Public Broadcaster Axes Film on 'Violent Bible'
THE HAGUE, 29/02/08 - Public broadcaster KRO has dropped plans to make a Biblical variant of MP Geert Wilders' short film on the Koran. "After exhaustive discussion, journalists on various editorial staff have decided not to make a film on the Bible," KRO said in a statement.
"The aim of the project was to make a contribution to the debate on the method that Geert Wilders - according to Wilders himself - wants to apply in his film on the Koran. This aim could not however in the view of KRO journalists be achieved satisfactorily."
In his short film Fitna, intended to be shown in March, Wilders wants to show gruesome events said to be inspired by the Koran. KRO, nota bene itself a Catholic broadcaster, wanted to show that such a film could also be made about the Bible.
The film was "one of the plans for participating in the debate that Geert Wilders has aroused with his proposal to ban the Koran. After extensive research, linking Bible quotations with real political events and acts of violence however produced an insufficient basis for a thorough journalistic production."
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