Thursday, April 10, 2008
Fitna the Movie - an Update
Robert Spencer has just written an excellent piece on FrontPage outlining what he thinks will be the strategy of Islamic governments (led by the Organization of the Islamic Conference, which represents more than 50 of them): defining free speech at the United Nations to prohibit anything deemed critical of Islam. Both UN Secretary-General Ban ki-moon and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, have voiced their sympathy for this approach. Lest you dismiss the UN as completely toothless, may I point out that the United States turns to the UN for agreement on, for example, what constitutes terrorism. (See my April 5 entry for the EU's acquiescence on this issue.) Here's the link to his article; http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=E9ADC8C1-A7D1-4318-B36C-AA6AC5784BA8. And this link contains a copy of the movie itself: http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/020472.php. By the way, a Dutch judge recently declared that the movie had not incited hatred; here's that story, thanks to Jihad Watch.