Protest today against controversial anti-Islam video
A local mosque is organizing a demonstration today to protest the recent anti-Islam film that's been making the rounds and sparking violent rallies in several countries in the Muslim world.
"We are not doing this to show we are against anybody," said Noman Safbar of the Association of the Mosque Noor-E-Madina. He said this afternoon's protest outside their mosque on Jean Talon near De l'Epee is a simple reaction to what they feel is an insult to the Prophet Mohammad.
The video depicts Mohammad as a fraud and shows him having sex and calling for massacres.
Co-organizer Muhammad Razwan said he thought the video was in poor taste.
"Well, of course, I feel very angry because we love our prophet and we don't insult anyone else's prophet. Why our prophet? This is all wrong," Razwan said.
Safbar said their protest is open to all and will not use violence as other demonstrators have done.
"We are just showing that we believe that all the religions must be respected and we also believe in freedom of expression but when you start abusing that and hurting some people's feelings, I think that should be something you can stand up against."
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