Posts Tagged ‘geert wilders’

New version of fitna

April 7, 2008

Geert Wilders has released a new version of Fitna the movie – watch it HERE.

The new version is by an large identical to the previous one, only the famous Muhammad-with-a-bomb-in-his-turban cartoon has been removed, by request of the cartoonist Kurt Westergaard – however the movie contains a similar drawing of Muhammad with a bomb.

Fitna the movie now in farsi and other languages

March 30, 2008

Go HERE for farsi (version with Farsi subtitles)

Fitna the movie on Google Video

March 29, 2008

Several different locations now exists where anybody with an interest in doing so can download Fitna the movie.

But for someone who simply want to stream the video go to google video and watch it:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2949546475561399959&hl=en 

As Chuck D said – don’t believe the hype.

Watch it and decide for yourself.

Europe surrenders – Fitna the movie removed

March 29, 2008

Amazingly liveleak has decided to remove Fitna the movie, apparently due to death threats against their employees.

See the official statement HERE

NOTE – the movie is still available through p2p sites such as piratebay.org or similar – and since these sites are not in themselves legal and the movie has been made public, I would consider it completely legal to use one of these sites to get hold of the movie.

This is the most ridiculous thing ever – not only have the European governments shown themselves to be spineless or without any understanding of the fact that appeasement does not necessarily lead to a fair, equal compromise, but will often lead to continued aggression – sometimes it really is best to take a confrontation of ideas up front, and stand up for what you believe yourself.

So many ridiculous reactions have been made to this film – like its especially rude or extreme? Se various extreme reactions by the UN and various Middle Eastern governments HERE.

Comparisons with for instance the German anti-semitic propaganda movies are totally missing the point.

This is a movie simply displaying facts and letting Muslims themselves express how they think the quran should be interpreted. No clips in the movie are more than seven years old, nothing is really done to dishonor or insult muslims – the reason for the huge impact of the movie is simply watching stuff like homosexuals being hanged in Middle Eastern countries etc., and this is not something made up by Geert Wilders.

I wonder how come the new muhammed cartoons  has caused so little stir internationally? It seems nobody outside Denmark are really aware that new cartoons have been made by one of the cartoonists – and actually many Danes aren’t even aware.

Fitna the movie

March 28, 2008

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