Ehsan Jami’s An Interview with Muhammad is the latest in a series of controversial works about Islam made in Netherlands. A co-founder of the Central Committee for Ex-Muslims, the Iranian-Dutch politician has already sparked controversy by showing the film to journalists in the parliamentary press centre in Hague. While many Muslims and Dutch politicians have found the short film offensive, Jami believes that his work is not anti-Islamic. Contrasting Geert Wilder’s Fitna with his Interview with Muhammad, Jami suggests that the latter offers solutions for the problems identified in the former. In this 15-minute fictional interview, the Prophet talks about his personal life and controversial issues such as women’s rights, Judaism, Holocaust, apostasy, and religious tolerance. Read full story and watch the film here.
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