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Group says it wants to screen controversial anti-Islam film in Toronto

A group in Toronto says it wants to screen a controversial film that depicts the prophet Muhammad as a womanizer and a madman.

Canadian Hindu Advocacy spokesman Ron Banerjee says he doesn’t yet have a location for a screening.

Excerpts from the movie enraged Islamic protesters in Egypt, Libya and Yemen over its portrayal of Muhammad.

Banerjee says they’ll also show snippets from other movies that are offensive to Christians and Hindus.

He calls it a way of fighting intolerance.

Banerjee is no stranger to controversy.

Last year, Banerjee was behind a protest targeting students at Valley Park Middle School — during which CityNews could only confirm Banerjee as the only member of the Canadian Hindu Advocacy. Other mainstream Hindu groups have denounced Banerjee and his organization for their extremists views.

For three years, hundreds of students at Valley Park had been praying in the school’s cafeteria during their lunch hour. The school doesn’t run or pay for the service.

Banerjee called the prayers “part of the Islam-ification of society.”

The Toronto District School Board defended the sessions, saying it was accommodating the religious beliefs of its many Muslim students, as mandated by the Ontario Human Rights Code.

It said the issue is not one about religion in schools but about religious accommodation.