Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Religious Affairs uneasy with 'imam' characters in movies

Another example of how Turkey is not a truly "secular" state:

"A report on the representation of Islam in Turkish cinema has been released by the Religious Affairs Directorate.

In the study, conducted by Ömer Menekşe, an expert working for the directorate, it was found that the "imam" character has been used indirectly to denigrate Islam as a religion in Turkish cinema. Menekşe's study classified Turkish films into "films that take an offensive attitude to Islam," "films that denigrate Islam" and "films that portray Islam as it is."

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