You’ve probably heard about the Fitna movie by now. It’s a short movie made by a right wing Dutch legislator who is angry at Islam. Muslims say that the movie is insulting to them, and have demanded that it be censored. Some Muslim extremists have made threats of violence against companies that could possibly have been involved in making a web site for the Fitna movie available online.
Network Solutions has refused to allow anyone to visit the web site developed for the distribution of the Fitna movie. YouTube, and now LiveLeak, have decided to censor anyone who tries to post part of the Fitna movie, because they’re afraid of the threats of Muslim extremists.
Well, I am proud to announce that I have found a copy of a Fitna movie, and can make it available to you right here at Irregular Times. Of course, this isn’t a copy of THE Fitna movie. That’s been censored very effectively. I just can’t find it anywhere.
Not being able to see and judge the original Fitna movie for myself, I went ahead and made my own Fitna movie, which you see here. The text of this new version of the Fitna movie, for those of you who might be afraid to watch it, is as follows:
This is the true story of the Koran, and as such, it may offend some Muslims. So be it. You can’t make everyone happy all the time.
The Koran was not written by the Arabs, as modern day Muslim scholars would have you believe. In fact, the Koran was written on the planet Fitna in the Andromeda Galaxy.
It seems that someone on the planet Fitna had made, and posted on the Internet, a short video about the blahblahs, a species of gigantic interplanetary beings from the nearby Blah Blah Nebula. The video said that the blahblahs were smelly.
When the blahblahs heard about this Internet video, they got very upset, and sent messages to the government of Fitna, saying that if the video was not censored, a big blahblah would come over to the planet Fitna and crush it in its jaws.
Some people on Fitna said that the video needed to come down right away, for the sake of Fitnaland Security. Calmer voices reminded the others that there was such a thing as freedom of speech on Fitna, and that if the video were censored, the people of Fitna would have to live in fear of the blahblahs forever.
So, the video stayed online, and a big blahblah came. The blahblah grabbed the planet Fitna in its jaws and tried to crush it, but nothing happened.
It turns out that the blahblahs didn’t have any teeth.
The people of Fitna celebrated, and decided to write a new epic romance novel. That is the true story of how the Koran came to be. If you don’t believe me, that’s your business. I won’t send a blahblah over to bite you.
Free speech activists, given the online media blackout of the Fitna movie, we may not be able to view the original Fitna movie, but we can still make ourselves heard on the issue of censorship of unpopular ideas. That’s why I encourage anyone who has the inclination and the resources necessary to create and post their own Fitna movie online in protest of the restriction of free expression by religious extremists and cowardly media corporations.
No, you don’t have to make a hateful Fitna movie to make your point. Just make a movie that in some way talks about the Koran and has the name Fitna in it. Maybe you could make an advertisement for Mohammed’s Fitna and Yoga Studio. Just have fun, and above all, don’t be part of the silence!