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Iranian group starts production of film on Bible to counter Fitna

Posted by avideditor on April 6, 2008

Iranian group starts production of film on Bible to counter Fitna: ”

Two peas in a pod?

Here we go again: point out that jihadists use the Qur’an to justify violence, and the immediate response is, ‘Well, the Bible is violent, too.’ This ignores that fact that not only the Qur’an but also the Hadith and the schools of jurisprudence teach warfare against and the subjugation of unbelievers, while no Jewish or Christian sects teach those things. It also ignores the fact that while there are armed Islamic groups in many countries pursuing this supremacist agenda, there are no Jewish or Christian groups committing violence and justifying it according to Bible verses — although this Iranian group claims to have footage of such groups.

Even if it does — even if there are armed Christian groups committing violent acts and justifying them by reference to Bible verses — would this relieve us of the obligation to do something about the Islamic groups that use the Qur’an to justify violence?

And will this project fare better than this one?

‘Iranian NGO Starts Production of ‘Beyond Fitna,” from Fars News Agency (thanks to all who sent this in):

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Non-Governmental Organization in Iran has started production of a documentary called ‘Beyond Fitna’ to respond to far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders’ provocative dissertation ‘Fitna’.

The Iranian organization called ‘NGO Islam and Christianity’ started production of the documentary after the Dutch lawmaker displayed his movie which urges Muslims to tear out ‘hate-filled’ verses from the Qoran and starts and finishes with an insulting cartoon of Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

The NGO’s documentary called ‘Beyond Fitna’ deals with incitement of violence in the Bible. Muslims believe that the book deemed holy by Christians today is a distorted version of the original Bible.

‘Beyond Fitna’ focuses on the orders given to worldwide Christians in the (distorted version of) Bible for stoking violence, committing genocide, attacking others, beheading and burning women and children who have been taken into captivity.

The documentary recycles film clips from crimes committed by extremist Christians under the inspirations of the said Bible teachings, and aims to provide a response to the allegations made by Pope Benedict XVI, who called Islam a religion of violence after misunderstanding certain Organic [sic! sic!] verses….

I will be very interested to see those ‘film clips from crimes committed by extremist Christians under the inspirations of the said Bible teachings.’ If they are authentic, they will be from fringe groups that claim to be Christian but whose teachings are repudiated by all mainstream Christian sects. The situation is very different in Islam, where all the sects and schools of jurisprudence teach the necessity of warfare against unbelievers.

Oh, and one other thing: if this film comes out, I guarantee you: no Christians will riot, or rage against free speech.

(Via avideditor’s shared items in Google Reader.)</

6 Responses to “Iranian group starts production of film on Bible to counter Fitna

  1. avideditor said

    PS jihadis stop trying to post your lies and propaganda here. I am not going to let it through. If you have some insightful criticism go ahead.

  2. Hosein said

    Iranian directors have made a movie replying “Fitna”. Download “beyand fitna” from http://www.thepureislam.wordpress.com
    I’m waiting your comment about this movie in my blog.

  3. Len said

    Hosein left an almost identical comment on my site as well: http://blogesque.wordpress.com/2008/05/05/sam-harris/#comment-2295

    Hardly worth response, really.

  4. Len said

    Also perhaps interesting: Hosein’s visit metrics.

    Domain Name (Unknown)
    ISP Information Technology Company (ITC)
    Continent : Asia
    Country : Iran, Islamic Republic of (Facts)
    State/Region : Markazi
    City : Qom
    Lat/Long : 34.6453, 50.8808 (Map)
    Distance : 6,548 miles

  5. avideditor said

    I am not surprised Len. If Hossein actually read my blog he probably wouldn’t have posted the link here. I am interested in viewing that movie in decent quality. It is going to be full of lies and distortions. But it is interesting to see a government that dies the holocaust while at the same time planing the next one will say. I am personally working on making a documentary that exposes the anti-Israel bias in the Main stream media, so it will be interesting to see what the opposite side is doing. After looking more more closely at your blog it looks like we differ on most issues as well. Thanks for sharing the info.

  6. Len said

    That’s true, we probably do differ on most issues. 🙂 But I would still be interested in your documentary when you get it finished. Any ideas on an ETA for completion? I’ll try to remember and check back around then if you have a target date…

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