Another shocker here

The UN came out officially today against the film Fitna and its creator Geert Wilders.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned as “offensively anti-Islamic” a Dutch lawmaker’s film that accuses the Koran of inciting violence.

Ban acknowledged efforts by the government of the Netherlands to stop the broadcast of the film, which was launched by Islam critic Geert Wilders over the Internet, and appealed for calm to those “understandably offended by it.”

I wonder if  Ban will also understand it when the offended start the protest, rioting, looting, and murder spree’s always accompanying any legitimate criticism of Islam?

“There is no justification for hate speech or incitement to violence,” Ban said in a statement. “The right of free expression is not at stake here.”

The short film, titled “Fitna,” an Arabic term sometimes translated as “strife,” intersperses images of the September 11 attacks on the United States and Islamist bombings with quotations from the Koran.

The film urges Muslims to tear out “hate-filled” verses from the Koran and starts and finishes with a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad with a bomb under his turban, accompanied by the sound of ticking.

Several Muslim countries, including Iran, Pakistan and Indonesia, have also condemned the film.

“Freedom must always be accompanied by social responsibility,” Ban said.

So once again, making a film to discuss the obvious failing of militant islamists is irresponcible but not acknowledging the trail of destruction of these militants is? Thanks again United Nations! To qoute Dumb and Dumber “Just when I think you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this…and totally redeem yourself!”

“We must also recognize that the real fault line is not between Muslim and Western societies, as some would have us believe, but between small minorities of extremists, on different sides, with a vested interest in stirring hostility and conflict,” Ban said.

Your getting warmer there  Ban. Yes, not all Islam is the problem, just the militant fundamentalists variety. Unfortunately, they seem to make up the majority of the practitioners in the middle east. The countries of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Syria, Palestinian territories teach these principles to their people. And no Ban, pretending like this is not how things are is not helping.

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