Thursday, March 27, 2008

Geert Wilders' anti-islam film "Fitna the Movie" (video) - Watch it, NOW!

Update: Due to serious threats made to the staff of LiveLeak, they decided to remove the movie. However, Google Video has picked up a copy: Fitna the Movie

About the movie (Wikipedia)

The sixteen minute movie shows a selection of Suras from the Qur'an, interspersed with partial newspaper clippings and media clips. The movie is accompanied by music from the Peer Gynt suite by Edvard Grieg, specifically Aase's Death (Aase is the mother of Per in the play written by Henrik Ibsen).

The movie starts with a warning, stating that the movie contains "very shocking images". During the title screen, a book is subsequently opened that resembles the Qur'an. A page in the book contains a cartoon from the Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, showing the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb on his head. Next to the cartoon, a timer starts counting down from 15 minutes

The first Sura is introduced, accompanied with Qur'anic recital and English subtitles.

Suras are juxtaposed to video clips of Imams stating Islamic teaching, and videos of violent atrocities committed in the name of Islam. The source for the English translations is unstated.

Al-Anfal, the first Sura of the film, is translated as: "Prepare for them whatever force and cavalry ye are able of gathering, to strike terror, to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies, of Allah and your enemies." Footage of 9/11 is shown, followed by the Madrid train bombings. An Imam declares, "Allah is happy when non-muslims get killed."

The next Sura, An-Nisa, is shown as a justification for Islamic antisemitism. An Imam raising a sword declares: "A Jew is hiding behind me, come and cut off his head. And we shall cut off his head! By Allah, we shall cut it off! Oh Jews! Allahu Akbar! Jihad for the sake of Allah!" An auditorium of several hundred people respond with approving chants and fist shaking.

Following this, a three year old Muslim girl, named Basmallah, calls Jews "apes and pigs" during an interview on Saudi Arabian television channel, Iqra TV[6]. More antisemitism is shown by another Imam, who states: "The Jews are Jews. They are the ones who must be butchered and killed." Child soldiers are shown uniformed and holding guns.

Still pictures of demonstrators holding banners declaring "God Bless Hitler" and "Be Prepared For the Real Holocaust" are shown.

Sura 47, Verse 4 is shown in relation to the murder of Theo Van Gogh, committed by Mohammed Bouyeri. Bouyer is reported as saying: "If I had the opportunity to get out of prison, and I had the opportunity to do it again, what I did on November 2nd, Allah I would have done exactly the same." Protesters are shown supporting Van Gogh's murder, warning others to heed lessons or "pay with your blood".

Dutch newspaper headlines are reproduced, outlining intimidating threats of murder to prominent questioners of Islam, followed by footage of Jack Hensley's beheading. Hensley's decapitated head is shown held up by Al-Qaeda terrorists.

Sura 4 is heard, and is used to demonstrate Islam's Ummah ideal. The Sura is translated here as: "They but wish that ye should reject faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing as they, so take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah. But if they turn renegades, seize them and kill them wherever ye find them, and take no friends or helpers from their ranks." This is shown through a Vox pop: "If someone converts to Christianity, he deserves the death penalty."

An Imam declares: "Islam is (more) superior than the Jews, than the Christians, than the Buddhists, than the Hindus. The only (law) Allah accepts is Islam."

-Live Leak: Fitna the Movie
- Wikipedia: Fitna the Movie


Anonymous said...

I wasn't sure what to expect of this movie but was quite surprised to find that it wasn't as extreme as originally promoted. As a viewer it's pretty obvious that the video clips are authentic. We've all seen them on the news at one time or another and the Islamic extremist are more than happy to take credit for their insanity. The quotes from the Koran speak for themselves, and they too can be validated. So, I'm not exactly sure what the Muslims are upset about. Are they denying the authenticity of the content of this film? As I stated previously, none of this is news, we've all seen it before. Who's intolerant here?

Anonymous said...

Why is it that we're suppose to be sensitive to the Muslim religion and tolerant of their beliefs, yet they're not held to the same standard. How about they try a little bit of tolerance on for a change. Say maybe, stop calling for the death of infidels and trying on a little tolerance themselves. Just a thought...

Rowland said...

Holy Books are dangerous. Islam, like CHristianity and Judaism, has followers who for the most part are peaceful and tolerant. Their faiths, however, venerate these books, the Bible and the Koran, which contain much that is ridiculous and offensive. It is absurd that when so called 'extremists' take the teachings seriously that there is surprise and outrage.

Holy Books should be read as fallible books by fallible humans. This 'Word of God' pretension should be abandoned by all the Abrahamic teachers if they genuinely believe in peaceful coexistence. You cannot believe in peace at the same time as promoting the Bible and Koran as infallible. That is, as the film ably demonstrates, an obvious contradiction.

Eric said...

Their faiths, however, venerate these books, the Bible and the Koran, which contain much that is ridiculous and offensive.

Well said.

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