Fitna’ Debated in Dutch Parliament: Wilders Denies Softening Film after Pressure

Dutch politician Geert Wilders came under attack over his controversial film “Fitna” during a rowdy debate in the Netherlands’ parliament Monday. Ministers claimed that Wilders had toned down the original version of the film. Geert Wilders had originally planned to include footage of pages being torn out of the Koran and burned in his film Fitna, ministers said yesterday during a rowdy debate in parliament. Justice minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin used the debate to make public confidential notes taken during meetings between himself, Wilders, home affairs minister Guusje ter Horst and the Dutch anti-terrorism coordinator in October and November last year.,1518,545002,00.html