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Friday, March 28, 2008

Lions and Tigers and Fitna . . . .

Oh My!

According to the BBC:
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned a controversial film on Islam made by a Dutch politician, calling it "offensively anti-Islamic".

Several Muslim countries have also condemned the film, a 15-minute polemic by the far-right MP Geert Wilder, which was posted online on Thursday.

Pakistan, Indonesia, Iran and Bangladesh were among those to protest.

The film sets verses from the Koran against a background of violent images from terror attacks.

"I condemn, in the strongest terms, the airing of Geert Wilders' offensively anti-Islamic film," Mr Ban said in a statement.

"The right of free expression is not at stake here," he added. "Freedom must always be accompanied by social responsibility."

The EU's Slovenian presidency said the film served no purpose other than "inflaming hatred".
You will not be surprised to learn that the murderous savages whose murderous savagery was depicted in the film threatened . . . . well, more of same to employees of the website that first posted the film online. More HERE. In their world, the fact that they are offended is not merely important, it is the only matter of fact germane to "discussion" of the topic.

Fortunately, we don't live under the rule of Secretary's General, or Islamic Councils. That being the case, you ought perhaps to decide for yourself.


[update] If the emissaries of the Religion of Peace put the arm on YouTube, then Pat Dollard has posted the film, with this introductory commentary:
Bring it, you miserable pedophile-worshipping piglet pukes…we will NEVER bow to your bullshit yappity yapping.
A very rude fellow. He appears to be ignorant of the rules: it's OK to be an anti-Semite; it's OK to insult the Pope; it's OK to make fun of Christianity. But one may never criticize Muslims. I think it has something to do with their self-esteem. Whatever.

[update II] Several correspondents have observed that the above was produced by a stolid, sober Dutchman and, as a consequence, it is . . . well . . . not very upbeat. They remind us of this quintessentially American video, from a couple of years ago:

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