6 October 2012
Muslim groups in the UK continue to protest against the provocative movie. In Bolton, hundreds of Muslims marched on Friday to protest the movie. The march was jointly co-ordinated by the Bolton Muslim Action Committee (BMAC) and the Naqshbandia Aslamiya Foundation.
Imam Muhammad Arshad al-Misbahi, of Manchester Central Mosque, described the film as “against Islam, against the messenger of Islam, and against the teachings of Islam” and he said “I have four children. My parents are both alive. But I am here to say I love my prophet more than I love my children. I love my prophet more than I love my own self.”
Earlier, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, the leader of a Sufi group called Minhaj-ul-Quran, strongly condemned the movie in the statement of the organization. The statement said “The making of blasphemous films and subsequent publication of obnoxious cartoons is not only a step aimed at hurting the emotions of 1.5 billion Muslims in the world but also a heinous conspiracy to damage global peace and harmony.”
The group also reportedly planned to hold a demo in London against the movie.