Thursday, March 27, 2008

Fitna Finally Arrives

Geert Wilders film, Fitna, which has caused quite the controversy since it was announced, has been released to LiveLeak:



The opening scenes are going to be tough to watch as they recount the 9/11 terrorist attacks by the 19 Islamic hijackers, the Madrid bombings, and the words of the jihadi leaders exhorting their followers to conduct still more terrorist attacks with the intention of killing many more.

It traces the Koranic texts that underlie the Islamist ambitions and justifications for terrorism and violence against the West.

These are the jihadis in their own words, and how they've indoctrinated children to their cause - which is to instill hatred and violence against non Muslims around the world.

UPDATE:
Expect a full tilt blogstorm to erupt with the release of the 15 minute video. Already posting their thoughts and support of Wilders against the all too expected backlash from the Islamists: Hot Air, Michelle Malkin, Snapped Shot, Jammie, Ace of Spades, and the Jawa Report.

UPDATE:
While the Islamists and the mullahs around the world will whine and seethe over the portray of Islam in the movie, this movie has nothing to do with offending Islam. It is not about antagonizing Muslims.

It is, however, about showing the Islamists for what they are. Wilders uses their own words and deeds against them. The themes are similar to those found in the works of Daniel Pipes and Robert Spenser, both of whom the Islamists seek to silence by all means possible. The Islamists seek to silence Wilders, Pipes, and Spenser because they shed light on the Islamists dirty little secret - that they use the Koran to justify their violence against the West and that they will not stop until they accomplish those goals or are first stopped by a vigorous defense.

The publication of this video, and those like it, helps reveal the true face of the threat posed by the Islamists.

UPDATE:
LiveLeak issued the following statement:

LiveLeak.com has a strict stance on remaining unbiased and allowing freedom of speech as so far as the law and our rules allow. There was no legal reason to refuse Geert Wilders the right to post his film (Fitna) on LiveLeak.com and it is not our place to censor people based on an emotive response. We in no way endorse Geert Wilders, his views, nor the views expressed within Fitna. To many of us involved in LiveLeak.com some of the messages therein are personally offensive. That being said, our being offended is no reason to deny Mr Wilders the right to have his film seen. Pre-emptive censorship or a discriminatory policy towards freedom of speech are both things we oppose here on LiveLeak.com. A person has a simple, clear choice about whether to view this film. No one is being forced to view it and nor is it being broadcasted on every channel on their television set. If you click on media simply to be annoyed, it is pointless to blame others for your choice.

We do not intend on defending the content of Fitna, only our choice to allow it. Anyone has the full right of reply on LiveLeak.com. Any person or organizations are free to post their opinion and, dependent on said response falling within both the law and our rules, we will afford such responses equal exposure. There are undoubtedly better ways to spark a discussion but this film is now out there and we believe we should all grasp this opportunity to create an open dialogue and discussion on this subject.


 


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