how appropriately named

I don't think anyone could deliver a more damaging critique of Wilder's Fitna than this:

Omar Bakri, the Libyan-based radical Muslim cleric who is barred from Britain, did not think the film was very offensive. "On the contrary, if we leave out the first images and the sound of the page being torn, it could be a film by the [Islamist] Mujahideen," he said.

Ouch. especially since he was serious in his admiration. When you've made a film that makes a terrorist smile, you have to wonder what side you really are on.

(source: Financial Times, registration required)


Nightstudies said...

Aziz you realize that you're a member of a small sect that has already taken Wilder's advice and taken much of the violence out of Islam.

You don't believe in the Hadith collections that most Muslims believe in.

But your sect has only 1 million members, right? You don't represent the majority at all.

Also, Wilders is trying to affect immigration policy. He doesn't have to be fair to most Muslims to do that, he only needs to show that Islam itself creates unsolvable problems.

Nightstudies said...

It's possible that mainstream Islam will always create some small percentage of Jihadis, and a larger percentage of hating bigots who support them.

Can you see the implications of that for immigration policy?