KABUL — The Afghan government on Wednesday strongly condemned as "inhuman and insulting" a film deemed offensive to Islam that has sparked deadly anti-US protests in Libya and Egypt.
"The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan strongly condemns this inhuman and insulting act, and expresses its disgust for it," a statement from the Afghan presidency said, referring to the making of the film.
It said the film had caused religious and cultural confrontation and called it "a strong blow to peace and coexistence".
The film at the centre of the protests was made by an Israeli-American who describes Islam as a "cancer" and depicts the Prophet Mohammed sleeping with women, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The film is being promoted by controversial Florida pastor Terry Jones, who has drawn protests in the past for burning the Koran and vehemently opposing the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero in New York.
The Afghan government called for the "insulting" film not to be broadcast, saying that "the heinous act of the filmmaker and fanatic pastor hurts the feelings of the Islamic world".
Riots in Afghanistan killed around 40 people earlier this year after US troops burnt copies of the Koran on a military base.
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