Dutch Muslims, Christians prepare jointly to criticize Koran film

Dutch Protestants and Muslims have joined in preparing a joint statement criticizing the yet-to-be-released film by Geert Wilders. The Protestant Church and two umbrella organizations of the Muslim community in the Netherlands (CGI/Contact Group Muslims and Government CMO) have committed to the joint statement. “Although our freedom of speech allows the publication of this film, we consider such provocation undesirable… (it is) reprehensible if the sacred (elements) in our religions are ridiculed and our faith offended. We therefore forcefully reject it if the Koran and the Prophet Mohammed are treated with contempt and slandered.”