The film has been garnering publicity in Europe for months, not simply for what it is, but also who made it. Fitna – an Arabic word generally used to describe religious turmoil – was made by Dutch politician Geert Wilders, a controversial figure who was elected to the parliament there on an anti-immigration platform, heading up a party with nine seats. In Dutch newspaper De Volksrant, he described Fitna: "The film is not so much about Muslims as about the Koran and Islam. The Islamic ideology has as its utmost goal the destruction of what is most dear to us, our freedom. Fitna is the last warning for the West. The fight for freedom has only just begun." Network Solutions was hosting the film’s site, although it contained to footage from the 15-minute movie. On Sunday the company said it has received a number of complaints and decided to suspend service while it investigated whether the sire violated its terms of service. The film has already been criticized in several Islamic countries. There’s a suit pending in Dutch court aimed at preventing him releasing Fitna on March 28 – but he can’t be prevented from releasing it before then. Dutch TV stations have already refused to air the film.
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