***UPDATE*** LIVE LEAK CAVED! BUT I THOUGHT THIS WOULD HAPPEN AND I ASKED A FRIEND TO DOWNLOAD IT. Let's see if I can get it back up. Give me sometime .... Meanwhile play the video for Liveleak's explanation. If we all don't stand up to Islam together,we all go down.
This is the point of the film, is it not?
UPDATE: SITES RUNNING FITNA are being suspended - POLIGAZETTE - Michael VanderGalien from the Netherlands - WAS suspended.
Phyllis Chesler opiines, Liveleak is apparently based in the UK. I did not like what they said about "understanding other cultures" in their explanation for why they took it down after being threatened. Viewing the film is the BEST way to "understand" this other culture of hatred.
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UPDATE: ATLAS OBSERVATION: This is a great film and I will tell you why. It is powerful and succinct. There is no editorial, no opinion. Just Islam. There are the violent acts of war by Islam and the Koranic verses that call for them. There is nothing incendiary except for the actual word of the Koran. It pulls together, for the the misinformed public, what is really happening around them, why it is happening. And while it is nothing we haven't seen (MEMRI, PMW, blogs etc.), FITNA (because of its controversial nature) had sufficient publicity to whet the public's appetite. Other films that have more depth and give a more complete picture of the long war (ie Obsession) were viewed by only a handful of already clued in citizens.
The misinformed public, by and large, have been saturated with the fallacious meme about peaceful Muslims when really what we are talking about are non-practicing or secular or lapsed Muslims vs. those that adhere to the basic tenets of Islam. This is a critical distinction that is never made. A pious Muslim is compelled, is required to be a supporter of jihad.
"A religion of peace" but only under a pax Islamica - one world living under Islam (that part is always left out).
I hope and I pray that FITNA is viewed buy millions, billions even of freedom loving peoples the world over so that we can finally begin to develop a strategy that will succeed against an enemy we have willfully failed to recognize or understand. The film is simple and brilliant.
Props to LIVELEAK. Powerful. Truth. G-d bless Wilders. Wilders has described the film as "a call to shake off the creeping tyranny of Islamization"
Shame on Network Solutions.
Anti-Qur'an film Fitna goes online Radio Netherlands hat tip wolf
The Hague -Dutch politician Geert Wilders has released his anti-Qur'an film, Fitna, on the internet. The website of his Party for Freedom (www.pvv.nl) contains a link to the site where the film, which lasts approximately 16 minutes, can be seen.Before it begins, viewers are warned that they may see shocking images; these include pictures of the terrorist attacks in New York, Madrid and London. Fitna also contains fragments of interviews with the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, translations of verses from the Qur'an, newspaper headlines about death threats to Ayaan Hirsi Ali and quotes from sermons delivered by orthodox imams. It also notes that the number of Muslims living in the Netherlands has risen from 54,000 to 944,000 over the last hundred years.
Towards the end, a hand is shown grabbing a page of the Qur'an; the image is accompanied by the sound of tearing paper. Dutch subtitles then explain that the sound was that of a page being torn from a telephone book. In a written declaration, Mr Wilders declares that it is not up to him to tear malicious verses out of the Qur'an, but that Muslims themselves must do that.
1945 saw the triumph of democracy over Nazism and 1989 the fall of Communism. Mr Wilders believes that that the time has now come for Islamist ideology to be defeated.
Associated Press , THE JERUSALEM POST Mar. 27, 2008
A Dutch judge is due on Friday to hear the petition of a Muslim group seeking an independent review of an anti-Quran film by lawmaker Geert Wilders to see whether it violates hate speech laws.
Showing the attacks on the West on 9/11 is now going to be considered hate speech?
The petition, seen by The Associated Press Thursday at the Hague District Court, says the Dutch Islamic Federation "believes the situation of Muslims in the Netherlands today is comparable with that of our Jewish fellow-citizens in the 1930s."
*SPIT* The twist this time is the "victims" are the ones doing all the killing, beheading, mass murder ....
The federation asked for a fine of $79,000 per day if Wilders airs the film, and a $7,900 fine for each future instance of an "injuring remark."
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UPDATE: Diana West has a great post on Fitna on her blog here:
News Flash from Pakistan: Fitna protest in Karachi outside a mosque. Guess they found some flags.
New flash from Denmark: Kurt Westergaard, he of bomb-head Mohammed cartoon fame, is planning to sue Geert Wilders for Wilders' use of his cartoon in Fitna. Oh, brother. (Psst, Kurt: Every time somebody reprints your terrific cartoon, freedom of speech in the West is upheld, remember? The problem has been, so very few media outlets have had the guts to do so. Please, have a glug of Danish beer and think it over...)
Meanwhile, from the same story, an interesting Fitna Rage--Fita Controlled Rage--report out of Jordan:
Meanwhile, a coalition of Jordanian media says they will take Mr Wilders to court over the film and urged Arab leaders to review ties with Denmark and the Netherlands.
"We held an urgent meeting Thursday evening and decided to sue extremist and Zionist deputy Geert Wilders," over the film deemed offensive to the Koran, Islam's holiest book, coalition spokesman Zakaria al-Sheikh said.
Sheikh said the coalition of 30 Jordanian independent newspapers, websites and radios would also initiate a campaign to boycott Dutch products in addition to launching legal proceedings against Mr Wilders in Jordan.
He also urged Arab leaders at a weekend summit in Damascus "to denounce campaigns hostile to Islam and review their ties with countries like Denmark and the Netherlands where these campaigns were launched".
A handful of Muslim countries had responded early Friday, with Iran saying the short movie showed some Westerners were waging a "vendetta" against Islam, and warning of unspecified repercussions.
Bangladesh also said the film could have "grave consequences", while a coalition of Jordanian media said it would sue Mr Wilders and launch a campaign to boycott Dutch products.
The European Union's Slovenian Presidency also attacked the film, saying it served "no other purpose than inflaming hatred."
But Muslim leaders in The Netherlands called at a joint press conference for their co-religionists in other countries not to over-react.
"We call on them to follow our strategy and not react with attacks on Dutch embassies or tourists," the head of the Dutch Moroccan community, Mohamed Rabbae, said.
"We feel offended by the link between violence and Islam but we know this guy [and] the best response is a response in a responsible manner."
UPDATE Pete Hoekstra in The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Hoekstra, who was born in the Netherlands, is ranking Republican on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence..
ISLAM AND FREE SPEECH
Radical jihadists are prepared to use violence against individuals to stop them from exercising their free speech rights. In some countries, converting a Muslim to another faith is a crime punishable by death. While Muslim clerics are free to preach and proselytize in the West, some Muslim nations severely restrict or forbid other faiths to do so. In addition, moderate Muslims around the world have been deemed apostates and enemies by radical jihadists.
Radical jihadists believe representative government is un-Islamic, and urge Muslims who live in democracies not to exercise their right to vote. The reason is not hard to understand: When given a choice, most Muslims reject the extreme approach to Islam. This was recently demonstrated in Iraq's Anbar Province, which went from an al-Qaeda stronghold to an area supporting the U.S.-led coalition. This happened because the populace came to intensely dislike the fanatical ways of the radicals, which included cutting off fingers of anyone caught smoking a cigarette, 4 p.m. curfews, beatings and beheadings. There also were forced marriages between foreign-born al Qaeda fighters and local Sunni women.
There may be a direct relationship between the radical jihadists' opposition to democracy and their systematic abuse of women. Women have virtually no rights in this radical world: They must conceal themselves, cannot hold jobs, and have been subjected to honor killings. Would most women in Muslim countries vote for a candidate for public office who supported such oppressive rules?
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