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Muting Wilders' Tocsin
The Hague - Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen has called on right-wing politician Geert Wilders not to release his planned anti-Islam film. Mr Verhagen is the first member of the cabinet to make a direct appeal regarding Mr Wilders' controversial film plans. The Labour party has criticised the minister's statement as premature, since there is still no clear information about the content of the film.
The foreign minister's Christian Democrat party has also spoken out against the film, saying Mr Wilders should take responsibility for the possible consequences for the safety of Dutch citizens and for the Dutch economy. The Taliban previously threatened to step up attacks on Dutch troops in Afghanistan if the anti-Islam film is broadcast.
Mr Wilders, who is head of the right-wing Freedom Party, has responded in a text message by saying his critics can "get lost".
--from this news article
It's a case of being able to face down Muslim threats now, or attempting, under less promising conditiions, later. There is no time to waste. The publics of the Infidel world need to be alerted. The 10-15 minute movie will help to alert them. The Muslim attempt to prevent this effort from ever being seen, and to threaten the Dutch with collective punishment, will alert them even more.