Dutch Lawmaker’s Anti-Islam Film Hits the Web
Posted on Mar 27, 2008
Conservative Dutch politician Geert Wilders certainly isn’t helping resolve religious and cultural tensions within his country with the release of his short film “Fitna” (running time 17 minutes), which portrays Islam in an extremely negative light. According to the BBC, the Dutch government “has distanced itself” from Wilders’ views. Good idea.
It also displays a graph showing how the number of Muslims in the Netherlands and Europe has grown.
The film ends with someone turning pages of a Koran, followed by a tearing sound.
A text that appears on the screen says: “The sound you heard was from a page (being torn from a) phone book.
“It is not up to me, but up to the Muslims themselves to tear the spiteful verses from the Koran.”
Geert Wilders’ film “Fitna,” which can be translated to mean strife, is certain to cause just that, given his already divisive stance vis-à-vis Islam.