Submission 2 to focus on gays and Islam

17th November 2005, Comments 0 comments

17 November 2005, AMSTERDAM — Liberal Party MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali has completed the script for the sequel to 'Submission', the short film that criticised the treatment of women under Islam.

17 November 2005

AMSTERDAM — Liberal Party MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali has completed the script for the sequel to 'Submission', the short film that criticised the treatment of women under Islam.

Director Theo van Gogh, long known for his strong views about Islam, was murdered by a Muslim extremist on 2 November last year shortly after 'Submission' was screened on Dutch television.

'Submission' featured actresses in see-through veils talking about how they were mistreated by their husbands and make relatives.

Despite the death of her collaborator and threats to her own life, Hirsi Ali has finished writing the sequel, 'Submission 2'. It will look at discrimination against gay people in Muslim societies, a spokesperson for the Liberal Party (VVD) said on Thursday.

The main roles in 'Submission 2' will be played by men, including one gay man. "I want to start a discussion about the position of gays in Islam. In the film they are described as creatures of Allah," Hirsi Ali told newspaper 'De Volkskrant' on Thursday.

A team of directors and actors contacted Hirsi Ali to work on the film. Hirsi Ali said they had done this not necessarily because they agreed with her message but because they felt it had to be possible to make such a film in the Netherlands. "I really admire this attitude," the MP said.

The identity of the people who participated is being kept a secret for security reasons. There is no lead role and the actors' faces have been obscured.

'Submission 2' is to be released in 2006.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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