Preeeeeee-cisely. The formerly UK-based jihadist hits the nail on the head: for all the rage from Muslims about how Fitna “links Islam with violence,” that link has already been made by the jihadists, who never aroused any significant rage among their peaceful brethren. The jihadists quote Qur’an to justify their actions — it wasn’t Geert Wilders who had to go hunting in the Qur’an for verses that matched those actions.
Yet in all the furor over the film, from the EU, the UN, the OIC, and everyone else, no one seems to have picked up on that point.
“Muslim reaction to Dutch film is muted,” by Michael Steen, Andrew Bounds, and Ferry Biederman in Financial Times (thanks to D):
The imam at Friday prayers in Amsterdam’s El Tawheed mosque spoke of “enemies of Islam”, but in spite of that clear nod to Geert Wilders, the Dutch anti-immigration politician, and his film, the mood was decidedly relaxed.
“Wilders is laughable, he just wants attention,” said Mohamed, a Moroccan welder among the 300 worshippers at the mosque listening to a sermon urging Dutch Muslims not to play into the hands of those who insult their religion by breaking the law. […]
Across the Arab world, reaction to the film was muted and the subject was largely avoided in Friday sermons. A coalition of Jordanian media organisations said it would sue Mr Wilders and urged the government to review ties with the Netherlands and Denmark.
Iran called the film part of a “vendetta” against Islam. Several hundred people took to the street in Pakistan and the government summoned the Dutch ambassador. Muslim Bangladesh said the film could have “grave consequences”, while the Indonesian government called it “racist” and “an insult to Islam”, yet called for calm.
Omar Bakri, the Libyan-based radical Muslim cleric who is barred from Britain, did not think the film was very offensive. “On the contrary, if we leave out the first images and the sound of the page being torn, it could be a film by the [Islamist] Mujahideen,” he said. […]