Latest Fitna Stories

2008-09-02 09:00:24

Text of report by web version of Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv on 2 September The Arab MKs are up in arms over the intention of (National Union- NRP) MK Arye Eldad to screen in Jerusalem excerpts from the controversial film Fitna, which presents the Koran as advocating killing and terrorism, on 3 September. The movie by Netherlands MP and leader of the extremist Party for Freedom Geert Wilders was banned in the Netherlands. It strongly censures Islam and attempts to show that the Koran is...

2008-04-09 00:05:00

Internet sites like YouTube and Myspace have been blocked by several Indonesian internet providers for carrying a Dutch film that is critical of the Koran, according to an information ministry official. Geert Wilder, a Dutch anti-immigration politician made the 15-minute film and posted it on several blogs and file-sharing sites. The film is called "Fitna" (translated as "Strife" when used in the Koran) and alternates images of the September 11, 2001 attacks and other Islamist bombings with...

2005-07-12 08:42:03

By Paul Gallagher AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch-Moroccan man confessed in court on Tuesday to murdering a filmmaker critical of Islam last year, breaking his silence over a killing that fanned religious and racial tension in the Netherlands. Mohammed Bouyeri was accused of killing Theo van Gogh as he cycled to work in Amsterdam on Nov. 2, 2004. He was charged with shooting and stabbing Van Gogh before slashing his throat and pinning a note to his body with a knife in broad daylight. Van...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.