Dutch Politician Wilders Releases Anti-Islam Movie on Internet

March 27 (Bloomberg) — A movie critical of Islam by anti- Muslim Dutch politician Geert Wilders was released today on the Internet.

Wilders’s movie, “Fitna,” opens with verses from the Koran and continues with images of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York in 2001 and on Madrid trains in 2004.

Plans for the movie’s release have fueled ethnic tension in the Netherlands and sparked anger in Muslim countries including Iran, Egypt and Pakistan. About 5,000 people rallied in Amsterdam on March 22 to protest racism and Wilders’ anti-Islamic rhetoric.

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“I think Islam and the Koran are a danger for freedom in the Netherlands in the long term and I need to warn for that,” Wilders told NOS television today, adding the movie isn’t a “provocation.”

Wilder has campaigned against immigration and Muslim culture since he left the Liberals in 2004 to found his own Freedom Party under the slogan, “Stop the Islamization of The Netherlands.”

The last time a Dutch film mocked Islam, in 2004, its director, Theo van Gogh, was slain. His killer, the 26-year-old son of Moroccan immigrants, pinned a note on his body calling for a holy war against infidels.

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