Czech party wants to show Wilders' film
An extremely conservative Czech political party wants to host Geert Wilders' film Fitna on its website.25 March 2008
PRAGUE – An extremely conservative Czech political party wants to host Geert Wilders' film Fitna on its website.
The National Party has offered its services now that the US company which was providing the website for the film has taken the site off the air. Czech media reported this Monday.
The National Party said its offer was a "response to the cowardice of Dutch and European politicians" who are not able to support Wilders "in his battle against Islam." The party wants to put the film on its foreign server.
Czech minister for foreign affairs Ivan Langer has called the proposal 'idiotic.' He said it was an absurd idea thought up by stupid persons.
Other politicians called the offer irresponsible. They fear a security risk for Czech nationals in the event of possible terrorist threats.
The Social Democrat former minister of home affairs Frantisek Bublan says the Dutch authorities will reportedly not allow the release of Fitna for fear of protest from the Dutch Muslim community. Bublan warned about unrest among Muslims abroad.
The National Party does not hold any seats in the Parliament of the Czech Republic. The movement opposes the country's EU membership, immigration and gypsies.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2008]