The Hague – Geert Wilders, Dutch politician and leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV), has called his just-released Fitna a ‘respectable film’. He admitted that Muslims may not be happy with it, but emphasised that he had always stuck to the facts. He said he believes that the film is also ‘one thousand kilometres within the framework of the law’.
While noting that he hoped that Fitna’s release would cause no disturbances, Mr Wilders stressed that the maker of the film could not be held responsible for any riots or boycotts that might result, and that it was not meant to provoke disruption. Rather, he said, the images in Fitna were intended to make clear the dangers contained in the Qur’an and Islam.
He also said that he hoped it would lead to discussions of the disadvantages of the faith, both in the Netherlands and abroad, and explicitly invited Muslims to engage in such discussions.
The last time a Dutch film mocked Islam, in 2004, its director, Theo van Gogh, was slain. His killer, the 26-year-old son of Moroccan immigrants, pinned a note on his body calling for a holy war against infidels.
The slaying was followed by the worst ethnic violence in the Netherlands since the end of World War II. Muslim schools and mosques were torched. As recently as October, racial tensions prompted youths to fight with police and set cars on fire in Amsterdam.
* Absolute MSM garbage!
Three-quarters of people in the Netherlands feared the Wilders film will worsen the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims, according to a Feb. 29 poll of 600 people by TNS Nipo and broadcaster RTL.
“It’s beyond dispute that the damage to Dutch businesses as a result of the Wilders film will be sizeable,” Jan Kamminga, president of the trade association FME-CWM, said last month. His association represents 2,750 companies including Royal Philips Electronics NV.
* Goodness! This turkey rather loses his culture than a dollar…
“This film is a direct attempt to incite violence from Muslims and help fan the flames of Islamophobia,” Arsalan Iftikhar, a contributor to Washington-based Islamica Magazine, told CNN on Thursday. “Any reasonable person can see this is meant to spit in the face of Muslims and insult our religion.”
* Good, eh? Bali 1+2, Beslan, 9/11, Moscow, Madrid, London and 10.700 terror-attacks since 9/11, and Muslims tell us to go back to sleep. And a 15 minute filick listing a few of the Islamic atrocities and the Muslims accuse us of ‘inciting violence from Muslims’… INVERTED REALITY!
WAPO truly SUX:
* What a bunch of cowardly wankers!