Francis F. Coppola defends Islam as religion of mercy

 

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Famous American Hollywood producer / director Francis Ford Coppola defended Islam with quotes from the Holy Quran in a touching way. He was speaking at a press conference held at the 2015 Marrakech International Film Festival (MIFF) on Saturday, 5th Dec, 2015. The video shows Coppola take the microphone to quote the Quran, specifically Surah Al Fatiha emphasizing the message of peace, mercy, tolerance and love advocated by the holy book.
If you know the Quran, the first words are: In the name of God, the Gracious and the Merciful. Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, Master of the Book of Judgement,Coppola quoted. Anyone who knows this beautiful religion that was the height of civilization in the 13th Century, knows that at the root of that religion, the two most important words are that God is Gracious, God is Merciful, and we trust to that God to deliver us from this misunderstanding that is hurting people, he added.
According to the same source, his testimony full of truth brought tears to those in the room and left them speechless. Coppola, who was born in Detroit, Michigan, is a film director, producer and screenwriter. Some of his most famous films are The Godfather trilogy, Apocalypse Now, and Bam Stokers Dracula. Coppola is among only six people in academy award history to receive Oscars for directing, producing and screenwriting, as well as one of only eight filmmakers to win two Palme dOr awards. Published on Dec 6, 2015
?Sipping Pellegrino water, he took a mental tour through the roots of modern Islamic terrorism as far back as the resolution of World War I, “when England gave the same piece of property to the French, to the Jews, … and before Saudi Arabia when it was King Hussein.And so it isn’t hard to understand these troubles. They go back a long way.”
And in an animated burst Coppola typically speaks in short, measured sentences he criticized jihadists for misinterpreting their own holy book.“The first page of the Quran is about God as “righteous and merciful,” he said, “and it stresses it over and over. It repeats that.And it says, you know, ‘Go the way of that which he has blessed’, which must mean righteousness and mercy.”
“You have these fundamentalists taking the wrong parts of these religions and making I don’t even know where to find what they’re taking. I did a little study on my own,” he added.But his view of terrorism is that it’s understandable guerilla warfare by another name.
“Terrorism is when you don’t have an army,” he said, “and you use anything else you have. We were terrorists in the United States. The early Jews before Israel were terrorists.Terrorism is a word that’s used on these people. And as horrific as some of these new sects are, sometimes terrorism is called terrorism as a last resort for people who don’t have jet planes, or don’t have this so they use what they have.”?
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Francis Ford Coppola responds to a question on Islam, by quoting first chapter of Quran. At the Marrakech …
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