Sunday, March 30, 2008


is a film by Dutch politician Geert Wilders, leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV) in the Dutch parliament. The movie offers his views on Islam and the Qur'an. The film's title comes from the Arabic word fitna which is used to describe "disagreement and division among people", or a "test of faith in times of trial". Fitna was released to the Internet on 27 March 2008.

I'm not going to post the video here because some of the images are disturbing, especially the "freeze frame" that shows up when the video is embedded. You can find the full movie, with English subtitles, here.
A brief review follows the break.

As a movie, I'd have to say it wasn't very good. All of the scenes are stock video filtered through the "fuzzy lens" view. I had to watch it twice before I realized what the opening sound effect was supposed to be: A match lighting the fuse in Mohammad's headdress.

Technical aspects aside though, the message is very powerful and delivered well. The movie consists of verses being read from the Koran followed by video of islamofascists fulfilling the commandment giving by the verse. As in the first scene.

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.

This is followed by scenes from 9/11 and the Madrid bombings.

The whole movie follows this pattern, interspersed with the usual rantings of Imams and leaders. I'd say it's worth watching but be warned, it is graphic.

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