Offenders of the Faiths: Films, fans and fatwas
With September 11's 2012 anti-Islam movie mayhem for Muslims in the Middle East, we take a look at some other noteworthy examples of films or publications that have caused uproar and maximum offense to religious beliefs in the past.
The movie trailer of the "Innocence of Muslims" was enough to induce protests and killings globally. Other films, books or works have been accused of blasphemy, and sometimes with varying degrees of consequence. Scandal-mongering films or cartoons have often resulted in life and business losses around the globe. Continue reading below »
The most inflammatory of these pieces of art often deliberately intend to challenge taboos, rituals and customs of the world’s most subscribed to religions.
Some films consolidate the beliefs of certain religions either intentionally or unintentionally through offending its audience.
Al Bawaba's picks of films and works offending the Abrahamic faiths: The movies in this cross-section fully expected and possibly depended upon offending religions in order to succeed or make a point.