Indonesian film stirs religious controversy ( video)


TV network pulls movie about religion tolerance after Islamist group warns it could trigger nationwide violence.

A film about religious tolerance in Indonesia has been pulled from a major TV network after an Islamist group warned the film could trigger nationwide violence.

Question Mark tackles the issue of religious harmony by showing a Buddhist family, a Muslim family and a woman who converts to Christianity, all living together.

But the Islamic Defenders Front, a group with a history of violence, siad the message of pluralism is dangerous.

The organisation says it is insulting to show a Muslim playing the role of Jesus in a church play.

The group has forced one of Indonesia’s main television channels not to air the film.

Salim Alatas, from the Islamic Defenders Front said: “We are worried that if Muslims feel insulted there will be burning and rioting, that’s what we have to prevent.

“That’s why the SCTV channel has cancelled the showing because they were afraid.”

The Indonesian press council says Question Mark is educational because it can teach people about Indonesian values that tend to be forgotten.

The council wants the film, which was shown in theatres, to be broadcast on television.

Click here to watch video.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on DotNetKicks.com
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

2 thoughts on “Indonesian film stirs religious controversy ( video)

  1. January 9, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Excellent work! This is the sort of data which should be discussed online. Pity within the find engines for no for a longer time setting this particular article increased! Can happen around and also visit this site. Thank you so much Equals)

Leave a Reply to romantic movie Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *