A spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs "condemned in the strongest terms" the posting of a film on the web site by a Dutch right-wing politician critical of the Holy Quran. This totally unwarranted and mindless action can have grave consequences, the spokesman added.
The film (called "Fitna" -- or strife or ordeal in Arabic) alternates pictures of terrorist attacks - including the attacks on the United States on September 11th, 2001 - with quotations from the Koran.
The filmmaker, Geert Wilders, said one of his main points in making the film was a belief that rising Muslim immigration threatens democratic values in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe. Wilders posted the film on his political party's Internet site Thursday after Dutch television refused to broadcast it.