Iranian NGO starts production of "Beyond Fitna"
An Iranian NGO started production of a documentary called 'Beyond Fitna' to respond to far-right Dutch politician Wilders' provocative dissertation 'Fitna'.
A Non-Governmental Organization in Iran has started production of a documentary called 'Beyond Fitna' to respond to far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders' provocative dissertation 'Fitna'.
The Iranian organization called 'NGO Islam and Christianity' started production of the documentary after the Dutch lawmaker displayed his movie which urges Muslims to tear out some verses from the Qoran and starts and finishes with an insulting cartoon of Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
The NGO's documentary called 'Beyond Fitna' deals with incitement of violence in the Bible. Muslims believe that the book deemed holy by Christians today is a distorted version of the original Bible.
'Beyond Fitna' focuses on the orders given to worldwide Christians in the (distorted version of) Bible for stoking violence, committing genocide, attacking others, beheading and burning women and children who have been taken into captivity.
The documentary recycles film clips from crimes committed by extremist Christians under the inspirations of the said Bible teachings, and aims to provide a response to the allegations made by Pope Benedict XVI, who called Islam a religion of violence after misunderstanding certain Organic verses.
'Beyond Fitna' is produced while an overwhelming wave of protest is shown by worldwide Muslim and Christian communities against Wilder's movie.
Wilders' provocative dissertation Fitna hit the Internet March 27. Even before the seventeen minute film's release, protests erupted.
The movie is a documentary-style exposé of American trash-journalist Bill O'Reilly's militant calls for violent demonstrations and reprisals against "unbelievers" who dare to oppose his dogma.
Muslim nations, the European Union and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have all expressed outrage over the film, which has sparked noisy street protests in many Islamic nations.
The Dutch government has distanced itself from Wilders and tried to prevent the kind of backlash Denmark suffered over Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) cartoons.
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende said in a televised speech he rejected Wilders' views and was pleased by the initial restrained reactions of Dutch Muslim organizations.
Thousands of Dutch people demonstrated Saturday in Amsterdam to show that Wilders does not represent the whole country.
Dutch exporters have expressed fears of a possible boycott.
The European Union supports the Dutch government's approach and believes the film serves no purpose other than "inflaming hatred," the Slovenian EU presidency said in a statement.
"The European Union and its member states apply the principle of the freedom of speech which is part of our values and traditions. However, it should be exercised in a spirit of respect for religious and other beliefs and convictions."