What a shame for Geert Wilders to start with the burning towers in New York as an example of Islamic cruelty and hate.
The film begins with a warning ‘This movie contains disturbing materials.’ The Al Quran appears, followed by an imam singing verses from it about fighting the infidels.
Two planes are seen flying into the World Trade Center in New York City. After that the buildings are burning and hear a telephone conversation between a woman trapped inside the WTC and a 911 operator. The woman is panicking and fears she?s going to die. ?It?s so hot, I?m burning up,? she says.
Next, another attack, followed by leading terrorists and extremists telling fellow Muslims that Allah requires of them to fight ‘infidels’. After that come images of severely tarnished bodies, all victims of terrorism.
Fitna then returns to the Al Quran, again quoting violent passages, again followed by images of a fundamentalist Muslim imam telling believers that God will give them strength to kill unbelievers.
As for the rest of the movie I can only say that only the extreme examples are highlighted and we don’t know the context. We can easily show the same horror with Guantamo Bay or the Abu Garib prison pictures.
The film was released by Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders on last Thursday 27th March 2008. The Dutch government put heavy pressure on the MP, telling him that he should not produce the movie, that Dutch people living in Muslim countries would would be in danger because of his ‘obsession’.
After the release, Wilders told reporters he made the film, called “Fitna,” because “Islam and the Quran are dangers to the preservation of freedom in the Netherlands in the long term, and I have to warn people of that.”
The Dutch Islamic Federation was asking the court to impose a fine of ?50,000 ($79,000) for every day the film is available to the public.