( dpa ) - Singapore's top Islamic body on Tuesday condemned an inflammatory video produced by a Dutch lawmaker for seeking to incite hatred and distort verses from the Koran.
The 17-minute internet video has provoked a stream of criticism, particularly in the Islamic world.
"The video aims to incite hatred of Muslim immigrants among Europeans by including acts of violence that were committed by radicals," the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore said in a statement. "It intentionally distorts versus from the Holy Koran in order to create fear of Muslims."
The film, titled Fitna, which is Arabic for strife, was released on the internet Thursday after Dutch broadcasters refused to air it. It has been taken down by some video-hosting sites but remains available online.
Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng last week described the video as offensive and regrettable. He said that freedom of expression did not give anyone licence to insult another's religion.
Nearly 15 per cent of Singapore's primarily Chinese population are Muslims.