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Theatrical cancellation of its screening .. The film "The Lady of Paradise" angered Muslims in Britain

Theatrical cancellation of its screening .. The film “The Lady of Paradise” angered Muslims in Britain

Following mounting protests from the Muslim community in several cities across the United Kingdom against their portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), comrades and caliphs canceled all screenings of the controversial film “Sinivorld” by the British company. “Our Lady of Paradise”.

Last week, thousands of British Muslims staged a peaceful protest outside “Cineworld” theaters, demanding the cancellation of the film, accusing it of offending Islam, inciting sectarian strife and being historically inaccurate.

The film deals with the story of Lady Fatima Al-Zahra, the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), and portrays of evil characters of African descent.

Malik Schleback, the British film’s executive producer, said: “Cinemas need to protect the right to show the films that people want to see, rather than succumb to pressure.”

A spokesperson for Cineworld said: “Due to the recent events surrounding the screening of Lady of Heaven, we have decided to cancel the upcoming screenings of the film across the country to ensure the safety of our staff and customers.

However, Cineworld is the only filmmaker in the United Kingdom to have the film screened, and View Cinemas will continue to screen it in London and the Southeast.

The View Group said in a statement: “Its decision is based on the belief that films that are of interest to various communities in the UK should be shown.”

‘Dangerous role model’

The suspension of the event sparked controversy in British political circles, as British Health Minister Sajid Javed considered it a “dangerous precedent that could affect freedom of expression”.

For its part, the Muslim Council of Britain, the country’s largest Muslim body, called the film “treason”, with more than 120,000 people signing a petition calling for it to be withdrawn from all theaters.

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Directed by British director Eli King, the film was banned in Egypt, Pakistan and even in Shiite-majority Iran, where clerics issued a fatwa banning it, and some Shiite scholars denounced the film’s story as “historically flawed”.

Who is the script writer?

The script writer is the radical Shiite cleric Yasser al-Habib, who has often sparked controversy with his misrepresentations against people highly respected by Sunni Muslims, described by the British media as hateful and treasonous rhetoric.

His comments were widely rejected by Shiites, who accused Lebanese Hezbollah’s general secretary Hassan Nasrallah of “inciting sedition” and describing him as an intelligence agent for Western governments.

Al-Habib was convicted of inciting sectarianism in Kuwait in 2003 and sentenced to 10 years in prison for “disrupting national security,” al-Mahdi, whose office in Kuwait was demolished.

Al-Habib also launched the “Fadak” channel, which in 2014 was classified by the BBC as one of the “most extremist religious channels inciting hatred.”