Dutch film looks like al Qaeda propaganda video
I think Wilder may have trouble protecting his copyright from encroachment by al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations that have been pumping out video like this for years. He could have just done a compilation of their work and no one would have protested at all. It is actually pretty clever to build up all this opposition to his film and have it turn out like just another terrorist video. He probably could have also gotten CD's of sermons by imams who are using the scriptures to justify the terrorist.
Dutch far-right MP Geert Wilders made good on his pledge to post his controversial film critical of Islam on the internet, which features violent imagery of terrorist attacks in New York and Madrid intertwined with Koranic texts.
The first minutes of the 15-minute movie - posted today on http://www.liveleak.com - show a Koran being opened and the text of a sura from Islam's holiest tome, which it translated from Arabic as imploring the faithful to "terrorise the enemies of Allah".
It was followed by images of airplanes flying into the World Trade Centre in New York on September 11, 2001, with soundbites from phone calls to the emergency services on that day.
The film continues with grisly images of bloodstained bodies in the aftermath of the Madrid train bombings in March 2004 in which 191 people were killed.
Wilder's movie plans had already drawn complaints from religious groups and warnings from the Dutch government that it could provoke violent protests around the world.
Despite pressure from The Hague not to release the movie, Wilders pushed ahead. Dutch officials fear a repeat of violent protests that erupted when European newspapers printed cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.
Liveleak is a British-based video sharing website, similar to the more popular YouTube, with an emphasis on current events, politics and reality-based footage, including images of war from around the world.
Dutch news media reported that the Dutch cabinet has seen the film, but there was no immediate reaction from the government.
The Belmont Club comments on the film and notes that it is another example of how the Religion of Peace meme is faltering. The intolerance of Muslims is backfiring on them. Wilder has also cleverly put them in the position of proving his point if they react violently to his film.