Friday, March 28, 2008

Wilders' movie Fitna released

Yesterday evening, Dutch MP Geert Wilders has released his movie Fitna (mirror). The movie had already generated plenty of hype before the release because of its expected anti-Muslim and anti-Koran theme. After watching the movie, however, to this viewer, it seems to contain little to upset Muslims. That's good news for the Dutch living in the Middle East.

The movie is a collection of old images of Muslim terrorists' actions. So we again see the attack on the World Trade Center, now with dramatic recordings of phone calls from people trapped within the building to their loved ones, we see masked men decapitating one of their hostages, imams calling for destruction of all non-believers and so on, and so on. It's a 15 minute recap of these kind of events that happened during the last few years.

Sure, these are shocking images, but it gets quite boring after a while. We have seen it before, there's nothing new here.

In between, he has inserted violent passages of the Koran, like a call to kill all the enemies of the Muslim faith, etc. A Muslim expert made an interesting comment yesterday on Dutch TV by saying that Wilders has copied the exact style of the Al Quaeda recruiting tapes, as these tapes have a similar mix of violent images and references to the Koran.

At the end, Wilders shows the Koran, then the image fades to black and you hear the sound of a page being ripped out. To avoid any misunderstanding, this is followed by the statement that the sound was made by ripping a page out of a phone book. Wilders then states that he will leave it up to the Muslims to remove all the hateful passages of the Koran.

The only "shocking" element of the movie is that Geert Wilders seems to equate the Muslim faith with all these terrible terroristic events. That's as intelligent as holding all Christians responsible for blood baths by the IRA in Northern Ireland, or blaming all the Christians for the killing of doctors who perform abortions in the USA.

Other than that, the movie doesn't bring any new insight to the table. It doesn't try to formulate a solution to the violence by fanatics, and perhaps worst of all for Wilders, he might find that many Muslims would join him in condemning the violence and the hijacking of their faith.


Francine said...

You said:"... and perhaps worst of all for Wilders, he might find that many Muslims would join him in condemning the violence and the hijacking of their faith."

I bet he will be focusing on the reaction of the odd moslim thinking otherwise. His only reason/goal in politic life.
Sad that this image is blasted about The Netherlands.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

In addition to your above comments I would have to say that I think the focus of anti-Jewish sentiments is telling. I think Wilders was in cahoots with the Israelis on this as there is very disproportionately little anti-Christian things being said or done by extremists. So I really do think there is a heavy pro-Israel motive behind the making of this movie.

Secondly, I'd like to point out that the anti-Jewish statements are totally out of context. Children who have lost a parent, etc, because of the actions of the Jewish state are undoubtedly going to be taught Jewish hate.

In general, while no one can deny that these passages are very blunt in encouraging and commanding violence against those who do not accept Mohammad's creed, this movie names every Muslim a terrorist when the vast majority are of Muslims are not violence-lovers. I think Wilders has done harm to his purported cause.

Anonymous said...

IRA attacks are not done in the name of Christianity, but in the name of a nationalist cause. Your comparison does not stand.

USpace said...

Millions and millions are quiting Islam every year; in Africa 16,000 leave Islam everyday, according to

For Muslims reading this, be brave! You also can leave Islam. Be a brave apostate!

Youtube & Google Video have put 'Fitna' up. See the link at the bottom.

GO Mr. Wilders! Great job! Short and to the point, very powerful!
It will be interesting to see how many Dhimmi politicians will watch this. Eventually, most probably will.

SPREAD THE WORD to the world everyone!

All freedom starts with freedom of speech. If there is no freedom of speech, there will be no freedom. The Christians and Jews don’t riot when somebody makes fun of Christ or Jews. People must learn to be civilized. Rioting MUST not be tolerated.

That’ll be great if there’s not much rioting, how very mature that would be. Geert Wilders is a hero spreading the painful truth. He MUST be protected!
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
weak and insecure is BEST

the best way for religion
KILL those who question it

absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
Islam for everyone

submit to glorious life
slavery and servitude

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
outlaw self-defense

exposing violent crimes
shall be deemed hate speech