Islam In The World/Netherlands

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To do:

  • Add in 60:8 or 60:13 to support not being "friendly" to nonbelievers mocking/criticizing
  • Death threats against Geert Wilders - is there anything in the quran about this?
  • Any significance with others that planned the death of Van Gogh?
  • Briefly discuss Fitna to support Wilders criticism and the Muslim animosity towards the film (e.g., using far extremist and revered quotes)

In 2004, Theo Van Gogh directed the film, "Submission"[1]. Even though the movie was a fictional story about a muslim woman, the story was based on the interpretation of the Koran and centred in role of muslim women. Later that year, Van Gogh was murdered by a muslim named Mohammed Bouyeri[2]. The author, muslim-turned-atheist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, is still criticized by the Muslim leadership for her criticism of Islam, including death threats.[3][4]

In 2008, Geert Wilders released a film called Fitna[5]. The film argued that Islam encourages acts of terrorism, antisemitism, and violence against women and homosexuals.[6]


  1. Wikipedia entry for Fitna
  2. w:Mohammed Bouyeri
  3. http://pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/rss/print_503977.html Furor over author Ayaan Hirsi Ali's visit stirs debate on religious freedom
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUXpYswi7ck Ayaan Hirsi Ali death threats -France24 EN
  5. w:Fitna_(film)
  6. The anti-Islam Dutch film – comment, criticism and advice