Dutch anti-Koran film threatens harmony, Indonesia warns

Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, warned on Friday that an anti-Koran film made by a far-right Dutch lawmaker, could derail interfaith dialogue and threaten peace.

Dutch anti-Koran film threatens harmony, Indonesia warns
Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, a right-wing politician who has called for Islam's holy book to be banned, plans to show his 15-minute film later this month despite mounting protests.

Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende has warned that the Netherlands risks economic sanctions and protests on its citizens and businesses should the film be broadcast.

Indonesian foreign ministry spokesman Kristiarto Legowo said that Wilders should not insist on releasing the film if it was going to offend Muslims.

"We have always been active in promoting interfaith dialogue, which we believe can contribute to global stability, security and peace," Legowo told a weekly media briefing.

Wilders' film "will serve as a new obstacle to the efforts that we and other countries have initiated. We don't want this to happen", he said.

Wilders said last week he was disappointed that no Dutch broadcaster wanted to show it, but that he would probably launch the film on March 28 at the parliament's press centre in the Hague and make it available on the Internet.

Wilders' party has nine of the 150 seats in the Dutch parliament.

The country is home to nearly 1 million Muslims.

Turkey, Iran and Pakistan have also criticised the film.


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Ibrahim Yılmaz
Ibrahim Yılmaz - 11 yıl Before

This and similar issues makes me think of what Mawlana says"open your two eyes, one to the present moment and to the end results of it"..I very much think this kind of behaviour is a one eyed one...Which shall not make the future as Wilders wants at all.