Last Friday Politeia reported that Jordan is seeking the extradition and prosecution of Dutch Freedom Party politician Geert Wilders on three counts:
- racism - incitement to hatred - insulting Muslims and Islam -
An Amman Court last Monday accepted the charges against Wilders on account of the short film "Fitna" pressed by a Jordanian group called "The Messenger of Allah Unites Us." "Fitna" outlines the dangers of radical Islam for democratic society. (Link to "Fitna")
Today we know which Dutch companies have 'distanced themselves' from Fitna. Politeia proposes a ban of its own against these companies which sell out democratic principles for sausages:
- KLM (KLM-Air France-North West Airlines)
- Philips ("We make things better")
- Friesland Foods (dairy products:
- Friso (Nutricia, Olvarit, Nutrilon, Bambix dairy and baby foods)
- Milupa (Aptamil - we believe the latter two are all one and the same parent company Nutricia, now part of Danone)
The companies advertise their condemnation of Wilders' equation Islam=violence and distribute posters, stating that the film only serves to provoke.
President Zakaria Sheikh of "The Messenger of Allah Unites Us" is calling for the travel industry to ban KLM.
The publisher of weekly Fact International says the film has no relation with the freedom of expression. "Wilders has insulted all Muslims. He must be punished."
At the companies no one was available for comment, writes De Volkskrant. A KLM spokesman repeated an earlier statement that the airline is unrelated to political and religious movements and distances itself from this controversial film."
Post will be updated throughout.
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who
maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
Italian national epic poet (1265 - 1321)