EU warns overseas offices over anti-Muslim film
The European Commission has warned its overseas offices of the risk of protests over plans by a Dutch far-right MP to screen a film critical of Islam, which has already angered some in the Muslim world.
The EU delegations "have been informed of the fact that there is going to be this film which could have effects, given the experience in the past with the publication of cartoons of the prophet," Mohammed in Denmark, European Commission spokeswoman on external affairs Christiane Hohmann told AFP.
The situation has not reached the "alert" stage which would signify that EU personnel were considered at risk, she added.
But "we have brought their attention to it, so that they are made aware," of the situation, said Hohmann.
Muslim-majority Bangladesh has called for the broadcast to be cancelled, Afghan lawmakers have demonstrated against it and the Taliban has warned it will step up attacks on Dutch soldiers in Afghanistan.
But Geert Wilders, head of the Dutch far-right Freedom Party, said that if he finds a Dutch broadcaster to show the film uncut it could be on the air within a couple of days, and that he otherwise plans to present it at a press conference later this month and on the Internet.
The film, which lasts around 15 minutes, is called "Fitna", which in Arabic means war, or division, in the heart of Islam.
If the movie will be released it will be found at FITNA .
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