Members of the Egyptian Family House, headed by the Azhar's Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, issued a statement refusing the film dishonoring Prophet Muhammad. The statement included leaders of the three main Christian denominations in Egypt.
They statement continues that the film angered Muslims and Egyptian Christians.
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Salafī Shaykhs issued a joint statement warning the United States of America and European countries from continuing offending Prophet Muhammad and stressing that Muslims are ready to offer their lives in defending Prophet Muhammad honor.
Ten salafī shaykhs signed the statement, namely: Dr. Sa'īd 'Abd al-'Azīm, Muhammad Hassān, Abū Ishāq al-Huwaynī, Muhammad Husayn Ya'qūb, Dr. 'Abdullah Shākir, Mustafá al-'Adwá, Dr. Jamāl al-Marakbī, Jaml 'Abd al-Rahmān, Abū Bakr al-Hanbalī and 'Abd al-Salām Bālī.
The statement added that no one can contain the situation if millions decided to react on their jealousy on Prophet Muhammad honor and they are ready to sacrifice their souls for him.
The British Daily Mail published the first picture of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (or Sam Bassil as known among film actors), film-maker of "Innocence of Muslims" dishonoring Prophet Muhammad.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 56 (Daily Mail wrote he was 55-years-old) appeared in the picture sitting on a couch on the set of the film with the film’s star Anna Gurji wearing a red wig.
The Daily Mail quoted Gurji, 21-year-old, who plays Muhammad’s child bride, said that she was ‘betrayed’ by Nakoula.
On June 6, 2010, during the Vatican Pope's visit to the Middle East, Pope Benedict XVI introduced a work flow entitled "Synod of Bishops for the Middle East" Conference that was conducted from October 10-24, 2010 at the Vatican headquarters, Rome.
A number of media reports published the names of the "Innocence of Muslims" film producers and one of the names was 'Ismat Zaqalamah, residing in California. We want to clarify that this person has no relation to al-Zaqalamah family in al-Nakhīlah and that the Zaqalamah family could never think of doing something like that or hurting their Muslim brothers.
On behalf of all the Zaqalamah family members,
Retired Major General,
Zuhayr Mufīd Zaqalamah
Coptic Orthodox Church in France rejected all acts offensive to Muslims and condemned the film, "Innocence of Muslims" as disgracing the Prophet Muhammad. Father Jirjis Lūqā of the Coptic Orthodox Church in France, that all priests and people are denouncing any dishonor to the Prophet or Muslims.
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The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) warned about Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Lebanon on September 15 to sign his Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Church in the Middle East, “Ecclesia in Medio Oriente”.
This document contains dangerous ideologies such as calls to Christianize the world, warns about Islamizing and scaring Christians about political Islam in the region which can spark a fitnah between Muslims and Copts, especially because of the last produced film discrediting the Prophet Muhammad.
President Muhammad Mursī said that Egypt can protect diplomats on its lands and in its embassies. He added in a press conference in Brussels with the President of the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union (EU), José Manuel Barroso, that Egypt is now undergoing a democratic transition.
Barroso, for his part, announced that the EU will save five billion euros to support investment in Egypt, affirming respect for Islam and condemnation of hatred against religions.
A presidential statement said that President Muhammad Mursī telephoned U.S. President Obama expressing his resentment for offending the Prophet Muhammad.
Mursī added that he is expecting a response from the American people and assurances from the U.S. government that it will not tolerate attacking sanctities.
The European Parliament decided to grant asylum to Copts, which I see as a good decision. First, because I see the need for Christians of the Middle East to leave the region because they have to be saved from Islamists who are controlling the Middle East.
I see the need for a world charity association to be responsible for deporting Christians from the Middle East.