Media News - Monday, March 10, 2008
Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders has given up on his efforts to persuade a Dutch television broadcaster to show his Koran film. Not a single broadcaster wants to show the film in full and without breaks, the MP confirmed Friday. Wilders says he has discussed showing his film with five editors of programmes. The politician may see whether a broadcaster abroad would like to show his film. It is also by no means certain that the film can be shown in the Nieuwspoort international press centre (IPC) in The Hague. The IPC wants Wilders to pay for the costs of extensive security measures, while nearby shops are threatening him with damages claims for loss of sales on the day - likely 28 March - that he wants to show the film in the IPC. Wilders wants to depict his view in the short film that the Koran is a Fascist book that incites to hatred. The film will be shown on the website fitnathemovie.com, for which the server is in the US. (NIS News)
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