Fitna Released Online


The same day I recommended that all free speech advocates stand foursquare behind Dutch anti-Islam activist Geert Wilders, the pompadoured parliamentarian released his film Fitna online. It isn't nearly as bad as I suspected; Wilders mostly highlights violent verses in the Koran, intercut with blood-thirsty sermons from PA and Saudi television, images of terror attacks, public hangings and executions, beheadings, etc.

Rather than ignoring Wilders, Dutch Prime Minister Jan Balkenende went into crisis mode, meeting with Dutch Muslims and saying that he "regretted" the film's release. The European Union blasted Wilders, blubbering that freedom of speech "should be exercised in a spirit of respect for religious and other beliefs and convictions."

I'm not sure if there's some fatwa against embedding videos, but watch and decide for yourself: