A Review by D.M. Murdock/Acharya S
The long awaited movie from Dutch politician Geert Wilders, “Fitna,” opens with a quote from the Quran/Koran, surah 8:60, in English with the Arabic on the right side. In fact, pretty much the entire movie is composed of either quotes from the Koran or from other Muslim authorities, as well as images of the murder and mayhem – the terrorism – committed all over the place by Muslim fanatics over the past decade or so. (Not enough time in the movie’s 15 minutes to cover the countless previous atrocities committed in the name of Islam worldwide.) Wilders himself makes no verbal comment, only a few written sentences at the end serving as a summary and call to action. It needs to be emphasized that this movie represents words from Islamic scriptures and authorities themselves, highlighted by violence and oppression that appear to have been directly caused by those words.
In my review here, I will be reproducing the pertinent surahs with additional verses at times from a different translation (where noted) that is somewhat more comprehensible to both native and non-native speakers of English. I am further describing pretty much everything in the film just in case it becomes unavailable at any point – even though, hopefully, thousands of people have already saved it to their computers and are putting it up all over the place.
“Let not the unbelievers think that they will ever get away. They have not the power to do so. Muster against them all the men and cavalry at your command, so that you may strike terror into the enemy of God [Allah] and your enemy…” –Q 8:59-60 (Dawood, N.J., The Koran: With a Parallel Arabic Text, Penguin Classics, 1991, p. 183)
After this Islamic declaration of war, the movie cuts to the horrifyingly familiar footage of the planes hitting the World Trade Center Towers. (Yes, of course, I am well aware of the debate as to who was really behind the conspiracy to destroy the World Trade Center Buildings. Here are the facts: Speaking out of both sides of their mouths, Muslim fanatics are using 9/11 both to intimidate the world into bowing to their will by claiming responsibility for it – as in “Europe, you will pay, your 9/11 is on the way” – and to denounce “the Jews” by blaming it on them.)
Next we see the Madrid train bombings of March 11, 2004, overlain with the wretched rantings of rabid imams calling for the deaths of infidels, followed by gruesome images of bodies blown to bits and burned.
The next Koranic verse is 4:56:
“Those who deny Our revelations We will burn in fire. No sooner will their skins be consumed than We shall give them other skins, so that they may truly taste the scourge. God [Allah] is mighty and wise.” — Q 4:56 (Dawood, p. 86)
This violent imagery is followed by the rantings of another rabid Muslim imam essentially advocating the beheading of Jews. Next, he pulls out a sword and starts swinging it around, arousing the depraved crowd, who all begin shouting, “Allahu Akbar! (Allah is great!),” as well as “Jihad for the sake of Allah!” The connection of jihad with MURDER, rather than “inner struggle,” as we have been led to believe by Muslim apologists, could not be more obvious.
Then we see the adorable but infamous three-year-old Palestinian girl – already covered up in her oppressed female state – dutifully reciting that Jews are “apes and pigs.” This assertion is true because it says so in the Koran, the little girl, who should never have known such bigotry and hatred, tells us.
This sad scene is followed by the grisly images of Muslims dragging burned and beaten bodies through the streets, as well as bombed-out British buses and subway cars.
Another rabid imam is firing up the Muslim congregation by calling for the “butchering” and “killing” of Jews.
We are next subjected to images of Palestinian armies, and a freakish woman dressed in a black burkha carrying a placard warning Europe to “Be prepared for the REAL holocaust,” along with another insidious-looking black-garbed Muslim woman bearing a sign saying, “God Bless Hitler” in red ink.
The next segment highlights the Koranic surah 47:4:
“Therefore, when ye meet the unbelievers, smite at their necks and when ye have caused a bloodbath among them bind a bond firmly on them…”
Cut to an image of Theo van Gogh with Dutch narration asking him if he thinks “an idiot” will want to kill him, to which he naively answers, “No, I can’t imagine that.” We know what happens next: van Gogh is shot multiple times and his head nearly severed by a Muslim fanatic upset over the filmmaker’s movie “Submission,” which exposed Islamic abuse of women. In Great Britain, Muslim rabblerousers hold signs calling for jihad against Europeans, invoking the murder of Theo van Gogh, making it quite evident what they mean when they use the term “jihad”: “Take lessons – for you will pay with your blood.” The following image is of another Palestinian with face covered by a keffiyeh holding a Koran in his right hand and a large knife in the other.
We next see a “hit list” from a Dutch newspaper that included Theo van Gogh, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Geert Wilders. A Saudi imam is inciting young men to be sacrificed by going out and slitting throats and shattering skulls, saying, “This is the path to victory.” At this point we see Muslim savages begin to hack off young American businessman Nick Berg’s head. Fortunately, we are spared the hideous sight, but we can still hear the sickening, evil torture – followed Berg’s head being held aloft by the evil Muslim barbarian.
At this point, I ask myself for the umpteenth time:
HOW CAN ANYONE DEFEND FOR ONE MOMENT THIS HEINOUS IDEOLOGY?
On to the Koranic surah 4:89:
“They but wish that ye [you] should reject faith as they do, and thus be on the same footing as they, so take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah. But if they turn renegades, seize them and kill them wherever ye [you] find them and taken no friends or helpers from their ranks.”
After this we see the average Afghan on the street stating that “Islam is the best religion there is” and that “If someone converts to Christianity, he deserves the death penalty.” We might here ask ourselves, “THAT’S the ‘best religion there is?’ Compared to what?!”
We are then informed by another rabid Muslim imam that Islam is superior to all the other religions, accompanied by an image of a Muslim desecrating a church.
Next come images of Dutch newspaper articles showing death threats against Dutch politician Ehsan Jami, British writer Sir Salman Rushdie and Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali – all three apostates from Islam.
On to Surah 8:39:
“Fight them until there is no dissension and the religion is entirely Allah’s.”
This “holy scripture” is followed by a series of Muslim fanatics declaring:
“Islam is a religion that wants to rule the world. It has done so before and eventually will rule it again.”
At this point, we would not be unreasonable to think to ourselves:
“Will ABSOLUTE EVIL be allowed to dominate the planet?“
The fanatic Iranian president is shown making the same comments concerning Muslim hegemony. From one after another Muslim fanatic we hear the same declaration of domination over and enslavement of non-Muslims, including the takeover of America, Britain and Europe.
Next we see the infamous signs, “Islam will dominate the world” and “Freedom go to hell.”
The juxtaposition is obvious: Islam is slavery – and we are all to be enslaved under Islam.
We next see the phrase “The Netherlands under the spell of Islam,” with an image of two minarets in the background. A number of images appear demonstrating the Islamization of Holland: E.g., an imam saying that “the mosque will be part of the government of Holland,” along with a woman clad in a full black burkha pushing a baby stroller.
We see a frightening chart of the growth of Muslims in the Netherlands – an explosion within the last two decades.
An apparently Dutch Muslim man is shown enthusiastically saying that he will kill his mother and sister for having sex with “someone else.” He emphasizes that he will “absolutely” commit an “honor killing.”
An imam states that “adultery” and “homosexuality” are “crimes” in Islam. A postcard is shown with the many symbols of Islam in Holland, saying in Dutch, “Greetings from the Netherlands.”
We next hear commentary in Arabic spoken in Dutch mosques essentially calling for the end of Western civilization and all it stands for, as well as advocating the stoning of women who “commit adultery.”
We see two young “gays” in Iran being hung by the necks, with the question, “The Netherlands in the future?”
Following are disturbing images of Muslim children whose heads have been sliced open for the vile “celebration” of Ashoura, again with the question, “The Netherlands in the future?”
The same question attends horrifying images of girls and women being subjected to the cruel and brutal “cultural tradition” of female genital mutilation, which is most often done in the name of Islam. Women beheaded, hung and shot in the name of Islam are also shown.
Newspaper headlines with a tiny fraction of the thousands of atrocities committed in the name of Islam over the past decade are next shown. Freedom of speech and democracy are denounced, stating, “Islam is our alternative.”
More nauseating signs of the takeover of Holland by Islamic fundamentalism: “Honor killings” have exploded. Schools close on Muslim holidays. Elementary schools now have “jihad lessons.” Students are offered a “free trip to Mecca.” Requests are made to teach Turkish in public schools. Foreign imams are given special entry visas. The murderer of Theo van Gogh says, “My successors are ready.” More headlines highlight how large a segment of the Dutch Muslim population is ready to destroy Western culture, with the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas freely allowed to proselytize in Holland. Next we see headlines of the vilification of homosexuals by Muslims in Holland, with imams “legalizing violence against gays” and advocating throwing them from tall buildings.
Other signs are given of the Islamization of Holland, including allowing genital mutilation and depriving women of medical attention, as well as special Muslim investment or “halal-funding.”
Finally, we are reminded that Al-Qaeda has issued a death penalty fatwa against Geert Wilders, the maker of this succinct and effective expose of Muslim murder and mayhem.
The bottom line, we are told:
The Koran is a “license to kill.”
We see a hand turning a page of the Koran, with the sound of a page being torn out of a book. We are informed, however, that the sound was actually that of a page being torn out of a phone book, with the ending remarks:
“For it is not up to me, but to Muslims themselves to tear out the hateful verses from the Quran.
“Muslims want you to make way for Islam, but Islam does not make way for you.
“The Government insists that you respect Islam, but Islam has no respect for you.
“Islam wants to rule, submit, and seeks to destroy our Western civilization.”
We are reminded of Nazism being defeated in Europe in 1945 and Communism in 1989, with the warning, “Now, the islamic ideology has to be defeated.”
“Defend our freedom.”
The parting shot might be deemed amusing – the now famous image of Mohammed wearing the turban-bomb, this time with the fuse lit – were it not so true and so frightening.
(NB: I am also well aware of Geert Wilders’s long and passionate association with Israel. While he may therefore be receiving assistance in staying alive, from the quality of this movie, I highly doubt that there was any great “propaganda” effort or money put into it. The Muslim world frankly does not need any spin on it to make it appear unattractive and frightening – all one need do is study history and the fundamentalist Muslim nations to know that what is being portrayed in this movie represents reality.)
Geert Wilders’s “Fitna: The Movie”
The original LiveLeak.com version was first disabled due to “very serious threats” against staff members. It was briefly reactivated after security measures were taken. It was then deleted again “due to copyright issues”, probably based on the Muhammad-bomb cartoonist’s legal threats. It is supposed to uploaded again “shortly.” In the meantime, I have also embedded Parts 1 and 2 of the movie in English from YouTube. You will need to log in to see it, however, because it’s age-restricted. If these sites go down, check out this list of Fitna providers.
“Fitna” on YouTube, Part 1
“Fitna” on YouTube, Part 2