Saturday, January 26, 2008

Wilders postpones Koran film til March

From Brussels Journal:

The Dutch politician Geert Wilders has told De Telegraaf, the largest newspaper in the Netherlands that he has postponed the release of his “anti-Koran movie” until next March.

And ain't this the truth?

Comparing the Koran to Mein Kampf may shock the Dutch, but it will hardly shock al-Qa’eda or the Salafists. On the contrary, they might even consider it a compliment.

In answer to critics who claim that the Wilders film is nothing but a PR stunt:

To counter these rumours, Wilders sent the opening shot of the film to De Telegraaf. It shows a Koran accompanied by the text: “Waarschuwing: dit boek bevat schokkende beelden” (Warning: this book contains disturbing images), followed by a beheading in Iraq, a stoning in Iran and an execution in Saudi-Arabia.

An interesting sidenote: Gerard Spong, the famous Dutch lawyer who has offered to represent all Moslem complaints against Wilders (pro bono, too!) was not only Pim Fortuyn's lawyer as noted previously, he also represented Joran Van Der Sloot in the Natalee Holloway case.