"Fitna won't be aired on television"

6th March 2008, Comments 15 comments

The anti-Koran film from Geert Wilders will not be broadcast on Dutch television, the Volkskrant reports.

6 March 2008

AMSTERDAM - The anti-Koran film from Geert Wilders will not be broadcast on Dutch television. The Volkskrant reports that not a single channel wants to cooperate on the project.

The newspaper reports that Freedom party PVV leader Geert Wilders himself no longer believes he will find a broadcaster. No channel wants to agree to Wilders' condition that the film must be shown in its entirety.

Herrman van Gelderen of current affairs programme Netwerk was quoted in the Volkskrant: "We are very hesitant to air the film in its entirety. We do not do that with films from CDA or VVD, nor for the film from PVV. Apart from the fact that we are very concerned about inciting hate or discrimination."

[Copyright Expatica News 2008]

15 Comments To This Article

  • MuslimGirl posted:

    on 15th March 2008, 22:47:57 - Reply

    I Ttly Agree:
    It is their (TV Channels) FREEDOM to NOT AIR Geert Wilders film.

    You cannot force people to SUPPORT you (Geert Wilders)!

    So, stick with what you preach about freedom!

    I am free to NOT agree with Geert Wilders!

    I am free to AGREE with those TV Channels to NOT AIR Geert Wilders film.
    - The whole film is just going to provoke muslims all aorund the world and then yall r gon b complainin abt terrorist this nd that whenn yall cause it yaself

    So, dont be mad and sad.
  • mark van der wal posted:

    on 8th March 2008, 05:02:59 - Reply

    When will those who maintain our freedoms be our heroes Van Gogh a marytr for liberty and Wilders with so many death threats from Muslim terrorists , when will the government protect natives. Funny IN Canada Natives have special rights in Netherlands natives are told to shut up and there work has a hard time being shown ,Sounds like discrimmination to me .
  • Don Pedro posted:

    on 7th March 2008, 09:49:00 - Reply

    to Peaceful:
    Disagree, I'm not support him as a person, but I must agree with him on something must be done, others in the past have done and now they are dead.

    killing when you don't agree with the idea of other one is not our society value and at this moment in this planet we have to be afraid of express our self's only because some religion decide to incentive the people for violence, see UK, see France, se Germany, see Belgium, see and see around you. They are creating a holly war in name of God and I’m sorry, I will not aloud any bad Islamic invade my land... EUROPE!

    /D. Pedro
  • john doe posted:

    on 7th March 2008, 07:44:27 - Reply

    The truth will out anyway. This film will be all over the internet. Truth is an unstoppable force. And it shall set you free! Ha ha! But the truth terrifies, fills you with fear and dread. Islam is a house of cards rooted in lies and psychosis.
  • komar posted:

    on 7th March 2008, 04:09:41 - Reply

    Remember that everything has consequences.

    Be it bad consequences or good consequences, he should already knew it!

    I support those TV Channels for not airing this stupid movie.

  • john doe posted:

    on 6th March 2008, 20:28:20 - Reply

    'He is a obviously a populist. If there are any terrorism and deaths resulting from the release of his film. He is to be blamed.'

    That's right...shoot the messenger and exonerate the fascists and murderers.
  • plainspeaker posted:

    on 6th March 2008, 20:07:11 - Reply

    Geert Wilders is a self-aggrandising, bigoted pisvlek.

    Oh and Godwin's! John Doe - you moron - and only on post 5.

    Free speech doesn't mean people have to listen to twunts like Wilders. Go to his house if you want to hear his shite, personally I'd rather slap my own face.

    Religion is bad, but poor quality politicians will fuck your lives up.
  • remke posted:

    on 6th March 2008, 19:26:28 - Reply

    It is their (TV Channels) FREEDOM to NOT AIR Geert Wilders film.

    You cannot force people to SUPPORT you (Geert Wilders)!

    So, stick with what you preach about freedom!

    I am free to NOT agree with Geert Wilders!

    I am free to AGREE with those TV Channels to NOT AIR Geert Wilders film.

    So, dont be mad and sad.
  • Peaceful creature posted:

    on 6th March 2008, 17:41:26 - Reply

    I'm surprised that some readers here are supportive of Geert Wilders. He is a obviously a populist. If there are any terrorism and deaths resulting from the release of his film. He is to be blamed.
  • Anonymous posted:

    on 6th March 2008, 14:13:17 - Reply

    I'm not sure you should declare this an infringement on 'freedom of speech'. This right comes with responsibilities and I truly believe that Geert Wilders is doing this only to gain more attention to himself. He does not seem to have a point beyond demonising a whole population in order to gain votes for himself. I do not believe that he truly cares about this issue, but in order to gain noteriety he will not stop until someone is hurt or indeed dies -- in fact he may bask in the glory of the international attention when the it occurs. I think that the best thing everyone could do would be to ignore him and his film. Then I believe he would quietly fade into the woodwork.
  • john doe posted:

    on 6th March 2008, 14:12:00 - Reply

    To blame Wilders for the violent reactions of Islamic fanatics....as many are doing...is like someone criticising Nazi ideology in 1938 and then blaming the critic for any violent response on the part of the Nazis and castigating him for discrimination and hating Nazi beliefs and hurting Nazi feelings. To accuse Wilders of inciting hatred is absurd and worse than disingenuous. It's sick. The whole point is that the koran does nothing but incite hatred and discrimination!
  • john doe posted:

    on 6th March 2008, 13:55:34 - Reply

    "we are very concerned about inciting hate or discrimination."

    How absurd! The whole point that Wilders is trying to make is that the koran itself incites nothing but hate and discrimination. Van Gelderen is a spineless and lily-livered appeaser. What a gutless place Holland has become! The Dutch will pay for this in the long term with a bloody civil war. Or slavery.
  • Nadia posted:

    on 6th March 2008, 11:43:57 - Reply

    Does anyone see the catholic church blowing up TV stations for accusations of "kiddie fiddling"? No.

    There are sects of the Muslim religion who need to learn that violent protest only degrades society's view of them........which by the sounds of it adds fuel to what this film lays claim to. Learn from your mistakes! Don't make people live in fear, it doesn't do anyone any good.

    Convince people from speech, not violence.
  • Don Pedro posted:

    on 6th March 2008, 09:22:53 - Reply

    "... have a war with our fanatics."
    must read

    have a war with other fanatics.

    D.Pedro

  • Don Pedro posted:

    on 6th March 2008, 09:20:52 - Reply

    "The anti-Koran film from Geert Wilders will not be broadcast on Dutch television."

    Where is the freedom of speech in this planet?

    At the moment and in this case in all Europe we have afraid of express ourselves only because some fanatics from the other side of the ocean decide to have a war with our fanatics.

    Since that we are in the middle and have to deal with these 2 different worlds. No one has learnt a lesson from the WWI and WWII.

    /D.Pedro