Anti-Koran film on the net. Produced by the Dutch politician Geert Wilders.
Entitled "Fitna", the short film intersperses footage of acts of terrorism with sayings from the Koran and begins with one of the cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad whose publication in Denmark provoked large and violent protests in several countries.
Fitna was posted on the Internet at 7 p.m. Thursday 27th March via a site called LiveLeak and received 1.2 million hits within an hour.
Before it begins, viewers are warned that they may see shocking images, including pictures of terrorist attacks in New York and Madrid. The film, about 16 minutes long, quotes several verses attributed to the Koran that appear to suggest violence toward non-Muslims, including a warning that "those who have disbelieved our signs, we shall roast in fire."
Fitna - Arabic for "ordeal" - ends with pages being turned, followed by the sound of tearing. This, says text on the screen, was the sound of a page being torn from a phone book, adding: "It is not up to me, but up to the Muslims themselves to tear the spiteful verses from the Koran."