Via Gates of Vienna:
A new documentary about Geert Wilders and his stance against Islamization is about to be released. Our Flemish correspondent VH has translated an article from Algemeen Dagblad about the upcoming movie:
Wilders honored with leading role in American documentary
On May 1 in Los Angeles Geert Wilders will attend the premiere of a film made about him. This is what the PVV leader made public on Monday. The documentary, about one hour long, is on the advance of Islam, which is at the expense of our freedom, according to him.
The film, entitled “Islam Rising: Geert Wilders’ Warning to the West”, was created by the American production company PRB Films, in collaboration with the Christian Action Network. Wilders finds it “quite an honor “that a film has been made about him. He has already has seen some parts of it. There was nothing wrong with those parts, the politician said: “It is my message.’’
The documentary makers have interviewed Wilders, but also make use of many images of speeches he has given, as well as TV interviews.
The trailer includes references to Fitna, the anti-Koran film made by Wilders and published on the Internet in March 2008. Fitna, according to him, was meant to highlight the dangers of the Koran and Islamic ideology. Wilders announced earlier that he would make a sequel, but he will not be able to finish it before the national elections in June. In Fitna 2 he wants to show the consequences of mass immigration from Muslim countries.
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Here’s a trailer for the documentary, via KitmanTV:
Meanwhile, feel free to check out the Islam Rising website.
Also, via Atlas Shrugs: A Statement from Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer of the Freedom Defense Initiative :
A Statement from Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer of the Freedom Defense InitiativeIt has come to our attention today that Martin Mawyer, who had been scheduled to appear with us at the premiere of Islam Rising in Los Angeles on May 1, has had attributed to him a series of offensive anti-gay statements made in 1997. While we don’t expect to agree on all issues with those with whom we collaborate on anti-jihad efforts, we do not wish to give the impression that we endorse, agree with, or approve of in any way the statements attributed to Mr. Mawyer. Nor do we wish to give the impression that Geert Wilders or the Freedom Defense Initiative approves of such statements.
The Freedom Defense Initiative, like Geert Wilders, stands for the human rights of people of all creeds, colors, and sexual orientations against the global jihad, which works daily to impose the discriminatory and brutal strictures of Sharia upon free people. Sharia denies basic rights to women, non-Muslims, and gays, and exalts its brutal and inhumane system as divine law. In standing for human rights in this way, we consider it of utmost importance that our message not be clouded by other agendas, as we labor to build a broad coalition of free people who hold a wide variety of perspectives on other issues, united against the slavery of Islamic law.
In order, then, to avoid creating any false impressions about our agenda and goals, or those of Geert Wilders, we have decided to cancel the event in Los Angeles on May 1.