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Reader comment on item: Will Geert Wilders Show His Film on the Koran[, Fitna]?
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Submitted by Watcheronthenet (Netherlands), Mar 10, 2008 at 22:03

1. Both foreign secretary Maxime Verhagen and prime-minister Balkenende are from the Christian Party. They are not leftist at all. Vice-Premier Bos (from the left-wing labour Party) has actually called for a more heated debate on immigrational and religious issues.

2. The Dutch opposition parties have not spoken against showing the film, some just criticised the intent and concept... oh... and Wilders' PVV is an opposition party too... actually the oposition is quite divided the in the netherlands.

3. Angry Mobs of Muslims are mostly orchestrated by the authorities to show the western world that: "we are scary, don't make us angry" and the neighbours: "See how good muslims we are? defending our faith with frenzied protests". the few Muslim adolescents in Europe who have dropped out of school think this is all really cool super-islam stuff and imitate, but don't know shit. If any of these mobs are spontaneous... well... Wilders may be a little bit right that the Islam can be aggressive. But don't forget that "the West" has not been very nice to Muslims for the greater part of it's history.

4. It's all about fear. Geert Wilders fears that muslims will A) Kill him because he called them names once, B) take over Europe, C) not care about his statements or D) forget about him. The Muslims in Uproar fear that A) Wilders' film might indeed create apostates among them, B) incite (more) Islamofobia.

5. Geert Wilders never listens to anyone not affiliated with him. He is in fact, a useless debater, has rejected invitations of Dutch Islamic organisations to have a debate, discussion or dialogue with them. Also, he will never even try to come to a concensus or agreement.

6. European countries are not Anti-semitic for disapproving some of the USA's and Israƫls policies in the Middle-East. ...

7. Dutchbroadcasters refuse to show Geert's Film not out of fear or the so called Islam-loving. It's because Wilders has (unchangable) demands the media do not agree with. One of them being that the editors may not watch it before broadcasting.

8. The USA is the main appeaser of dictatorships in the middle-east. They do this mainly for economic reasons but also to keep radical islam from gaining influence there. Conveniently neglecting that many of these dictatorships will brand any opposition to their rule Islamist terrorists so the USA will condone the destruction of these oppositions.

and let's face it, this film will not change anything in Islam or immigration problems. It will only make things worse. Yes, Muslims appear to be violent, volatile and vengefull for minor slights, these are minorities. Most Muslims can't be bothered, they have more important things to do, like getting food on the table for their families, passing school exams and all the things we of the Western World do also.

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