THE HAGUE, 26/03/08 – MP Geert Wilders says he is continuing to try to
release his anti-Koran film before 1 April. How he will do so is unclear, as
the Internet provider that was to have broadcast the film has pulled out.
Wilders is refusing to say what possibilities he still has up his sleeve now
that his website has been taken off the air by the large American provider
Network Solutions. It is not possible to broadcast the film via a small
provider because the site would then immediately crash as a result of the
large number of visitors expected at the moment of its release.
Nonetheless, Wilders said yesterday he was continuing to try to broadcast
the film before March ends. He repeated for the umpteenth time that the film
entitled Fitna is not an April Fool’s Day joke.
Network Solutions has announced on the website Wilders reserved for
broadcasting his film (fitnathemovie. com) that “this site has been suspended
while Network Solutions is investigating whether the site’s content is in
violation of the Network Solutions Acceptable Use Policy. Network Solutions
has received a number of complaints regarding this site that are under
The Netherlands Islamic Federation (NIF) is applying this Friday for a
preventative ban on the film. NIF is asking the district court in The Hague
to have an independent expert see the film and to judge whether it is
blasphemous. In that case, it cannot be shown, according to the Muslim
group. No preventative ban on any product whatsoever has ever been imposed
in the Netherlands.