Anti-Islamic film up for discussion at Muslim conference in Southampton

A film that provoked a storm of violent protests among Muslims across the world will be discussed in Southampton next week.

The Muslim Council of Southampton (MCS) is holding a conference about the anti-Islamic video that was posted on Youtube by a US citizen. The clip led to protests that have caused more than 75 deaths and hundreds of injuries across the Middle East, Africa, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Mohammad Khan from MCS says the evening of talks is designed to take a more measured approach to dealing with the video. He said:

“So many people have been killed because of the protests provoked by the film – it’s not necessary and it’s what whoever created the film wanted. We thought rather than that, we will have something positive. This talk is more for non-Muslims than Muslims because it’s about understanding our point of view.”

The evening, entitled “Is Islam Intolerant? Challenge Your Prejudices” will tackle topics such as what Prophet Muhammad did when faced with insults and how the Muslim world should respond to the video. It takes place on Tuesday, November 27 at 6.30pm at the Itchen Lecture Theatre, Solent University. For more details, email

Southern Daily Echo, 25 November 2012