Showing Wilders' Film "Bizarre" says Nova editor Carel Kuyl
No-one wants to broadcast Wilders' film
No Dutch public or commercial television station is willing to broadcast MP Geert Wilder's anti-Koran film, the Volkskrant reports on Thursday.
The paper says Wilders insists the entire 10 to 15-minute feature be screened, a condition no broadcaster is willing to meet.
'We would not do that with a film produced by the Christian Democrats or the Liberals and also not for [Geert Wilder's party] PVV,' Herman van Gelderen, head of NRCV programme Netwerk said. 'We are also extremely cautious about encouraging hatred and discrimination.'
Nova editor Carel Kuyl told the paper that Wilders was willing to allow a preview of his film on the condition programme chiefs agreed to broadcast it anyway. That is 'bizarre', Kuyl was quoted as saying.
Wilders will now launch his film, titled Fitna, on the internet later this month. The Volkskrant reports that the press centre in The Hague, Nieuwspoort, has agreed to the presentation of Wilders' film on March 28, pending security arrangements.
Meanwhile, the AD reports that the Dutch anti-terrorism coordinator has raised the terror alarm level from 'limited' to 'substantial'. Both Wilders' film and the extension of the Dutch military mission in Afghanistan influenced the decision, the paper says.
The Netherlands' governing classes roll out th big guns to prevent Wilders from showing his film. It ain't working. Much sound and fury from them but little light. The show must go on.
Wilders' Guerrila Theater
[T]he enforcers of political correctness have failed to grasp is that things have already gone too far. It's no longer about dialogue, it's about a deadly ideological conflict. Yet when momentous issues pivot around hanging up a poster or releasing a home movie it's probably a sign that we are both in deep trouble and deep denial.
Wilders is no longer engaged in 'dialogue'. He's engaged in guerrila theater; gone outside of parliament to snipe from behind the cover of the very things his unnamed opponents shelter behind. It's not the art gallery that is temporarily shutting down but the cognitive processes of the politically correct mind. They're in an endless loop with no hope of escape until someone hits the reset button.http://fallbackbelmont.blogspot
For those with a nasty sense of humor, one might smile at the shenanigans of Sarkozy ["Sarkozy on Wednesday voiced his solidarity with Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, who fears a Muslim backlash over a film criticising Islam made by a far-right Dutch MP." afp], and the Euro-dhimmis doing their futile best to stop the people from witnessing this act of courage on Wilders' part. For those with a bit of soul, one can only smile at the courage of Dutch citizens who demand this play take place on the centre stage of the world, the Dutch people acting as setting. Enter America.
Southern Hospitality for Wilders' Fitna
Patrick Goodenough, "Europe Braces for Release of Film Linking Koran to Terror"
CNSNews.com International Editor; March 06, 2008
(CNSNews.com) - A leading U.S.-based Internet company says it's ready for any electronic attacks that may come its way for hosting a Web site featuring a provocative short film that is critical of the Koran. The movie, made by a controversial Dutch politician and due for release any time now, has sparked protests in the Islamic world and concerns in Europe.
The site is hosted by Network Solutions, a northern Virginia-based tech company that manages about seven million Internet domain names.
Asked whether the company expects the site to draw much interest or strong reaction, spokeswoman Susan Wade said Wednesday said she could not say how much traffic the site was drawing, "but we are always prepared for any kind of denial-of-service attack, whether it be from anywhere for any reason. It's something that we're always preparing for."
If people have complaints about the content of Web sites hosted by the company, she said, they could report it.
"We have an acceptable-use policy that all customers agree to. [In the event of complaints] we would review the content, and take any necessary action."
The acceptable-use policy prohibits the posting of content "that is obscene, defamatory, libelous, unlawful, harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, constitutes an illegal threat, violates export control laws, hate propaganda, fraudulent material or fraudulent activity, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature."
In a survey by Dutch pollster Maurice du Hond, 45 percent of respondents said Wilders had the right to make the film and to release it; 35 percent said although he had the right to do so, considering the consequences, he should be advised not to; 10 percent said everything possible should be done to persuade him not to go ahead; and seven percent said he didn't have the right to do it.
Thanks to Mom at Jihadwatch for the link.
The usual places one would expect to see a Dutch-made short, i.e. Netherlands television, won't air Wilder's film. They go for all kinds of Leftist arty porno, but a short by a "Rightwing extremist" is not happening there. It looks to be going through an American company. Ah yes, once again it's America at the centre of all things evil, like showing this film to the world.
Network Solutions, LLC is a technology company which was founded in 1979. The domain name registration business has become the most important division of the company; as of 2006, Network Solutions manages more than 7.6 million domain names. Their size, founding status, and longevity have made them one of the most important corporations affecting domain name price and policy.
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And no doubt more to come later.