‘Fitna’ farce

I will probably be updating this post with responses from around the blogopshere.

So, Geert Wilders has finally released Fitna.

It’s a fairly standard Dhummi screed about Evil Muslims Taking Over. You’ve seen it all before if you use the internet and show any kind of interest in ‘Muslim news’ stories. Like Willow, I don’t see the point in writing reviews for it, especially when Wilders is one of those people who likes to prattle on about ‘Islamic fascism’.

Reviews you might want to read:
Ali Eteraz
Aziz Poonawalla
Leon in Amsterdam (via JD)
Amir Butler
Yusuf Smith

The Dutch government is distancing itself from the film and praised the response of Dutch Muslims, who are calling on other Muslims to leave Dutch citizens alone. FaithWorld takes a closer look at the Dutch Muslim response, contrasting it with the response of some Danish Muslims. The Economist suggests European Muslims will be the biggest ‘winners’ if things remain calm. The Slovenians, currently holding the EU presidency, also criticised the film. There are some protests in Pakistan (which has strong economic ties with the Netherlands). Iran and Indonesia have released official responses to the film. So too the UAE and OIC. Indonesia ha banned the film and Geert Wilders from entering the country. Malaysian Muslims would like a boycott of Dutch goods. Jordanian media organisations are looking at legal steps and have urged their government to review links with the Netherlands.

The leader of the now disbanded Al-Muhajiroun, Omar Bakri Mohammad, says the film resembles ‘jihadi’ propaganda videos.

Live Leak have pulled the film citing ‘credible threarts’. (It has been suggested bloggers put the movie on their blogs to test this claim.) One of the Danish cartoonists is threatening to sue Wilders over copyright infringement. The Dutch owner of a clip used by Wilders is also considering legal action. A Dutch Moroccan rapper is threatening a legal response if his picture is not removed from the film (good luck — the original film is now all over the internet). Dutch businesses have warned Wilders they may also sue if any Muslim countries go through with their threat to boycott Dutch goods.


6 Responses to “‘Fitna’ farce”

  1. 1 Fitna March 28, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Yeah, it’s all just “screed” right? I mean radical muslims aren’t really murdering innocent Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Jews and any other non-muslims, right? Of course not. All those dead people around the world just committed suicide and radical muslims just happened to be nearby. Sheesh, why can’t people understand how peaceful radical muslims really are — it’s all a frame up, I guess. Now you can delete my comment like a good little dhimmi censor. You just can’t handle the truth, can you? I doubt you even read this entire post before deleting it.

  2. 3 Danial March 29, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Where’s the outrage by this Fitna wanker when radical Hindus attack Christians in eastern India, especially on Christmas last year?

  3. 4 Julaybib Ayoub March 30, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    I watched the first 30 seconds, saw the cartoon and switched off. I never read or watch this kind of far-right wing bullshit anyway, so why break a habit?

  4. 5 ellias ali khan March 31, 2008 at 8:11 am

    What ever it is, we can see clearly the intention. The freedom they always said is just a freedom of expression or freedom to insult? No freedom is absolute. we will sopport our government. We’ll buy Dutch goods last.

  5. 6 Danial March 31, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Elias, calm down. Why boycott Dutch products as a punishment for the rantings of a far-right lunatic? That’s collective punishment.

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