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Islamist intolerance solved by tolerance?

Reader comment on item: Will Geert Wilders Show His Film on the Koran[, Fitna]?

Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Mar 29, 2008 at 02:24

Intolerance solved by tolerance? No. An interesting interview with Geert Wilders - skip the typewritten commentary -


The title of his film, "Fitna", is an Arabic word meaning internal strife, civil war.

It has been used in this context:

The First Fitna - (656-661 A.D.), the first Islamic civil war

The Second Fitna - (683-685 A.D.), the second Islamic civil war

It is interesting to wonder why Geert Wilders chose this title - perhaps he is not as pessimistic as his critics say. Why in the world doesn't Islam, if indeed it is cognizant of reality, take this opportunity to say, yes, this (the Islam portrayed in Wilders' film) is a problem within Islam and we need to address it?

If they were to have that attitude, then I would agree, moderate Islam could be part of the "solution".

Could that happen without a "third" Islamic civil war?


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