It appears that the government of the Netherlands is loath to face another firestorm like the one brought on by Fitna, and has squeezed Ehsan Jami hard enough to persuade him not to release his planned animated cartoon about the Prophet’s pedophilic marriage to Aisha.
According to Islam Online:
Thanks to the intervention of the Dutch government, a second anti-Islam movie will not see the light, at least for now.
“I can confirm that Mr Ehsan Jami has decided not to broadcast his controversial film,” Ayhan Tunja, a member of the Muslim Coordinating Council of the Netherlands, told IslamOnline.net Tuesday, April 1, over the phone.
“He has announced his decision on Dutch television,” he added.
Jami, a former Muslim of Iranian origin, told the Netwrek TV show he has decided not to release his cartoon film, The Life of Muhammad, as expected on April 20.
The film would have reportedly shows a sexually aroused prophet.
A clip from the film aired on a Dutch television channel last week showed a man said to be the prophet in the company of a 9-year-old wife on their way to a mosque to allegedly deflower his bride.
Jami said Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin has talked to him about repercussions of the film release on social harmony and coexistence in the Netherlands as well as it national interests.
“The minister told Mr Jami he will be responsible for what happens,” said Tunja.
So the government of the Netherlands, the leadership of a sovereign European state, has declared that people who perpetrate violence are not responsible for their behavior. Has it really come to this?
Notice has now been given: cartoonists are to be held responsible for the destructive and murderous behavior of religious zealots.
Total dhimmitude has now arrived in Holland:
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The leaders of the Muslim minority, estimated at nearly one million, welcomed the new development.
“I’m pleased that Mr Jami has decided to listen to the minister’s advise [sic]. It is a wise decision,” said Tunja.
He was particularly thankful for the government for its swift intervention in the issue.
“We were planning a meeting with the justice minister to make it clear that Mr Jami’s film was totally unacceptable and would trigger violence across the world,” the Muslim activists told IOL.
“We are very pleased that the minister acted fast even before our meeting.”
But the rest of us can learn from Mr. Jami’s mistake — unlike Geert Wilders, he allowed snippets of his movie to be revealed in advance. That gave the Dutch government a pretext for censoring him:
“Nobody saw or knew the content of Mr Wilders documentary in advance and that’s why the government could do nothing,” explained the Muslim activist.
“But segments of Mr Jami’s cartoon were shown on TV and that’s why the government was able to complaint that its content was unacceptable,” he added.
And the punchline?
“This is how freedom of expression works in the Netherlands.”
Yes, I suppose it is.
Earlier posts about Ehsan Jami can be found here and here.
Many thanks to VH for the screen cap of Ehsan Jami and his cartoon.
Hat tip: TB.