Ali Eteraz says the movie on Maulana Jal…
Ali Eteraz says the movie on Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi may gloss over the more ‘more interesting’ aspects of his life:
The project raises some interesting questions. First, how will certain Muslim countries, and particularly the more puritanical religious elements, react to the movie? Will there be calls to ban or boycott the film, or will Qatar – home of Arab mainstays such as Qaradawi and al-Jazeera – have enough pull to quell such criticism?
Second, will western thinktanks, in their quest to appropriate all the creative elements of Islam to advance their own pet wars, turn into the film’s cheerleaders and ensure that it becomes a flop?