Fitna (film)

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Fitna is a 2008 short film by Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders.wikipedia
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Geert Wilders

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Fitna is a 2008 short film by Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders.
His controversial 2008 film featuring his views on Islam, Fitna, received international attention and extreme criticism.

Party for Freedom

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The Friends of the Party for Freedom (PVV) foundation commissioned the film.
In 2008, the Friends of the Party of Freedom commissioned a producer, who acted under the name of "Scarlet Pimpernel Productions", a pseudonym adopted out of fear of reprisal, to produce Fitna, a short film by Geert Wilders.

Islam in the Netherlands

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A large part of the film details the influence of Islam on the Netherlands.
In the years after 2006 radical activities diminished despite continued military presence by Dutch forces in Afghanistan and material deemed provocative by Muslims, such as Geert Wilder's film Fitna.

Kurt Westergaard

Soon after, Wilders withdrew the film to make some minor edits, such as removing the copyrighted Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons Kurt Westergaard, the cartoonist, was pleased with the news and believed the lawsuit would be dropped.
Following the release of Dutch politician Geert Wilders' film Fitna, which used Westergaard's cartoon without permission, Westergaard made a cartoon depicting Wilders with a bomb and a sign which reads: "Danger! Freedom of expression".

Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West

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In fact large parts of the documentary Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West written by Wayne Kopping and Raphael Shore were copied.

Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy

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Soon after, Wilders withdrew the film to make some minor edits, such as removing the copyrighted Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons Kurt Westergaard, the cartoonist, was pleased with the news and believed the lawsuit would be dropped.

International reactions to Fitna

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On 28 March, a film was released by the Arab European League, named Al Mouftinoun.
The International reaction to Fitna consisted of condemnation from Muslims, several fatwa against Geert Wilders, and attempts by many Islamic countries to censor the film.

Salah Edin

Also in the first edition of the film, and removed from the second edition, when referring to the murder of Theo van Gogh a picture of the Dutch rapper Salah Edin is displayed instead of the murderer Mohammed Bouyeri.
Politician Geert Wilders used a photograph of Edin for his 2008 anti-Muslim film Fitna; his photograph was identified as a photo of Mohammed Bouyeri, convicted for murdering Theo van Gogh.

Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni

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A graphic image of gays being hanged, under Sharia law is a depiction of a possible future dystopian Netherlands.
A photograph of the teens' execution has been used for various purposes: Dutch right-wing political figure Geert Wilders used it in his short film Fitna as a warning of what would happen to gays in a dystopian future in which Muslims rule the Netherlands, and it has been misrepresented in social media as Palestinians rather than Iranians hanging homosexuals.

Arab European League

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On 28 March, a film was released by the Arab European League, named Al Mouftinoun.
The organization also responds to issues of concern to Muslims, as with its creation of a short film Al Mouftinoun in response to the film Fitna.

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It was also released on LiveLeak.
LiveLeak was again in the spotlight in March 2008, when it hosted the anti-Quran film Fitna made by Dutch politician Geert Wilders.

Malcolm Pearson, Baron Pearson of Rannoch

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On 12 February 2009, Wilders was denied entry to the United Kingdom after being invited by the Lord Pearson of the United Kingdom Independence Party to show his film in the House of Lords.
In February 2009, Lord Pearson and cross-bencher Baroness Cox invited the Dutch Freedom Party leader, Geert Wilders, to show the anti-Islam film Fitna before the House of Lords.

Dutch people

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Fitna is a 2008 short film by Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders.

House of Representatives (Netherlands)

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Fitna is a 2008 short film by Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders.

Surah

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The movie shows selected excerpts from Suras of the Qur'an, interspersed with media clips and newspaper cuttings showing or describing acts of violence and/or hatred by Muslims.

Quran

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The movie shows selected excerpts from Suras of the Qur'an, interspersed with media clips and newspaper cuttings showing or describing acts of violence and/or hatred by Muslims.

Muslims

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The movie shows selected excerpts from Suras of the Qur'an, interspersed with media clips and newspaper cuttings showing or describing acts of violence and/or hatred by Muslims.

Antisemitism

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The film argues that Islam encourages – among other things – acts of terrorism, antisemitism, violence against women, violence and subjugation of infidels and against homosexuals and Islamic universalism.

Violence against women

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The film argues that Islam encourages – among other things – acts of terrorism, antisemitism, violence against women, violence and subjugation of infidels and against homosexuals and Islamic universalism.

Violence against LGBT people

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The film argues that Islam encourages – among other things – acts of terrorism, antisemitism, violence against women, violence and subjugation of infidels and against homosexuals and Islamic universalism.

Universalism

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The film argues that Islam encourages – among other things – acts of terrorism, antisemitism, violence against women, violence and subjugation of infidels and against homosexuals and Islamic universalism.

Netherlands

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It stirred a still continuing debate in the Netherlands as well as abroad.

Fitna (word)

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The Arabic title-word "fitna" means "disagreement and division among people" or a "test of faith in times of trial".

Production company

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It contracted a production company credited in the film as "Scarlet Pimpernel Productions", a pseudonym adopted out of fear of reprisal.