Friday, March 28, 2008

Fitna, The Movie

The controversial movie by Geert Wilders is out.

I thought it was about as tastefully done as could possibly be. There is nothing that should be particularly offensive to anyone, besides some gruesome scenes (and it stops short of being completely sick, it cut right as I was about to hit pause and skip), but that is the reality of the subject matter at hand. There's nothing really new in it, nothing made up, in fact he lets the Islamists speak for themselves and if you've been paying attention you have heard them before. It doesn't try to analyze Islam, it just places the images and words before you - this is the picture we get, this is the face of Islam as we see it, this is what is happening, ignore it at your peril.

If you are a Muslim and don't like what you see in the movie, well, talk to your fellow Muslims about that, don't ask us to ignore reality.

Oh, and I didn't see any Koran burning or anything like that. There is only the cartoon Muhammad picture and juxtaposed to the scenes in the rest of the movie, it's about as benign as you can get. So get over it.

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