Fitna the movie

If you haven’t seen it, you can watch it HERE.

I must say I’m very surprised – the movie really isn’t very shocking or anything? – I had imagined that Geert Wilders (the guy who looks incredibly dutch almost like a pastiche of what people from the Netherlands look like, and has a totally laughable haircut) had made some sort of Michael Moore style movie, and that it actually contained some desecration of the Quran… it’s really something that could have easily been a youtube movie…

And NO – tearing out pages in the Quran is hinted at, but is not shown – you hear the sound of a page tearing off-screen, while some on-screen text explains its a page from a phone book, and that Muslims should have their own confrontation with their own religion…

And YES – the muhammed cartoons are part of the movie.

But all the fuss, the threats and everything shows that Wilders has an important point – if this movie were to be forbidden it would be totally ridiculous.

And if you don’t want to spend 15 minutes understanding something thats subject to intense political debate, heres a short description of the movie: the whole movie consists of cross-cutting between verses (Surahs) from the Quran, footage from various terrorist act and various Muslims exclaiming that wish for world domination or “Death to the Infidels!”. In the end there are some facts about muslims in Europe and some speculation about what the future might bring.

Pretty basic actually – I did not feel the least bit provoked. The movie is totally acceptable and within the bounds of even the most politically correct definition of freedom of speech.

I Salute Geert Wilders!

Not for the movie in itself, but for making the movie, even at huge personal costs – he will have to fear for his life the rest of his years…

It is hardcore to put your life on the line for your beliefs, both if you’re a muslim extremist or Geert Wilders – but I salute people who live an extreme life, not ordinary people who value their own safety and comfort over any ideals they might hold.

For a much more interesting and enlightened comment than I am able to provide, visit the blog of Flemming Rose, the newspaper editor that decided to print the Muhammed Cartoons – NORTHERN LIGHT


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4 Responses to “Fitna the movie”

  1. Iranian Ajax Says:

    I think that the movie could have been done better. I mean, really, you give me 3 days and I can make Papa Smurf look worse than Hitler….LOL.

  2. angryton Says:

    I agree – the movie could have been done by some teenager with a macbook, and nobody would have noticed.
    Now it’s made into a media phenomenon, and people compare it to Nazi-Propaganda…

  3. angryton Says:

    Papa Smurf is quite an evil smurf anyhow…

  4. Nicole Says:

    I just watched the video.

    I haven’t followed this issues whatsoever, so what again is/was the issue and who exactly is upset?

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