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Radio Netherlands Worldwide: About Fitna, The Movie

In Too lazy to assign a category on March 22, 2008 at 11:19 pm

Source: About Fitna, The Movie
Also see: Geert Wilders dossier

About Fitna, the Netherlands and Wilders

Very rarely has a film sparked off as much pre-release controversy as Dutch MP Geert Wilder’s ‘Fitna,the movie’. Even without knowing what’s in it, 'Fitna’ has got the world asking questions. Questions about the man who made it and his motives, about the country he lives in where his film is allowed. Questions about that country’s government – which issues warnings about the film but does nothing to stop it. And questions about the position of Muslims in The Netherlands. The central character in this film is also struggling with these questions, and decides to travel to The Netherlands in search of answers.

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Justifying Marital Violence: A German Judge Cites Koran in Divorce Case

In Too lazy to assign a category on March 24, 2007 at 1:46 pm

A German judge has caused outrage by refusing an accelerated divorce for a Morrocan woman living in Germany, whose husband was violent and threatened to kill her. The grounds for the refusal: a controversial passage in the Koran which some interpret to mean that a husband has the right to beat his wife.

The judgement has caused a scandal in Germany – not least because by invoking the Koran, the German judge is assigning precedence to Islamic law over German law.

The woman's lawyer is quoted as saying: "Apparently the judge deems it unchaste when my client adapts a Western lifestyle."

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