Muslim citizens and residents told not to be influenced and not to take actions that could disrupt public harmony
Bandar Seri Begawan - The Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, along with other members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has condemned the film, "Innocence of Muslims", which has been widely spread through the social media, especially YouTube, recently and expressed deep regret over the film which openly denigrates Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement yesterday.
The film has sparked outrage and has led to enmity and violence in the Muslim world, as well as jeopardise the feeling of respect, harmony and fostering of good relationship in the global community.
The Government of His Majesty has called for all its Muslim citizens and residents not to be influenced by the incidence and not to take actions that could disrupt public harmony and cause damage to property and endanger human life, which are against Islamic teachings.
The Government of His Majesty has also called for its citizens and residents, especially the users of the new media, not to spread matters of similar kind.
Muslims in the country have also been urged to further strengthen their belief, faith and pious acts by enhancing the appreciation of the teachings of the Holy Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) through activities geared towards strengthening the pillars of Islam and the pillars of Muslim faith, the media statement concluded.
The anti-Islam film has spawned violent protests across the Muslim world. More than 50 people have been killed in attacks and protests linked to the film "Innocence of Muslims", including the US Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans in Libya.
US and other foreign embassies were also stormed by furious Muslims in cities in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin