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Tuesday, 8 April 2008

This film won't go away

Defenders of free expression will be delighted that a court has refused to ban Fitna, the Internet-based film criticising the Koran.

"A group representing Dutch Muslims had sought an injunction banning right-wing politician Geert Wilders' film Fitna," says this PA story, "which links terror attacks by Muslim extremists with texts from the Koran.

"In a written judgment a civil judge at The Hague District Court said Mr Wilders' right to free speech allows him to criticise radical Islam and passages from the Muslim holy book.

"Mr Wilders put the film on the internet the day before lawyers representing the Netherlands Islamic Federation argued it should be outlawed because it was insulting to Muslims."

See our previous stories on Fitna here, here and here. And you can view it by clicking the central arrow in the embedded link below.

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