Friday, March 28, 2008

FITNA- Islam and Free Speech by Peter Hoekstra
an article in the Wall Street Journal about
Fitna a film by Geert Wilders and Scarlet Pimpernel

This article and links to where you can watch the film are available at Islamic Danger 2U - Fitna, a film by Geert Wilders and Scarlet Pimpernel

About the Wall Street Journal article:

I strongly disagree with three statements that the writer of the Wall Street Journal article cited and linked above made:

"Reasonable men in free societies regard Geert Wilders's anti-Muslim rhetoric, and films like 'Fitna,' as disrespectful of the religious sensitivities of members of the Islamic faith."

COMMENT: This is so so much bullsht and appeasement of Islamics. Islamics are disrespectful of the religious sensitivities of members of any faith but the ideology known as Islam.

"The film . . . reportedly includes images of a Quran being burned"

COMMENT: The film contains no such thing. It does not insult the koran, it only reproduces its words and accompanies them with images of the results of carrying out these words.

"I do not defend the right of Geert Wilders to air his film because I agree with it. I expect I will not. (I have not yet seen the film)."

COMMENT: There is nothing here to disagree with. The words are from the koran, the images from acts sanctioned by the koran. Nothing more. An excellent, moving film.

AND in this I strongly agree with Mr. Hoekstra:

"While efforts to create parallel Islamic societies have been mostly peaceful, they may actually be a jihadist 'waiting game,' based on the assumption that the Islamic populations of many European states will become the majority over the next 25-50 years due to higher Muslim birth rates and immigration."

All in all this is an excellent article, except for the portions commented on above, which are based on anticipation of inflammatory material as screamed about by Moslems, not in the film itself.

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