Coptic Christians And Muslims Stand Against Anti-American Violence And Anti-Muslim Film
Los Angeles, California (CNN) - In Los Angeles, Muslim and Coptic Christian leaders stood side by side condemning anti-American violence abroad, and the anti-Muslim film that sparked it.
The 14-minute movie trailer produced in the U- S and posted on YouTube mocks the Prophet Mohammed as a womanizer, child molester and killer.
The man behind the private film is a Coptic Christian, but church leaders aren't backing this project.
Bishop Serapion is the spiritual leader for the Coptic Orthodox Church. He said, “We cannot allow the action of a few deceived fanatical individuals to define our communities. Those individuals are responsible for those actions which cannot be reflective of the respectable community they claim to be members of. Responding with violence only service to continue the hate rather than taking positive steps to start the healing process.” The clip has been banned by YouTube in several countries and the U-S government has made it clear that it did not sanction the film.