The Raw Feed Blog reported Sunday that Network Solutions shut down a web site created to host the 15-minute anti-Koran film "Fitna," made by Dutch politician Geert Wilder. So Wilder posted "Fitna" on the web site of his political party, the PVV. However, at the time of this posting, it appears that GOD'S WRATH SMOTE THE SITE or, more likely, traffic by all the people who want to watch the film has overwhelmed the site's servers. Here comes the (very graphic and disturbing) VIDEO. Pajamas Media Blogger Michelle Malkin is helping spread the clip.
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Back in 2004, I interviewed people involved with the film “Nothing To Hide,” which tells the story of Iman, a Muslim girl who struggles to be an American teen-ager while preserving her outward image and identity as a Muslim. HERE'S A SNIP OF WHAT I POSTED AT THAT TIME:
Schenectady High School junior Sharara Kazimi stars as Iman; other students acted in and worked behind the scenes on the movie, produced over the summer by High School Fine Arts teacher Tom Sarnacki for the Blue Roses Theatre Company’s annual Festival of Short Films. The event was held in July at Proctor’s Theatre and at the High School.I think no one says it better (what it means to be American and Muslim) than a dear friend, who guest-blogged for me in 2005. Read:
The movie was written by High School English teacher Noura Badawi, a 26 year old Muslim woman who has taught at Schenectady for three years.
“`Nothing To Hide’” tells a story about recognizing the inner beauty in ourselves and becoming comfortable in one’s own skin in order to find inner peace, said Badawi, who also appears in the film. “As an American Muslim, I feel that although Islam and Muslims are covered daily in the news, the American public has not been exposed to Muslims as everyday Americans who sometimes struggle with what it means to be American and Muslim.”
"A young girl's response to anti-Islamic sentiment."
Being a young Muslim in the US got much tougher after 9/11, so a brother-sister team came up with a book to help peers in their faith. Jane Lampman Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor:
"I went to bed on Sept. 10th an American, and on Sept. 11th, I became a Muslim in people's minds," says Imran Hafiz, a high school sophomore in Phoenix. And not just any Muslim.
He was only in fourth grade back then, but that shift in perceptions affected Imran directly. A few days later, all of a sudden his pals at school told him, "You can't play soccer with us anymore." When he asked them why not, they responded, "Because you're a Taliban."
The youngster was shocked and scared, but his family helped him see that his friends' reaction "came from ignorance, not from hate," he says.
Since then, Imran, his older sister Yasmine, and their mother, Dilara, have been hard at work on a dual project: to write a book that could dispel that ignorance and at the same time help Muslim youths deal with the many issues that confront them. The family discussed their five-year project in a recent phone interview from their home in Paradise Valley.
Being a young Muslim in the Middle East is no picnic, either. Blogging out of Iran, Jomhour says[Fa] some fundamentalists in the Islamic world consider the US and Israel responsible for what happens in their societies. The blogger expresses surprise that some in Egypt blame US-Israel for homosexuality in their societies.
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