Monday, March 31, 2008

Global Backlash Over Muslim Film

Editor's Note:

There is "global backlash" over the Fitna's film about the Quran. Big surprise! What I don't understand is that everyone is talking about how offensive the film is, yet no one is addressing what the film showed... no one is saying how offensive what the fanatics in the video said regarding Christianity or the Jews, the USA or Europe... no one! Let me, then, be the first... The video couldn't be more accurate. I personally am offended by the anti-Christian hatred that these fanatics pass off as "religion"... And don't give me the "this is only from a minority" spiel. I don't believe that any more than I believe the lies in the film which said that Islam ruled the world before. We in the west better wake up and smell the camels... If we don't end secularism and liberalism and start having more children, Islam will dominate the world...
Nations around the world are protesting the release of a Dutch lawmaker's anti-Islamic film.

Australia condemned Geert Wilders' 15-minute film, titled "Fitna," or "Ordeal" in Arabic, Sunday with the foreign minister calling it "highly offensive."
Foreign Minister Stephen Smith rejected the film's premise of equating Islam with acts of terror and violence.
Click here to view 'Fitna' from Sweetness & (Warning: Graphic).
"It is an obvious attempt to generate discord between faith communities," Smith said. "I strongly reject the ideas contained in the film and deplore its release."
"Fitna" was posted online Thursday but removed from the site,, a day later. It has since been widely dispersed on other file-sharing sites.
The European Union issued a statement Saturday saying the film —that portrays Islam as a ticking time bomb aimed at the West — serves no other purpose than to inflame hatred. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also has condemned the film, saying there is no justification for hate speech or the incitement of violence.
Despite their condemnation, the European leaders defended the right to freedom of speech and called on Muslims to react peacefully.
In the Middle East, Iran has summoned the Dutch ambassador to Tehran to discuss the film, Reuters reported. A senior diplomat from Slovenia, which holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, was also called to the ministry in Tehran over Wilder's film.
Jordanian lawmakers are taking more severe diplomatic measures and demanded their government cuts ties with the Netherlands. Forty-eight lawmakers in the 110-seat parliament have also called for the government to dismiss the Dutch envoy.
Pakistan's foreign ministry on Friday summoned the ambassador of the Netherlands in Islamabad and lodged a "strong protest", according to AFP. It has stepped up the security of the Dutch consulate and businesses in Karachi fearing protests over the Internet release of an anti-Islam film by the far-right Dutch MP.
And in Asia, hundreds of Indonesian students took to the streets Sunday in protest, according to AFP, after a minister called for protests. The students carried posters demanding that authorities shut down websites carrying Geert Wilders' film.
From Fox News

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