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Criticism is a big problem in Islam; films can help in prying it open for a large public.

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Submitted by Charles (Netherlands), Feb 1, 2010 at 10:39

I must point out one thing, Mr Syed Mohammad Ali: in the past 50 years, there have been a huge amount of films and documentaries made about Judeo-Christianity. Any- and everybody up to Mozes and Jezus have been portrayed and The Bible has been filmed, analyzed, critiqued and counter spoken from back to front and from every possible angle one can imagine. This, I am sorry to ascertain, has not (never) happend in Islam. In the islamic world no other view is permitted then the Only view, as laid down in the Koran, Hadith and Shari'a. It is not even permitted to show Mohammed let alone criticize or ridicule hem. Ofcourse, muslims themselves are the first to suffer from this oppression. There just is no real freedom in the islamic world.

The showing of Fitna is very necessary I am sorry to say. Islam is a real and present danger to liberal and freedom loving countries. Most people had never read anything about the islam up to the moment that Fitna was shown. I agree with you that Fitna does not show everything about the islam, but that was not the reason of making the film ofcourse. It was ment to be a short film. Other then that, Fitna opend many eyes and minds, and that was the primary reason of making the film.

All in all, regarding a more fundamental view and profound study of the history of islam and its dangers for the free world, another film (documentary) should be recommended. This is "Islam: What the west needs to know" by Gregory Davis and Bryan Daly. This is very disturbing albeit intensely interesting presentation on the fundamentals on Islamic traditions and ambitions. It can be see on YouTube in 9 parts.

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