Have you watched Geert Wilder's short film "Fitna"? Is it accurate / inaccurate? Worthy of examination or not?
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May 25, 2019 / By Haylie Question:
Geert Wilders is a politician from Holland who has produced a 15 minute film called "Fitna" in which he juxtaposes: a) various media clips from newspapers and television reporting on terrorist acts; with b) specific passages from the Quran...passages which seem to support the ideology of terrorists in the acts of violence that some carry out.
Many of those only knowledgeable in Western religions may be less familiar with the Quran. They've been told it is a book full of love and peace by some. Geert Wilders attempts to illuminate the more aggressive passages which may feed into the thinking and ideology of Islamic terrorists.
The Bible is also a book which describes bloody acts, wars, and vengeance in various places so the Quran is not alone in this regard. But the books are also different in various ways so an understanding of each, more in their entirety, is probably worthwhile and relevant.
In recent weeks, Great Britain would not allow Mr. Wilders into the country to screen his movie "Fitna" to Parliament after being invited, but based on a reconsideration of the Muslim contingent in the London community and the fear of a violent reaction, customs was ordered not to allow Wilders to enter the country.
But you can see the movie Fitna for yourself on internet here:
The criticism by some was that Freedom of Speech was under siege in Great Britain as a result of Gilders not being allowed to personally screen his film for Parliament.
Now the U.S. Congress, via invitation from Republican Senator Jon Kyl, will be hosting Gilders to screen his movie today for Congress. Apparently there is less fear of public reprisal from Muslims in America (or at least in Washington D.C.) than there is in London, and Freedom of Speech may be less at risk on the western side of the pond.
But is Fitna truly inaccurate? Are it's juxtapositions of violent acts with verses from the Quran pure manipulation to inspire hatred and fear but have no grounding in the truth about what at least, a portion of the Muslim world believes in it's more militant or radical sectors?
Is Gilders getting a fair shake when he is pronounced "anti-Islamic" and "far-right" by some in the press?
Do the peaceful sectors of the Islamic community deny that these acts of terror took place with ideological fueling from the Quran? How can they denounce Wilders' film as totally invalid or inaccurate? What is wrong with it if indeed it shows the truth of what's happening? Or is it fabrication and purely manipulation of thought through creative juxtapositions?
For more on today's screening in Washington, see this article:
Note: This question is being placed into the Immigration section of Yahoo! Answers because Wilders produced this film to alert the Dutch to the alarming rate of expansion of Muslims into Holland via immigration.
Best Answers: Have you watched Geert Wilder's short film "Fitna"? Is it accurate / inaccurate? Worthy of examination or not?
Dorothy | 6 days ago
I've seen some of it and yes, it was well worth watching. It is time that Americans took their heads out of the sand and did some research about Islam. It is a violent religion that calls for Jihad, subjugates women, and plans to conquer the world. Geert Wilders is one of the few European pols with any guts, thank God for him.
America as the last man standing
'In a generation or two, the US will ask itself: who lost Europe?' Here is the speech of Geert Wilders, Chairman, Party for Freedom, the Netherlands, at the Four Seasons, New York, introducing an Alliance of Patriots and announcing the Facing Jihad Conference in Jerusalem. The speech was sponsored by the Hudson Institute on September 25.
Thank you very much for inviting me.
I come to America with a mission. All is not well in the Old World. There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic. We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe. This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe.
First I will describe the situation on the ground in Europe. Then, I will say a few things about Islam. To close I will tell you about a meeting in Jerusalem.
The Europe you know is changing. You have probably seen the landmarks. But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination, there is another world. It is the world of the parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration.
Sen. Kyl hosts anti-Islamic Dutch lawmaker
Republican Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona is hosting a film screening at the Capitol on Thursday for a far-right Dutch lawmaker who claims that Islam inspires terrorism. Kyl is sponsoring the event for Geert Wilders, who was denied entry to London earlier this month because British officials said he posed a threat to public order. Wilders' 15-minute film juxtaposes verses from the Quran with images of violence by Muslims. Wilders has called the Quran a "fascist book" and said it should be banned.
TheReligionofPeace.com Presents: Myths of Islam.
Muslims often complain of the popular "misconceptions" about their religion in the West.
We took a hard look, however, and found that the most deeply held myths of Islam are the ones generated by Muslims and its Western apologists. The only glaring exception to this is the misconception that all Muslims are alike (they aren't), but even Muslims fall into this trap as well, as evidenced by the various contrary factions insisting that they are the true Muslims, while others are either infidels, hijackers, or hypocrites.
Don't be fooled! Hear the myths, but know the truth.
Islam Means 'Peace'
Islam respects Women as Equals
Jihad Means 'Inner Struggle'
Islam is a Religion of Peace
Islam is Tolerant of Other Religions
Islam Facilitated a 'Golden Age' of Scientific Discovery
Islam is Opposed to Slavery
Islam is Incompatible with Terrorism
Islam is a Democracy
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I think Geert's film is right on the mark.While I'm utterly unshocked by the Muslim reaction to it,I am somewhat dismayed by the way he's being treated by those in power in Europe,though not really shocked.After all,it is obvious that European Leaders have taken the stance,that if they just try to "get along" with the Radical Elements within their own societies,that they will be able to come to some accord.
Nothing could be further from the truth.Are there "Moderate Muslims" who do not ascribe to the more vile parts of the Quran?Of course there are,but then the question becomes,Where are they? Because they are essentially silent 99% of the time when violence breaks out from within the Muslim Society,and most polls I've seen show a frighteningly large portion of the overall community support the actions of the Extremists,at least in principle.So then the question becomes,who can you trust?
As for whether he is Anti-Islamic,I don't think that question has any real bearing.The much more important question,in fact the question that could have a great deal of bearing on the future of Europe is,Is he Right?
I think he is.And I think that when as we say in America "The Rubber hits the Road",the fact is that if Radical Islamists ever try to take real action within Europe,they will get a lot of support from the so-called moderate Muslims.Because the one thing I firmly believe,based on the facts at hand about Islam,is that in Islam "Islam comes first".Before Country,before their very humanity.If they are placed in the position of supporting the Extremists,or supporting their fellow Europeans,an alarmingly large percentage of European Muslims will support the extremists.The only exception to that is if they start attacking their own people,as we saw a bit of in Iraq.
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Originally Answered: What can I use for a cigarette in a short film?
One, and probably the best option is the gag cigarettes you find in joke shops. You don't inhale, but rather blow out causing a reaction of vapour "that looks identical to smoke" to come out of the end. They look almost identical, have no odour, and 100% safe as long as you don't try to inhale them.
Two, there are herbal recipes you can use (which I believe are also commonly used in some films). Things you can find in your kitchen like mint teas (google can help you there). It's has no nicotine or hazardous chemicals (found in typical analog cigarettes); however, anytime you inhale an object that is burning, you do risk inhaling carbon monoxide. It also creates some tar, but I suppose as long as it's only a once or twice type thing then it wouldn't be a big deal since lungs do have the power to break down tar, and the amount you'd create from one or two fake cigarettes wouldn't even effect you that much.
As far as rolling it, you'd need to look on youtube. Since you can't buy papers either, you can use something thin to roll it in like a page from a phone book or if you aren't religious, you can rip a page from the bible. They're made of rice paper and there are always blank pages in the back of the bible.
Though the second method 'would' work, the first is certainly preferred. It's less complex and takes no prep time.