|By PR Newswire||
|September 11, 2012 06:20 PM EDT||
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on Muslims in the Middle East to ignore the distribution of a "trashy" anti-Islam film, clips of which are circulating online, that resulted in an attack on the American embassy in Cairo.
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Nihad Awad, national executive director of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said in a statement:
"We urge that this ignorant attempt to provoke the religious feelings of Muslims in the Arabic-speaking world be ignored and that its extremist producers not be given the cheap publicity they so desperately seek. Those who created this trashy film do not represent the people of America or the Christian faith. The only proper response to intentional provocations such as this film is to redouble efforts to promote mutual understanding between faiths and to marginalize extremists of all stripes.
"We condemn the attack on the American embassy, which had nothing to do with the production of this intentionally inflammatory film."
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SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations