Sunday, March 30, 2008

Iran Reads the Riot Act to the Dutch

Actually, it was the Indonesians who did the rioting — the mullahs evidently had to delegate some of the work.

But Iran is unhappy about Fitna, and has summoned the Dutch ambassador to express the regime’s displeasure.

Is it a coincidence that a Farsi version of the movie appeared at about the same time?

We report, you decide. According to Radio Netherlands:

Iran summons Dutch envoy over Fitna

Tehran — Iran has summoned the Dutch ambassador to protest about Fitna, the anti-Qur’an film produced by far-right MP Geert Wilders. Tehran recently asked European government to ban the film. So far Pakistan had been the only country to summon a Dutch envoy over the film.
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The controversy has prompted Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen to publish an article in the Arabic newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, calling on people “to keep their head cool and relations warm”. He also underlined the need for dialogue to explain that freedom of speech and religion are human rights enshrined in the Dutch constitution.

Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith has since joined worldwide condemnation of the film. On the Indonesian island of Java hundreds of Islamic students took to the streets of the city of Magelang to protest against the film. Indonesia’s Minister for Social Affairs Bachtiar Chamsyah had previously called for demonstrations.


Hat tips: Aeneas for the article, Heroyalwhyness for the Farsi version of the movie.

9 comments:

davod said...

I wonder how many of those condemming the film have seen it (I mean those in high places, not th mani in the street).

Erica said...

What perplexes me about “Fitna” is why and how any Muslim could be upset with what is an honest depiction of them, in their own words, doing what they do best…killing innocent people around the world for no other reason other than that they won’t submit to the will of Allah (pfeh), or standing upon pulpits and encouraging their Mohammedan armies to follow suit and obliterate “infidels” worldwide.

I read once that Palestinians actually hang posters in their homes of the terrorists who become “martyrs” the way most of us hang up posters of Ozzy Osbourne or Hanna Montana…is this film not the equivalent of that? One would think they’d be proud of their accomplishments, the trail of terror they’ve left since Day 1, when they tossed Leon Klinghoffer over the side of the Achille Lauro 27 years ago.

It was an excellent movie, made by a very brave and selfless man, and you’ve done an amazing job spreading the word, in pushing for as many translations as possible. Absolutely remarkable stuff.

Annoymouse said...

I have to agree with erica, took the words right out of my mouth. You have mosques preaching virulent hatred and calls for violence and Fitna has captured them, honestly, in their own words.

Western leaders condemn the film yet no one is condemning the hate speech that it depicts. It is cowardice plain and simple.

We need money more then we need life.... we'll eat it and cuddle with it at night. But the fascist hate mongers that are sitting on top of the source of our wealth, oil, need to be bowed to in order to be assured a supply of it. Just like France and Russia made backdoor deals with Saddam for oil.

Our governments have capitulated against the greatest threat to modern Western society. They have abrogated their responsibilities and with it, have lost their right to rule. The royalty must step up or step down. The so called leaders are trying to protect themselves while throwing their people to the wolves. They will have to pay for this.

Tuluska said...

Erica
You are spot on. The extremists are probably delighted to have received such a great propaganda film for free!

Gaeidhil said...

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Gert Wilders is a man holding a mirror.

What you see, is what you are.

Hal K said...
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davod said...

With regard to the Brits. Channel Four produced an expose of radical sermons in English mosques using undercover cameras.

The immediate reaction of the police was to cite the TV station for illegal activities and incitement.

I think the case was dropped eventually.

Dymphna said...

The Muslims in Muslim countries who are demonstrating and condemning and threatening, along with their fellow travelers in the West, remind me of the wicked stepmother in Snow White. When w.s. asks the mirror "who's the fairest of all" and the mirror says "it ain't you, babe" then she throws a predictable hissy fit and plans her revenge.

Those bent on establishing the Ummah will always react this way. The only people who have to fear for their lives in these cases are the authors of truth.

heroyalwhyness said...

At 4:28pm davod said...
With regard to the Brits. Channel Four produced an expose of radical sermons in English mosques using undercover cameras. . .

The program is available online:


Dispatches: Undercover Mosque, Part 1

Dispatches: Undercover Mosque, Part 2

Dispatches: Undercover Mosque, Part 3

Dispatches: Undercover Mosque, Part 4

Dispatches: Undercover Mosque, Part 5

Dispatches: Undercover Mosque, Part 6


and yes, the complaint was rejected:
Police complaints over mosque documentary rejected.