It doesn’t matter how the Dutch court rules today: Fitna is out, and is spreading virally.
People have been sending me links to the alternate sites since yesterday afternoon. The movie is available to download as well as to view, and has been subtitled in French and Czech.
Here’s my current list of sites:
- AJM (dedicated server — very fast)
- Bivouac-ID (French subtitles)
- Czech Infidel (Czech subtitles)
- Daily Motion (flagged as inappropriate — must register to see it)
- Google video
- Isohunt (links to torrent sites)
- Rapid Share (flv format)
- Rapid Share (wmv format)
- The Pirate Bay (bit torrent)
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If you know of additional download sites, feel free to leave them in the comments.
The reaction to the movie is predictable — all across Europe the major politicians and public figures are falling all over themselves to denounce Geert Wilders and condemn the “divisive” nature of the film. The only public support from a major political party (besides the PVV) that I know of has come from Dansk Folkeparti, the Danish People’s Party. Everyone else is ready to throw Wilders to the ravening Islamic wolves, and thereby stave off the burning and looting in the Islamic ghettoes of major European cities. Fat chance.
In a peculiar twist, Kurt Westergaard, the creator of the “turban bomb” Motoon, says that Mr. Wilders has violated the copyright on his cartoon, and that he plans a lawsuit.
Muslim reaction has been relatively muted so far. The usual cries of “Islamophobia” are being heard, and a group of Jordanian media officials known as the “Messengers of God” says it will initiate legal action against Fitna. Overall, however, one senses that this is the calm before the storm. Wait until after everyone finishes praying and hears the sermon this evening.
Pandora’s box has been opened. The movie is out, and nothing short of shutting down the internet could stuff it back in the can.
Geert Wilders will likely be prosecuted and fined into penury by the judicial system of his own country because of this movie. He’s also a tempting target for the zealous mujahideen, and the bounty on his head will probably rise to astronomical levels.
This man has put his fortune and his life on the line to make a movie and publicize it as widely as possible. There’s no guarantee that he or his party will benefit from this gig, or even that he will survive.
It’s an important to remember that.
I’m too rushed to find all the links for the news stories referred to above. Go to Google News and search on “Fitna”; you’ll find everything there.