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Despite a perceived cultural clash between the West and Islam, many of the values upheld by Americans are also enshrined in the religion's holy book, the Quran, an Indian filmmaker said in Atlanta.

"The Quran is already there, it's being played out every day, day in and day out in American life," said Faruq Masudi, who is promoting his newest movie in Georgia. "To say that American lifestyle or society is at loggerheads with the concept of the Quran is very, very wrong."

Mr. Masudi, who hails from northern India, has produced soap operas and other TV shows in multiple languages for distribution in India, Pakistan and around the Middle East.

He had already produced two feature films in Hindi and Arabic, but his latest project was filmed entirely in the U.S., in English, with a cast of American scholars.


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