Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Have you watched the short film, Fitna made by Dutch politician Geert Wilders?

Geert Wilders's controversial film offers his view on Islam and the Qur'an. "I don't hate Muslims. I hate Islam," says Holland's rising political star.

It starts with a warning to the viewer that the movie contains "very shocking images". Indeed, I was SHOCKED! A cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb on his head! A three year old Muslim girl, says that Jews are "apes and pigs" because "Allah" said so "in the Qur'an". A Dutch Muslim expresses his desire to enact an honor killing if his mother or sister commits zina, the Islamic concept of extramarital sex. A graphic image of gays being hanged. Children of Shia muslims are shown with blood covering their faces. A woman dressed in a burqa being shot through the head by a man....

*holy cow!*

After the release, Prime Minister of the Netherlands released a statement on behalf of the Dutch government. Dutch parliamentarians stated that it is sad that the film does not present any solutions to current problems in the Dutch society and invited Wilders to discuss possible solutions in the parliament. The cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, is still in hiding from the death threats against him. He said his cartoon was aimed against Islamic terrorists, not against Islam as a religion.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Zahid Hamidi urged Muslim bloggers to help counter the attack against Islam. "This is the time for the bloggers to do something useful and not just use their blogs to condemn the government," he said. Zahid said the action to boycott goods imported from the Netherlands was good but not enough to counter the anti-Islam attack. "This is also the time for Muslims to set aside their political differences and unite against anti-Islam elements." The 15-minute film which was posted on the Internet on March 27 linked Islam to extremism and violence, hence drawing condemnation and anger from Muslims all over the world. -- BERNAMA.COM

The LiveLeak website, which removed the film three days ago after threats to its staff, is back online???


Anonymous said... @ 3/4/08 5:26 AM

I haven't seen this film, but I defend the right to produce it.

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"

Nightwing said... @ 4/4/08 8:26 PM

I have not seen the flim. But i think it is already taken off.

All The Cars In The World said... @ 26/4/08 6:09 AM

Hi Monica,
I have seen the film.
To be honest, I do agree with him in a way.
But I guess his points are a tad too blunt perhaps?

I understand his worries but maybe the way he tried to express it is quite offensive I would say.

I think we have a lot in common and I would like to you to see my blog.

Monica said... @ 26/4/08 12:02 PM

All The Cars In The World,
Really? we have a lot in common? Good! ;-) Thanks for dropping by.

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