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« on: Feb 27, 2009 08:48 PM »

"Fitna" Screening Irks US Muslims
By  IOL Staff
"…the showing of a film that denigrates the faith of 1.4 billion of the world’s citizens does not foster mutual respect or mutual interest," insisted Ellison.
WASHINGTON — The screening of an anti-Islam film by a controversial far-right Dutch lawmaker inside Capitol Hill on Friday, February 27, is infuriating American Muslims and raising eyebrows.
"I am a strong an advocate of First Amendment free speech. However, this is not about free speech, but rather an issue of propriety, timing and venue," Representative Keith Ellison said in a statement mailed to IslamOnline.net.

Conservative Republican Senator John Kyl has invited Geert Wilders, leader of the right-wing Party for Freedom, to screen his controversial film in a cozy chamber of the Capitol Hill known as the L.B.J. Room.

"Senator Kyl has every right to host anyone he chooses, however it becomes a question of propriety to use the United States Capitol as a venue for the condemnation of an entire religion," insisted Ellison.

The documentary, entitled "Fitna" – an Arabic word for sedition or strife – accuses Qur'an of inciting violence.

It also juxtaposes verses from the Muslim holy book with reports of the 9/11 attacks, as well as gruesome images of the 2004 Madrid bombings and the 7/7 London bombings.

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The film release has drawn condemnation from Muslims worldwide and anti-discrimination groups.
The Dutch government has distanced itself from the documentary and its content.

Wilders was recently denied entry by the British government because of his extremist views.

He was detained by immigration officials at Heathrow Airport on Thursday, February 12, and forced to board the next flight back to the Netherlands.

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Radwan Masmoudi, from the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, also criticized the screening of the controversial film in the Capitol Hill.

"I know he doesn't have a beard and he looks nice with his blond hair, but his views and his opinions are extremely mirror image, exactly mirror images of what al Qaeda has been trying to teach," he told CNN.

"He is the al Qaeda of the Netherlands."

Wilders is notorious for his fierce criticism of Islam.

He had called for banning the Muslim holy book described it as "fascist" and comparing it to Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf.

In January, a Dutch court ordered that Wilders be prosecuted for inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims.

Ellison, America's first Muslim Congressman, said screening Fitna in the Capitol Hill sends a wrong message to Muslims.

"At a time when President Obama has said to the Muslim world, ‘We are ready to initiate a new partnership based on mutual respect and mutual interest,’ the showing of a film that denigrates the faith of 1.4 billion of the world’s citizens does not foster mutual respect or mutual interest."

The Obama administration has promised to turn a new leaf in America's relations with the Muslim world after eight rocky years under George W. Bush.

In his inauguration speech, Obama vowed to seek a "new way forward" with the Muslim world.

His Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, in her first foreign trip hoping to restore US image.

"At a time when the US should be providing renewed leadership for peace and more understanding between the West and the Muslim world, one has to question the wisdom and judgment of promoting a film that erroneously condemns an entire religion—especially in the US Capitol," Ellison insisted

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« Reply #1 on: Feb 28, 2009 07:28 PM »

Both "Fitna" and the "Danish Cartoon" were Zionists' false flags to create wars between the Christian and Muslim Worlds for the benefit of Zionist regime.

When Danish mass-circulated daily ‘Jyllands-Posten’ published insulting caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) – the Muslim world exploded in rage against western Christian world, particularly Denmark, Queen of which is known for her anti-Islam remarks. Most Muslim organizations appealed for the boycott of Denmark. Consequently, the western politicians and Zionist-controlled media took Muslims’ actions as challenge to so-called western ‘Freedom of Press”. However, most Muslim intellectuals, scholars and politicians – in their rage forgot to investigate the criminal hands behind this provocative incident from Denmark, a country which was one of the very few European countries, which boycotted Israeli goods in protest to Zionazi state’s treatment of native Muslim and Christian Palestinian.

Flemming Rose, the cultural editor of Jyllands-Posten, who solicited, selected and published the cartoons – is a Ukrainian Jew with links to Israeli Mossad and anti-Islam Jewish Orientalist Daniel Pipes. The sole purpose of this charade was Israeli efforts to polarize the world in its favor and to promote isolation, economic sanctions and/or a military attack on Islamic Iran.

Interesting enough – when an Iranian editor decided a counter move to have a contest for Holocaust caricatures and publish the selected one – the entire western press and most western politicians came out of their shelter of “Freedom of Press” and blamed Tehran for its “Jew hate” and “anti-Semitism”.

James Petras and Robin Eastman-Abaya a detailed research article on Israeli hands behind Danish Cartoons, which was published in PeacePalestine on February 19, 2006 – and can be read at the following link:


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