Despite appeals by the Dutch government for him to shelve his 10-minute film Fitna, which attacks the Koran as a book that foments violence and discrimination, lawmaker Geert Wilders insisted Monday that if Dutch broadcasters refuse to air it, he will personally post it on the Internet. When a video featuring Wilders -- allegedly a clip from his film -- appeared on YouTube, it touched off efforts by Pakistan censors to shut down the site in their country. The result was that YouTube was briefly shut down worldwide. Dutch newspapers quoted Wilders as saying that the clip was not from his film and that he had no hand in posting it on YouTube.




04/03/2008