Dutch MP posts Islam film on web
March 27th, 2008

Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders has posted a controversial film critical of Islam’s holy book, the Koran, on the internet.
The opening scenes show a copy of the Koran, followed by footage of the attacks on the US on 11 September 2001.

The 15-minute film was posted on video-sharing website LiveLeak.

Its planned release had sparked angry protests in Muslim countries. The Dutch government has distanced itself from the views of Mr Wilders.

The film is called “Fitna”, a Koranic term sometimes translated as “strife”. Dutch broadcasters have declined to show it.

more info at BBC News Europe

media coverage of the publication of this film is documented on the dutch Fitna Startpagina

Note: The initial reaction in the Netherlands following the long-awaited showing of right-wing politician Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam film Fitna is one of relief. Commentators are almost unanimous in their assessment that the Internet video is much less inflammatory than expected.

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