Iran Film Draws Criticism For Portraying The Prophet Muhammad

March 26, 2015 2:50 PM

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Iran Film Draws Criticism For Portraying The Prophet Muhammad

ALLAHYAR, Iran (AP) - Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer the world a literal glimpse of the Prophet Muhammad despite traditional taboos against it.

The movie "Muhammad, Messenger of God" already recalls the grandeur - and expense - of a Cecil B. DeMille film, with the narrow alleyways and a replica Kaaba shrine built here in the remote village of Allahyar. But by even showing the back of the Prophet Muhammad as a child before he was called upon...

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