"Arn - the Knight Templar" (Arn - tempelriddaren) is a film soon to come out in Sweden, based on a popular book series by Jan Guillou.
The Arn film can give people in the West a better understanding of Islam, said Muslim imam Smajo Shaat in a discussion in the Skara cathedral last week.
Smajo Sahat thinks the west has a split attitude towards Islam. The west attempts to moderate the image of Islam when they say that all Muslims aren't terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims. And it is really hard to live as a Muslim in the west today, after everything that happened, says the imam.
Smajo Sahat believes that the film about Arn can contribute to showing what Islam and its culture give the West.
Jan Guillou says that one of his goals when writing the books was to show the similarities between Christianity and Islam, and he thinks there is a lot of evidence to that.
Source: Swedish Radio (Swedish)