Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Geert Wilders: Fitna Producer Charged with Blasphemy by Jordan

Geert Wilders celebration was short-lived.

The Dutch politican's relief on Monday caused charges to be filed against him in another country on Tuesday.

Wilders, the Dutch politician/film producer, was charged by a Jordanian prosecutor with blasphemy and contempt of Muslims. The prosecutor cited Wilders' film "Fitna" as an anti-Koran film and ordered him to stand trial in Jordan, according to Reuters.

Yesterday, Dutch prosecutors stated that they decided that they wouldn't press charges against Wilders because his views in "Fitna" were protected by his right to free speech.
An order was issued to bring Wilders to trial through the Dutch Embassy in Amman, Reuters reported.

Wilders' film "Fitna," which appeared on the Internet on March 27, linked terror attacks by Muslim extremists to texts from the Koran, Islam's holy book.

The Organization of the Islamic Conference, a league of 56 Muslim nations, said it was "deeply annoyed" by the Dutch decision, Reuters reported.

"The decision ... encourages and supports the irresponsible defamatory style followed by some media outlets and instigates feelings of hatred, animosity and antipathy towards Muslims," the Saudi Arabia-based organization said in a statement, according to Reuters.

ALSO at DBKP.com:
* Terrorist "How-to" Videos Censors Geert Wilder's 'What the West Needs to Know'
* YouTube's New Logo?

ALSO at DBKP.com:
Geert Wilders' 14-part "What the West Needs to Know" video series, banned by Muslim countries and called "racist" by the usual suspects, is at DBKP.com.
* Video: Islam, What the West Needs to Know, Part 1
* Video: Islam, What the West Needs to Know, Part 2
See the above stories for the rest of the video parts; or, search DBKP in the upper right hand corner of the Front Page.

Wilders' film sparked protests in Malaysia, Indonesia and Pakistan, and several over countries. Several Muslim organizations called for countries to boycott Dutch goods after "Fitna" was released.

The Dutch government has said it disagrees with the tone of the film, but says Wilders has a constitutional right to air his views. The U.N. secretary-general and U.N. agencies have condemned the film. EU foreign ministers have also rejected Wilders' views.

Reuters reported the charges could land Wilders in jail for up to three years.

An order was issued through the Dutch embassy in Amman to bring Wilders to stand trial. The charges carry a maximum sentence of three years in prison, lawyers said.

Wilders, whose right-wing, anti-immigration Freedom Party has nine of the 150 seats in the Dutch parliament, welcomed the Dutch prosecutors' ruling and said he had been careful to limit his criticism to the religion of Islam and not Muslims.

Nothing contributes to a proper seething by Muslim countries like the exercise of free speech. Operators are standing by 24/7 to take your call.

While European freedoms have been pummeled by spineless political elites, PC and multicultural pimps--and an ever-vigilant victim class--occasionally free speech wins a round. Such a victory was delivered by Dutch prosecutor yesterday.

Of course, Jordan has no such history of freedom or concept of "free speech".

The charge in Jordan is another battle for Geert Wilders. If Europe is to survive in any recognizable form, there will have to be many such victories.

Concerned Americans will pray for those victories, while thankful that the USA is not in such dire straits.

* Report: Jordan Charges Dutch Politican With Blasphemy
* Jordan charges Dutch politician with blasphemy

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