT gratuitously violent?

Missing allouchi 17 September 2012, 17:39

it's violent but it doesn't represent all 1 billion muslims !!!

Missing whyaskwhy 17 September 2012, 15:04

Thanks CuriousMole in the eyes of some the answer to a hate movie is to go out and burn the streets and kill a few people and that will resolve the problem! The world has brought the Internet to every house and we choose what we want to see and beleive however its not going to make me question my faith unless I had little faith to start with! Leaders need to trancend this and respond to the more important items of the day, Syria is a more pressing issue that Mansour needs to focus on as the Lebanese Foreign Minister a position that looks at Lebanons overall wellbeing!

Thumb thepatriot 17 September 2012, 19:41

Mansour has always been a Syrian regime and hezbollah mouthpiece... Tfeh!
Attend to more serious issues instead of playing with youtube!

Missing samiam 17 September 2012, 23:12

Great--give the movie even more publicity.

Stupid publicity seeking officials just give the movie more publicity--for God's sake, let the story and eventually the movie die off.

Default-user-icon Maxx (Guest) 17 September 2012, 23:53

Nice move Hasan; now you showed the whole world who is REALLY controlling Lebanon. Suleiman orders Mansour to launch a formal complaint with Syria over border violations, Mansour gives Syria a BJ "on the behalf of the Lebanese people". Hasan orders him to go and exploit righteous outrage over an admittedly heinous piece of low-budget crap (that is as much an insult to cinema as it is to the Prophet - PBUH), and Mansour jumps right away and eases the PR pressure on the butchery being committed by the Marquis d'Assad (pronounced as the PR coaches of Western politicians teach to pronounce it). Bravo Hasan; you've showed us all who holds the reins of Lebanon - as well as who holds you by the leash.