The freedom to think and voice out our own opinions is the way of a civilized and democratic society in which, a real free society is based on. Now, someone can disagree with Geert Wilders' movie "FITNA" that's his choice, but at least that's what we, people from the Western societies do. At the contrary, in the Muslims societies if they don't agree with someone view they don't just speak out angrily, but they also threaten to end his life only because he may disagree with, their moralities and culture.
Are Geert Wilders, playing with people’s emotions?
Wilders has said that his movie is a "last warning for the West"
That's a statement for everyone to analize and comment on.
Fears of Muslims violence in the wake of the movie.
I perceiving from this occurring event, as well, by many other similar past events from some radical Muslims outrage and cowardly mischiefs that, they are trying to silence and cripple the free speech and the freedom of expression in our societies. We, the Western societies are enjoying freedom after many centuries of fighting injustices, dictatorships and bigotries of any sorts and now, the danger of obscurantism is glowing on us all over again. This threat, coming from the Islam world will overshadow and undermine what the people of the free world have fought very hard for so long. Our only way to defend ourselves from a new dark age is, to fight it with the freedom of speech!
Right now, radical Muslims are engaging us in a war of ideologies and terrorism, but what will come next if, we the free societies won't win this battle? It will be the end of what we firmly believe today, our way of life and our own beliefs!
Now, to be more clear on the subject of free speech, I want to post here an answer I gave on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 regarding this thorny issues in a friend of mine blog: "pedestrianinfidel.blogspot.com"
I'm not so sure about that!
young_activist, I'll be the first to criticize Christianity if, it will be in the same league as Islam.
Christianity maybe was like Islam in the past but, it has since evolved. The real problem with Islam is that, it has never changed from its conception. Islam is a "religion" based on barbaric and archaic beliefs, which go against any human rights.
Christians are ready to criticize even their own religion if, this one starts to dictate some weird and mindless "divine guidances", that go against any human rationalities or, all together even leave his/her own religion if, necessary.
Do you know why?
Because, we are free minded people and no one, even religion should tell us to accept blindly every thing it tells us.
If, someone decide to make a movie about Christianity I won't be offended because if, the movie is telling something true about my religion I will accept it but, if the movie will be based on a lie, soon or later the truth will come out anyway, and for sure I won't be looking for the movie's producer in a premeditated attempt to murder him because of his/her ideas! We live in a free world, so let anyone make hes/her own decisions good or bad they can be, even to criticize a religion with a movie.
Now, I hope you get the difference between Muslims and Christians.
Yesterday, I went once again in liveleak.com to re-watch the movie "FITNA", but to my (not so) surprise that's what I found:
“Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature, and some ill informed reports from certain corners of the British media that could directly lead to the harm of some of our staff, Liveleak.com has been
left with no other choice but to remove Fitna from our servers.
This is a sad day for freedom of speech on the net but we have to
place the safety and well being of our staff above all else. We would
like to thank the thousands of people, from all backgrounds and
religions, who gave us their support. They realised LiveLeak.com is a
vehicle for many opinions and not just for the support of one.
Perhaps there is still hope that this situation may produce a
discussion that could benefit and educate all of us as to how we can
accept one anothers culture.
We stood for what we believe in, the ability to be heard, but in the end the price was too high.”
Fortunately, the movie can be still watched in youtube.com, until (of course) it's there:
FITNA the movie-Enemy of allahhhh!!!
Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion.
Many of us, may not agree with Geert Wilders' view of Islam but, we will never show our disapproval of someone opinion with homicidal rage, that's so barbaric and uncivilized.
Signing off... an enraged Red.eVolution.
P.S. The Movie "FITNA" can be watched once again in liveleak.com
** 30/3/2008: Liveleak Update **
On the 28th of March LiveLeak.com was left with no other choice but to remove the film "fitna" from our servers following serious threats to our staff and their families. Since that time we have worked constantly on upgrading all security measures thus offering better protection for our staff and families. With these measures in place we have decided to once more make this video live on our site. We will not be pressured into censoring material which is legal and within our rules. We apologise for the removal and the delay in getting it back, but when you run a website you don't consider that some people would be insecure enough to threaten our lives simply because they do not like the content of a video we neither produced nor endorsed but merely hosted.