MP Geert Wilders made a movie about Islam, described by himself as intended to show that Islam is intolerant, aggressive and encourages terrorism. Several Muslim organizations and individuals – here and abroad – have already warned that airing the movie could result in tremendous riots, and the Dutch government has already told its embassies in Muslim countries to prepare for quick evacuations. O, and Mayors have been told to be ready for riots here as well.
Geert Wilders Promo Film: Submission Impossible!
The cat is out of the bag: the truth will out!
Cabinet ministers and officials, fearing a repetition of the crisis sparked by the publication of cartoons of Muhammad in a Danish newspaper two years ago, have held a series of crisis meetings and ordered counter-terrorist services to draw up security plans. Dutch nationals overseas have been asked to register with their embassies and local mayors in the Netherlands have been put on standby.
Geert Wilders, one of nine members of the extremist VVD (Freedom) party in the 150-seat Dutch lower house, has promised that his film will be broadcast – on television or on the internet – whatever the pressure may be.
* We’re all ‘extremists’ now! You go, Geert!
It will, he claims, reveal the Koran as ‘source of inspiration for intolerance, murder and terror’.
* He must be reading ‘Winds of Jihad’-hahaha!
Dutch diplomats are already trying to pre-empt international reaction. ‘It is difficult to anticipate the content of the film, but freedom of expression doesn’t mean the right to offend,’ said Maxime Verhagen, the Foreign Minister, who was in Madrid to attend the Alliance of Civilisations, an international forum aimed at reducing tensions between the Islamic world and the West. In Amsterdam, Rotterdam and other towns with large Muslim populations, imams say they have needed to ‘calm down’ growing anger in their communities.
* Get the f*kc out of the kitchen if you can’t stand the heat, Maxine! Since when does freedom of expression give you the right not to be offended?