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Pakistan's internet regulator bans anti-Islam movie

Javed Rana
Press TV, Islamabad

Pakistan telecommunication authority, the official internet traffic regulator, has banned the screening of what appears to be a blasphemous, anti-Islam movie, "The Lady of Heaven.”

The controversial movie depicted the the life of Hazrat Fatima (PBUH), the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The movie generated public resentment across the Muslim world for building up the story of an Iraqi child victim of a conflict and similarities of his difficulties with disputed historical events associated with the life of Hazrat Fatima (PBUH), one of the most revered and respected figures in Islam after Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The film was produced by Enlightened Kingdom, a London-based motion picture company. This man, Sheikh Yasser al-Habib, a controversial cleric based in the UK, has written the screenplay for the controversial movie.

Al-Habibi was behind another similar controversial movie depicting the life of Hazrat Ayesha, the wife of the Prophet of Islam (PBUH), 10 years ago in a controversial manner. Kuwait revoked his citizenship after his controversial movie on sectarian lines in 2010.

Pakistan is very prone to sectarian violence, particularly on issues linked to the reverence and honor of the Prophet (PBUH), his companions, and his close family members. The fear drove Pakistan to come into action instantly to prevent the eruption of violence at a time when Islamabad believes India is systematically engaged in stoking sectarian conflict in the country.

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