Christian extremism video goes online

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The Saudi blogger who posted the short video says he is simply responding to Wilders’ anti-Islam film.

11 April 2008

BEIRUT - A Saudi blogger has made a short video featuring Bible texts allegedly calling for war and Christian extremists preaching violence, in response to the anti-Islam film.

The film, produced by Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, has sparked angry street protests across the Muslim world.

Raed al-Saeed says the purpose of his video is to show that it's easy to take segments of any holy book out of context and make it sound like the most inhumane text ever written.

Al-Saeed says he lifted footage from YouTube and used the same methods that Wilders used to make his movie, Fitna. The movie links terror attacks by Muslim extremists with texts from Islam's holy book, the Quran.

Al-Saeed says his video, which is entitled "Schism," is not directed against Christians.

[AP / Expatica]

1 Comment To This Article

  • albrecht posted:

    on 13th April 2008, 23:18:38 - Reply

    Nice try but it won't work. Centuries ago there were violent Christians, often Catholic, that did dastardly acts. Today there are relatively violent Christians, few save isolated cults and bizarre individuals, and none sanctioned by the government or mainstream churches. Certainly nothing as extreme or sanctioned as like in most Islamic countries and even done in Europe/UK by the Muslims, often even against their own kin! Like 'honour' killings, forced marriages, incestuous marriages, underage marriages, forcing women to wear garb, not allowing girls in school, not allowing women to drive, not allowing women to vote, throwing acid on women who have 'dishonoured' you, public beheadings, public beatings, slave operations (in Darfur, for use as 'camel jockey', or for harems), jihad, terrorism, etc. All in the name of Islam and often sanctioned, approved by, and paid for by Islamic authorities or Islamic states. Nice try for an Islamic terrorism apologist, of which there are too many, but, as they say, 'close but no cigar'.