Dutch anti-Islam film posted on the Internet
"Stop Islamisation, Defend our freedom," film concludes
Dutch MP Geert Wilders has posted his anti-Islamic film, which has sparked wide condemnation and fears of a backlash, on the Internet on Thursday.
The first minutes of the 15-minute movie show a Quran being opened and the text of a sura from Islam's holiest tome, which it translated from Arabic as imploring the faithful to "terrorize the enemies of Allah".
They were then followed by images of airplanes flying into the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001, with soundbits from phone calls to the emergency services on that day.
The film continues with grizzly images of bloodstained bodies in the aftermath of the Madrid train bombings in March 2004 in which 191 people were killed.
Despite pressure from The Hague not to release the movie, Wilders pushed ahead.
Dutch officials fear a repeat of violent protests that erupted when European newspapers printed cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)
In comments to the Netherlands' domestic ANP news agency Thursday, Wilders, 44, said he felt "Fitna" is "a decent film".
He added that he can understand that Muslims could be upset about the film, but stressed: "It remains widely within the framework of the law".
"My film was not made to provoke violence," he said, adding that he hoped there would not be riots now that he had posted the film.
The movie includes images of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh who was killed in 2004 by a Muslim radical for also making a film critical of Islam.
After nearly 10 minutes of selected Quranic verses followed by gruesome images of attacks, beheadings, beatings, and speeches by unidentified Muslim clerics condemning infidels, Wilders turns to the situation in the Netherlands.
The film shows statistics of the growing Muslim population in the Netherlands and shows images of female genital mutilation, a hanging of suspected gay men, beheadings and bloodied children, all following the words: "The Netherlands in future?”
The film ends with someone leafing through the Quran , and a tearing sound is heard.
"The sound you heard was from a page (being torn out) of the phone book. It is not up to me, but up to the Muslims themselves to tear the spiteful verses from the Quran ," says a text that appears on the screen.
"Stop Islamisation, Defend our freedom," the film concludes.