Website for "Fitna: The Movie" is online
The website Fitnathemovie.com has been online since Wednesday morning.5 March 2008
RIJSWIJK - The website www.fitnathemovie.com has been online since Wednesday morning. Freedom party PVV leader Geert Wilders reported two weeks ago that his anti-Koran film, entitled Fitna, would at least be available for viewing on this website.
The site contains a black background with the text "Geert Wilders presents Fitna - Coming Soon." There is also the image of the front of a Koran bearing the text "Koran El Karim" in Arabic, meaning "Holy Koran."
The site is hosted by a US company. The showing of the film on the site does not exclude the possibility that the film may be shown on Dutch television. Wilders said on Wednesday he is still in talks with various broadcasters.
In Fitna Wilders wants to illustrate his opinion that the Koran, the holy book of the Muslims, is a fascist book that continues to incite violence. The politician says that the film does not violate any Dutch laws. He is still seeking a television channel that will air Fitna in its entirety.
The film's title means 'trial' or 'tribulation' in Arabic. The word, which originally meant 'sledgehammer', refers to the struggle within the faith for the essence of Islam.
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