RoP Shuts Down Filming in London
The makers of a film about a Bangladeshi woman have canceled plans to film in the London area where the story takes place—out of fear of the local representatives of the Religion of Peace™: Brick Lane makers cancel filming. (Hat tip: Fjordman.)
The makers of the film Brick Lane have cancelled filming in the London area where it is set owing to opposition from the Bangladeshi community there.
Ruby Films said it had been advised by police and Tower Hamlets council not to film in Brick Lane area, Shoreditch. Ruby Films is now seeking alternative locations for exterior scenes it had been due to film in the Brick Lane area this weekend. A spokeswoman said: “We have been advised by the police and Tower Hamlets council that it is probably best not to film there. We wouldn’t want to go anywhere where we are not wanted, or put anyone at risk.”
Community leader Mahmoud Roug makes the threat explicit:
Some members of the Bangladeshi community claim that the original novel, by Monica Ali, is “insulting”. The book is about a Bangladeshi woman sent to London for an arranged marriage.
Brick Lane Business Association chairman Mahmoud Roug told BBC News it was a “victory for the community”.
Mr Roug said: “If they have moved from here and will not be filming here, it is a victory for the community.”
The original novel said “a lot of wrong and bad things about the community”, he said.
“As the book was saying things against the people of the Brick Lane area, they shouldn’t come to do their filming around Brick Lane. The people [of Brick Lane] have been humiliated, and they [the film-makers] should not come near to them.”