UK / Europe — 18 September 2012
Dr. Reza Pankhurst on BBC World Have Your Say

Demonstrators protest at the US Embassy in Ankara against the anti-Islam film

The editor of New Civilisation, Dr. Reza Pankhurst, was invited onto the BBC World – World Have Your Say radio program on September 17th entitled  “Your reaction to global protests to anti-Muslim film” to explain why the protests have erupted across the Muslim countries over the last week.

The full show can be listened to here
To read Dr. Reza Pankhurst’s article on the issue, click here

The insult to the honor of the Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him, has  provoked demonstrations across the Muslim world.

The video below shows demonstrations from the besieged Syrian city of Binsh, highlighting the point that insulting their religion is a red line unacceptable to Muslims wherever in the World and whatever their circumstances.

Syrians Demonstrate in response to the film about the Prophet Muhummad

[The Biography of Dr. Reza Pankhurst:
Reza Pankhurst is a political scientist and historian, specialising in the Middle East and Islamic movements. He has a doctorate from the London School of Economics, where he previously completed his Masters degree in the History of International Relations. He was a political prisoner of the previous Mubarak regime in Egypt, spending almost 4 years in jail between 2002 and 2006. His forthcoming book is entitled “The Inevitable Caliphate?” (Hurst/ Columbia University Press 2012) and is available at Amazon and other retailers. He can be contacted at [email protected]]

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