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Prophet Muhammad’s Daughter’s Film Pulled From The UK Cinema Amidst Backlash
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Prophet Muhammad’s Daughter’s Film Pulled From The UK Cinema Amidst Backlash 

The claim of the protests attended by Sunni and Shia Muslims is that the film inaccurately centered on depicting the early muslim history, negatively portrays three of Islam’s most important figures and stokes sectarian head.

By Khocee

The film about the daughter of the prophet Muhammad has been pulled from the major UK cinema chain after the movie sparked peaceful protests among British Muslims.

On tuesday, Cineworld said it was canceling all screenings of Lady in Heaven after demonstration took place outside Birmingham, Bolton, Bradford and Sheffield.

“Due to recent incidents related to screenings of The Lady of Heaven, we have made the decision to cancel upcoming screenings of the film nationwide to ensure the safety of our staff and customers,” Cineworld said in a statement.

The film was released last Friday in the UK and it opens with the invasion of Iraq by the Islamic state group and attempts to show the story of the Prophet Muhammad daughter Fatima by putting topgether alleged events in her life along with the tale of a young Iraqi orphan in the present day.

The claim of the protests attended by Sunni and Shia Muslims is that the film inaccurately centered on depicting the early muslim history, negatively portrays three of Islam’s most important figures and stokes sectarian head.

British Muslims also expressed their anger which was that the negative characters in the film were portrayed by black actors, rather than white actors, the muslim vibe reported.

The film cost about $15m to make, and was also banned in Egypt and Pakistan. In the majority in Iran they have issued fatwas against watching it, reason being that it will cause disunity among Sunmi and Shia Muslims.

Vue Cinema, still has the screenings for the movie listed on its website and has not confirmed whether the film has been removed from any of its cinemas.

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