Less concern for riots after release of Fitna
Now that Fitna is online, fewer Dutch people are worried there will be riots than before the release of the film.28 March 2008
HILVERSUM – Now that Fitna is online, fewer Dutch people are worried there will be riots than before the release of the film.
A survey by television programme EenVandaag indicates that 20 percent of the Dutch expect there will be riots, while more than half of the population expected this before the film was released.
About 10,000 people took part in the survey. 44 percent agree with Wilders' standpoint that 'Islam is out to destroy Western civilisation.'
A large majority (82 percent) of those surveyed thinks there has been "much ado about nothing."
A survey by pollster Maurice de Hond showed Friday that almost a third of the Dutch have watched the film Fitna either in its entirety or in part.
A poll of 853 people by TNS Nipo, commissioned by RTL, indicates that 61 percent of those asked said they felt that, in hindsight, it was right that the broadcast of the film was not banned.
Of those who have seen the film, more than half (55 percent) say they thought it was a bad film.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2008]