Jafi Geert Wilders: pleased with himself
The Dutch Muslim Council has attacked far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders' politics as "racist and fascist".
The council, which includes 200 organisations, appealed for calm ahead of the planned release by the MP of a controversial film.
Mr Wilders says his film will show the Koran as an inspiration for murder.
The Dutch Muslim Council said its members' message to the Muslim and non-Muslim world was that conflict would do no-one any good.
I make zero excuses for any islamafool who gets up in arms about the film and takes to the street over it. However, Wilders' film is essentially islamotrolling - a classic case of poking a hornet's nest, solely to elicit a response with which he can then use to "prove" the original assertion that Islam is intrinsically violent, etc. The fact that the vast majority of Dutch muslims will not riot in the streets is irrelevant to the desired, and manufactured, final product: a marketing ploy, with Wilders playing the role of Western martyr.
I used to have more ire for the inevitable idiots than for the instigators like Wilders, but I've come to realize that the islamofools are simply not capable of comprehending what tools they are. Premeditated mischief, cowardly wrapped in the mantle of free speech as if it were some noble enterprise, by someone who is clearly very intelligent, doesn't have any excuse.