Spencer comments: The predicted and predictable outrage begins — over a film, mind you, that merely depicts how jihadists commit violence and justify it according to the Qur’an. Yet that fact itself has never aroused outrage among significant numbers of Muslims, such that they would be moved, say, to mount protests against it.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
KARACHI, Pakistan — Dozens of Islamists in Pakistan have staged a protest over an anti-Quran film made by a Dutch lawmaker.
* That must be the ‘tiny minority of extremists’, the rest of them are peaceful Muslims, of course…
Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilder made the film and released it on the Internet late Thursday. Some Dutch TV channels aired excerpts.
Pakistan’s largest Muslim party, Jamaat-e-Islami, organized Friday’s protest outside a mosque in Karachi.
Some protesters demanded Pakistan cut diplomatic relations with the Netherlands over the film.
* “Fanatical frenzy worse than hydrophobia in a dog”- Churchill knew Muhammedansim inside out…
Iran, Indonesia angry over Dutch Koran film
By Niclas Mika
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Iran and Indonesia on Friday condemned a film by a Dutch lawmaker that accuses the Koran of inciting violence, while Dutch Muslim leaders urged restraint.
Islam critic Geert Wilders launched his movie on Thursday evening. Titled “Fitna”, an Arabic term sometimes translated as “strife”, it intersperses images of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and other Islamist bombings with quotations from the Koran.
The film urges Muslims to tear out “hate-filled” verses from the Koran and starts and finishes with a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad with a bomb under his turban, originally published in Danish newspapers, accompanied by the sound of ticking.
The image ignited violent protests around the world and a boycott of Danish products in 2006. Many Muslims consider any depiction of the Prophet as offensive.
Iran called the film heinous, blasphemous and anti-Islamic and called on European governments to block any further showing.
* Freedom of Expression for Muslims only?
Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation and a former Dutch colony, also condemned the film.
“We are of the view that the film has a racist flavour and is an insult to Islam, hidden under the cover of freedom of expression,” a foreign ministry spokesman said. “We call on Indonesian people not to be incited.”
* Which race is Islam again? Quoting from the Koran and showing their own hatepreachers in the mosques is an insult to Islam? Does that sound like the inverted logic of the Musulman…
“We rather lose our culture than a dollar…”
* Dutch exporters have expressed fears of a possible boycott in the Muslim world, though trade with such states is small. There is also concern about 25,000 Dutch citizens living in Muslim countries.
Stupidity and spinelessness at high levels. “EU condemns Dutch anti-Islam film,” from CNN:
* Making sense of all the absurd prostrating by the Euro Dhimmi’s…
The government of Bangladesh has condemned the posting of an anti-Islam film on the Web by Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders.
“This totally unwarranted and mindless action can have grave consequences… because it will offend millions of Muslims around the world,” a foreign ministry statement said on Friday.
“Islam is a faith of peace which preaches patience and understanding,” it said, adding that a spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has’ in the strongest terms’ protested the posting.
“The Dutch, enemy of Allah, has done what he threatened to do and distributed his film,”said a banner in an Islamist website.
The message is followed by dozens of posts by visitors of the site asking for Muslims to act against him.
“Dear brothers, remember what happened to Ariel Sharon. Now let’s hope that he (Wilders) ends up the same way,” says a member of the forum.
Ariel Sharon is the former Israeli prime minister who is currently in a coma after having suffered a massive stroke.