Ah, the UN. The ever useless organization decided to stick its nose into that which doesn’t concern them when the Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, spoke out against a short film that shows fanatical Islam for what it is….disgusting, hateful, and full of bigotry.
What did he call it? Hate speech.
Secretary-General today led a chorus of United Nations condemnation of the Internet broadcast of a video made by the Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders, describing it as “offensively anti-Islamic,” while he also called on those upset by the film to remain calm.
In a statement issued by his spokesperson after last night’s airing of the film, entitled Fitna, Mr. Ban said “there is no justification for hate speech or incitement to violence. The right of free expression is not at stake here.
No opinion from the SG about the hate speech depicted in the film, guess that will come at a later date…..
The movie named Fitna, which is Arabic for “strife” or “disturbance” was made by Geert Wilders and during its 17+ minutes Wilders points out that Islamic terror spawns from the Koran itself.
You don’t like it? Don’t watch it. But when you ban a film as the Dutch TV channels did, and as those who threatened LiveLeak did, then all you do is ensure that EVERYONE wants to see it. And as John Hinderaker says at Powerline, its a bit puzzling:
So, let’s see: Fitna says that a propensity to violence is inherent in Islam, a deeply controversial proposition. The film can’t be shown anywhere because people are afraid of…something. So instead, the film is posted online, where millions of people view it. But after 24 hours or so, the film is taken down because threats of violence are made by…someone. I dunno, it’s really puzzling. The one thing that everyone agrees on is that it’s ridiculous to think that Muslims can be violent. So the headchopping threats must be coming from…someone else.
But seeing as how Bash has put the video up, Say Anything, Moonbattery, and Google Video also, I figured I would join the club. The more that show this movie the better right? Here is the LiveLeak version that is going around, still looking for a better version.