Anti-Koran Dutch film posted on web in the Netherlands

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Washington, Mar 28: A 15-minute controversial film critical of Islam's holy book, the Koran, has been posted on a Web site in the Netherlands. The anti-Muslim film 'Fitna' was posted by right wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders. The short film accuses the Koran of inciting violence and warns that Muslim immigrants threaten the West.

'Fitna' was posted on Wilders' Freedom Party's Web site, which crashed soon afterwards. But it could still be viewed on a file-sharing Web site in English and Dutch. Wilders had been unable to get his film posted on the Web or broadcast, but at 7 pm Dutch time on Mar 27 his political party PVV put a link to the 15-minute short on its Web site. No TV channels aired the film, reports Hollywood Reporter. The Dutch government had warned Wilders that a film offensive to Muslims could spark protests in Islamic countries as violent as those two years ago after European newspapers published cartoons of Mohammed. Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende said that the Department of Justice will investigate whether Wilders has broken Dutch law with his attack on the Quran. Balkenende condemned the film as "out to hurt" the Dutch people.

ANI

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