"Dracula Untold" insults Islam?

Date Posted: 08 October 2014

"Dracula Untold" has elements that insult Islam, says Dr Fathul Bari Mat Jahya. [Photo:]

8 Oct – Umno Youth exco member Dr Fathul Bari Mat Jahya recently posted on Twitter of his concern regarding the newly-released vampire movie "Dracula Untold".

According to The Malaysian Insider, the Umno Youth exco member tweeted via his Twitter account @ustazfathulbari that the movie has to be reevaluated, as it contains elements that insult Islam.

He tweeted this in response to a Twitter user who claims the movie touches on a sensitive issue, when it showed a scene where the name of Allah was written in the blood on paper agreement between the Turkish Sultan and the Prince of Transylvania. Moreover, the Turkish Sultan – Sultan Mahmet II – is also depicted as an evil man who enlists children into his army.

Also tagged in the post were Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek and Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin. Dr Fathul asserts that he was not standing up only for Islam, saying that he advocates respect for religious differences, and will not tolerate insults in film and drama on any other religion.

The Umno Youth exco member then urges National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) to focus on the issue for reevaluation as the movie will eventually leave negative effects.

FINAS has since responded to the tweet by posting the following on its official Facebook page:

Helpfully directing Dr Fathul to the correct
department to voice his concern to.

Writer: Florey DM

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