Roger L. Simon

Fitna

By now I imagine most readers of this site have seen Fitna – Dutch PM’s Geert Wilders’ controversial take on Islam and the Koran. If not, it’s here. I gather several million people have looked at it by now and it’s going viral.

I have watched it twice, once in Dutch (which I of course do not speak) and once in English. I found it better than I expected it to be, an effective fifteen minutes of propaganda. I don’t mean the pejoratively. Fifteen minutes on a subject as vast and complicated as the Koran could only be propaganda. But I found it powerful. Of course the statistics on the growth of Islam in Europe are alone enough to generate a strong reaction, even if you already know them, as most of us do.