Chalk one up for the rampaging Islamic mobs.
Via Hollywood Reporter:
Germany is considering a public screening ban of Sam Bacile’s anti-Islam movie Innocence of Muslims after a far-right political party announced plans to show the film in full for an audience in Berlin.
The group Pro Deutschland — a fringe party with ties to neo-Nazi and other extremist groups — initially put what it termed the full-length version of Innocence of Muslims on its website Monday before taking it down. Now, party chairman Manfred Rouhs says he will screen the movie for the public for free in Berlin in November. The group said the full length version of Innocence of Muslims they plan to show is 74 minutes long. The version now showing on Pro Deutschland’s site is the 14 minute trailer widely available online.
Whatever version of Innocence the far right group says it will screen, Pro Deutschland’s announcement led Germany’s conservative government to invoke public safety laws to ban screenings of the film. German interior minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said he would use “all available legal means” to prevent Pro Deutschland from showing the film, which Friedrich called ” a series of tasteless and contempt(uous) assaults on religious sentiments.” The minister called for “more respect for the religious sentiments of all peoples, whether Christians, Jews or Muslims.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said the film should not be shown if it would endanger public safety and that officials will check to see if a screening ban is justified.