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May 05, 2011
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French-Tunisian Filmmaker Nadia El Fani, Whose Film Provoked Attack by Islamists on Tunisian Movie-Theater, Declares: "I Do Not Believe in God"

#3006 | 01:12
Source: The Internet

Following are excerpts from an interview with Tunisian filmmaker Nadia El Fani, which aired on Tunisian Hanibal TV via Youtube, on May 5, 2011. The interview came after Islamists attacked a movie theatre in downtown Tunis because it was showing El Fani’s film about secularism, titled “Neither God Nor Master.”

Interviewer: You have said that you are not waging war against the Islamists who are not against your ideas, but you told me, before the interview, that one must accept the other the way he is. I don't get it.

Nadia El Fani: I accept the other the way he is, but when he is an Islamist who wants to impose on me a divine law that I do not accept – I believe it is a philosophical term to say that I am at war with him… But in a sense, yes, I am at war with him. I believe that he has no right to impose his religion upon me. His religion is between him and his god. It's his story, but I don't believe in God, and I have the courage to say so. I know that it is very audacious to say so, but I feel that it's time to stop hiding.

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