Dutch MP launches anti-Quran film

Published March 28, 2008

AMSTERDAM, March 27: Dutch right-wing lawmaker Geert Wilders posted on the internet on Thursday a film he said would be critical of the Quran, despite government concerns that it will offend Muslims and cause protests. The film was posted on his PVV party’s website.

His 15-minute film is called ‘Fitna’. Dutch broadcasters have declined to show it.

The Dutch government has distanced itself from Wilders’ views and fears the film will cause protests by Muslims similar to those sparked by the publication of blasphemous cartoons.—Reuters

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