Monday, February 8, 2010

In Defense Of Free Speech!

From Monkey in the Middle:

Sunday, February 7, 2010

In Defense Of Free Speech!

A man is on trial in Amsterdam. His crime: Making a film. No it isn't pornographic, that is not the issue, it is a short film on Islam. Now he is charged with defaming the religion of Islam. In other words: BLASPHEMY! Yet there hasn't been a blasphemy trial in years, in fact the blasphemy law was repealed in 2008.

For what did this man say against the State Religion that would warrant such a claim? Nothing. Islam is not the State Religion of the Netherlands (at least not yet). Yet he is on trial for it, never the less.

This made a short film showing where in Islam and the Koran a Muslim is commanded by the faith to conduct Jihad (Holy War). Using passages from the Koran and images from terror attacks, Fitna (the title of the film) struck a sour note in Muslims and their liberal allies.

Fitna Part 1

And there IS more over at Monkey in the Middle - including the second video of Fitna. Go here to read it all.

I have said it before, but it bears repeating. In today's world, it is foolish to believe that what happens 'over there' has nothing to do with us on this continent. To ignore the global ramifications of trials such as this; to believe that events such as this are isolated, is beyond ignorant. Such beliefs are dangerous - for all of us.

Pay attention!

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