Saudi: "If Someone Killed (Geert Wilders), Would His Killer Be Considered a Terrorist?"

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Translated from the original Arabic by Al Mutarjim


This is a short article from Saudi paper al-Riyadh, published on March 11, 2010. It is an article about Geert Wilders, "the racist" as he is universally called in Arabic newspapers, discussing his planned sequel to Fitna. This one provoked dozens of reader comments. Most of the comments read fell into three broad categories: those calling for jihad, those calling on Muslims to cut off relations with Western countries that support Wilders, and those calling for Muslims to make similar films.

Amsterdam: Dutch rightwing lawmaker Geert Wilders, known for his racist comments against Islam, announced his intent to show a new film which contradicts the Islamic religion, after the next parliamentary elections scheduled for the 9th of June.

Wilders, who leads the rightist Freedom Party, said yesterday: “The film will be provocative, but we will not do it until after the elections.”

Wilders produced the first part of his film “Fitna” on the internet in March of 2008.

In his new film, Wilders intended to tackle the issue of “the massive emigration from Islamic countries” to Europe, as well as what he described as the “Islamization of Europe.”

Wilders remarked that “Fitna 2” will also deal with the issue of freedom of opinion and Islamic shari’ah. Wilders said that he obtained professional assistance from the United States to produce the new film.

It should be noted that the first part of the film “Fitna” provoked strong protests in Islamic countries.

Comments:

1 – Nasir ibn Muhammad:

What this racist says is refuted, not by Muslims, but by the rational world as whole. Only the filthy think otherwise…

2 – Prince of London (guest):

“his intent to show a new film which contradicts the Islamic religion” Contradicts Islam rather than against Islam?!! Whoever translated the news from the Dutch paper doesn’t know how to translate well…

3 – ‘Abdallah al-Kabiri:

Okay, so if someone killed him, would his killer be considered a terrorist??? Since every legal means has been attempted to put a stop to his libel and insults to us and our religion, can someone tell us if there is another solution??? There is a way: to cut off his head. Is that permissible [i.e. in Islam]? I mean, there is something that has been known over 60 years; its name is Taliban, al-Qa’ida. [Comment: The '60 years' probably refers to the jihad against Israel.] I don’t know anything about these groups, except that after we saw the occupation of Palestine, and the Muslims and children were killed, and the people were raped, then the youth blew themselves up in their faces because of their foolish policies. I hope the West will reconsider their follies. If not, by Allah, September 11th will seem like a piece of cake. What is the solution for these policies, which only unite against anything and everything Muslim?

13 – Fahd (guest):

Allah will make Islam victorious over you, you dogs and descendants of pigs [Comment: Qur'anic insults usually reserved for Christians and Jews]

18 – Abu-Layl:

He has been given more publicity than he deserves. As the cartoonist who drew the offensive images was killed, so too will this one be slain. […]

19 – ‘Arabi (guest):

What we should do is respond with opposing films, showing those who are ignorant of Islam its tolerance, and that it is the true religion. But responding with indiscriminate attacks to its release will only increase its success, as happened with Salman Rushdie’s book.

22 – Sarah

Allah-willing, the response to him and his film will come from one of the Muslim youth through YouTube, clarifying what the Christians and Jews hide in their own scriptures, which are full of blood: “Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house” (Ezekiel 9:6). [Comment: This is actually a vision Ezekiel had, in which God instructed his angels to purify Jerusalem. Not really comparable to Allah telling the Muslims, "Slay all the unbelievers wherever ye find them..."]

24 – Abu-Lawra

Racist…may Allah return their deceptiveness upon their throats and shake the earth from beneath them, and cause the heavens to rain hellfire on them, and make this be a warning to whoever follows them… Amen, amen, amen

30 – Abajdhoz

O, that you were made to die before speaking your film

32 – Abu-Hasan Al ‘Adnan Yam (Guest)

But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you.” [Comment: This is from Qur'an 2.216. The line which precedes it reads, "Fighting is prescribed upon you, and ye dislike it. The commenter is making an implicit call for jihad by quoting this verse.] Allah sees us; he has miraculous power, is all-hearing, all-knowing. Allah, cause your religion to be victorious, the religion of Islam, and strengthen he who establishes it.

36 – Abu-‘Abd al-Rahman al-Ghalayini al-Ordan [Jordan]

We call on our Islamic governments and peoples to cut off relations with the nations which offend Islam in order to remove us from the religion. Our Lord said: “O ye who believe! Take not for friends and protectors those who take your religion for a mockery or sport—whether among those who received the scripture before you, or among those who reject faith; but fear ye Allah, if ye have faith (indeed)” [Qur’an 5.57].