“Beyond Fitna” hits Internet today

May 29, 2008

TEHRAN -- The documentary “Beyond Fitna” will be posted on the Internet today.

The film, which was directed by a group of Iranian filmmakers and produced by the Islam and Christianity Nongovernmental Organization, is a response to Dutch politician Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam documentary “Fitna”.
The film honors all monotheistic religions and gives a response to the anti-Islam propaganda of Western extremists, the NGO’s spokesman, Mohammad Karimi, told IRNA on Tuesday.
He said that the documentary was produced under the supervision of a group of religious scholars and Iranian professional documentarians in the English, Persian, and Arabic languages.
The film will be available at the websites www.ngoic.com, www.youtube.com, and www.videogoogle.com.
The film “Fitna”, which blasphemously claims that Islam’s holy text promotes violence and intolerance, was posted on the Internet on March 27 after television networks and cinemas refused to screen it due to the controversy and the protests of Muslims, Christian communities, and the European Union.
The title of the film “Fitna” is an Arabic term used to describe “disagreement and division among people”.