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March 28, 2008

Muslim Nations 'Very Unhappy' About Wilders' Film On Islam (Updated - Fitna back up - for now)

Topics: Understanding Islam

Would we expect anything other than condemnation over Fitna?

After all, truth is often painful - or in this case - for Islamists, like looking in a mirror. The film urges Muslims to tear out "hate-filled" verses from the Koran and starts and ends with a cartoon of the Muslim Prophet Mohammad with a bomb under his turban, accompanied by the sound of ticking. Needless to say, Geert Wilders, who launched the video on Islam warning the Netherlands and people all over the world about the grave threat Islam poses to Western civilization, is under constant guard under death threats.

Obviously, there are a lot of Muslims on the planet that aren't listening to the message in Wilders' film and have no intention to "tear out" those "hate-filled" verses in the Koran.

As for the fate of "Fitna," it's been pulled by LiveLeak - as we'd expect. From Mark Steyn, we have this:

Geert Wilders' film is a hit - over 1.5 million views in English, over 2.5 million in Dutch last time I checked - but it's nevertheless been yanked by LiveLeak, with the following statement:
Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature, and some ill informed reports from certain corners of the British media that could directly lead to the harm of some of our staff, has been left with no other choice but to remove Fitna from our servers. This is a sad day for freedom of speech on the net but we have to place the safety and well being of our staff above all else.
... a film such as Fitna might not even be necessary were the western news organizations not so absurdly deferential toward Muslim sensibilities that they go out of their way to avoid showing us anything that might cause us to link violence with Islam. Even that footage of those depraved West Bankers jumping up and down in the street and passing out candy to celebrate 9/11 appears to have been walled up in the most impenetrable vault of the archives these last six years. Both CNN and the BBC could only bring themselves to show the Danish cartoons by pixelating Mohammed's face - the first time this technique has ever been applied to a drawing, as if the Prophet had entered the witness protection program. At one level, they make Wilders' point for him, but, at another, they make it less likely anyone else will step forward to try to make the point next time.
Surely, we'll be hearing much more from the followers of the"Religion of Peace ????" on this and every other afront they can dream up.

So much for freedom of speech!

Update (HT - Jihad Watch): For now, Fitna is back up on Google Video.

If down, check for other links here ...

Related - from Java Report: (Peaceful) North Carolina Muslim to Geert Wilders: Islam Will Dominate Europe, Destroy Western Civilization, Tear Out Dutch MP's Heart:

A moment of clarity from North Carolina Muslim Samir Khan [aka "inshallahshaheed", aka "revolution"] in an open letter to Geert Wilders:

[W]e are interested in letting you know that Islaam will dominate all of Europe, including your hometown, and the Jizyah [ed note: special tax on Christians and Jews] will be established upon your Country, leaving all of the disbelievers in humiliation until they come to Islaam. Let us remind that there are thousands of Muslims living near you; so always expect the unexpected.

Posted by Richard at March 28, 2008 8:33 PM

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