PS: Please notice the scared faces of Dutch PM Jan Peter Balkenende in the first and of Mr Balkenende and his Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen in the second cartoon.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
The long-anticipated movie Fitna, produced by Dutch rightwing politician Geert Wilders, has been released online. At first sight ( there is an English and a Dutch version ) it does not appear to be more shocking or interesting, and only slightly more professionally made, than any of the homemade video or Powerpoint presentations that I received in my mailbox in the last 6 1/2 years. Still, I would not be surprised if these two cartoons by Tom Janssen depict the post-Fitna reality quite accurately. If they do, this whole story will become a classical case study of a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Posted by Bert at 8:28 PM