Anti-Islam film Fitna does not break law

Fitna, the short feature film on Islam and violence put together by MP Geert Wilders does not break the law, the public prosecution department said on Monday, according to news agency ANP.

In addition, a number of statements about Islam made by Wilders over the past few months are also within legal limits, ANP reported Amsterdam’s chief public prosecutor Leo de Wit as saying.
Fitna, a 16-minute compilation of video footage, was released on the internet on March 27. An article in the Volkskrant newspaper in which Wilders called for a ban on the Koran was also investigated.
Some 40 individuals and largely Muslim organisations have accused Wilders of encouraging religious hatred.
According to NOS, no action is being taken against Wilders because he attacks Islam as a religion but not its followers.
While his comments are sometimes offensive, Wilders does not overstep any boundaries, the public prosecution department said.

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