Opinion among Muslims groups in Germany is divided over whether public screenings of a US-made anti-Islam film should be prohibited. "The Innocence of Muslims" is at the center of violent protests around the world.

Two leading Muslim groups joined a growing number of voices on Monday to demand that the film is banned in Germany. Their call comes after the right-wing extremist group Pro Deutschland announced that it hoped to show the film in a public venue.

"I think that we should use all possible legal means [to enforce a ban]," chairman of the German Central Council of Muslims Aiman Mazyek told Germany's ARD television.

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