A Jihad militant released a response to the controversial film "Fitna" by far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders, publishing a video on an al Qaeda affiliated website in which the unidentified author denounces Christians and Jews as terrorists.
An al Qaeda-linked website has posted a 10-minute film showing civilians killed or maimed in
Wilders’ film, titled “fitna” or “strife” in Arabic, warns that Muslim immigration is undermining Western values and urges Muslims to tear out “hate-filled” verses from the Koran. It mixes images of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the
Muslim nations condemned Wilders’ film as offensive and the Dutch government distanced itself from him to avert the kind of backlash
The response, posted on an al Qaeda-linked website that has carried videos from Osama bin Laden, paints U.S.-led wars as modern-day Crusades led by U.S. President George W. Bush, a devout Christian whose two terms in office were won with strong backing from the religious right.
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The film was described as an Al-Muraiqib production but its makers did not identify themselves further. It opens with marching soldiers before cutting to a poster reading “Jesus Camp:
The first half is a compilation mixing clips of bombs hurtling down from
In a swipe at the
“Nazarenes and Jews are the terrorists and their past and their present bear witness to this,” read a statement presenting the film. “The true enemy of Islam is the Crusader Pope, God curse him, and the leader of the Crusader campaign Bush.”
The film’s second half quotes intellectuals from Mahatma Ghandi to Leo Tolstoy and George Bernard Shaw praising the Prophet.
Wilders, leader of the right-wing Freedom Party (PVV), posted his short video on the Internet in March.
His film starts and ends with a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad with a bomb in his turban. Caricatures of the Prophet, first published in Danish papers, ignited violent protests around the world in 2006.
Date created : 2008-04-26