Press Release on A Film Produced in the United States That Insults the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)

September 12, 2012 -  With deep sadness, we found out that Sam Bacile, a producer made a film in the United States which insults the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) while Terry Jones, an American pastor released a video clip promoting the offensive film.

Office of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan strongly and resolutely denounces this desecrating act and declares its serious abhorrence in the face of such an insult.

Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) was the greatest prophet of Islam, a prophet sent to guide mankind, a pacifist and promoter of truth and honesty in the world.

In fact, insult to the greatest Prophet of Islam means insult to high values of 1.5 billion Muslims across the world.

This offensive act has stoked inter-faith enmity and confrontation and badly impacted the peaceful coexistence between human beings.

We strongly believe that Sam Bacile a film producer and Terry Jones a Pastor along with their supporters represent a small radical minority.

This heinous act has created outrage and anxiety for all peace-loving humans who back up the idea of peaceful coexistence.

Desecration is not a part of the freedom of expression, but a criminal act that has now badly affected the righteous sentiments of 1.5 billion Muslims all over the globe.

Government of Afghanistan strongly calls for efforts to prevent the release of this insulting film along with the video-clip currently promoting it as well as demands that such an evil act of the film producer and radical Pastor is not to be allowed to further affect sentiments of our people in the Muslim world.