Producer of Fitna embraces Islam
From An Islamophobe To A Muslim: Arnoud Van Doorn, Ex- Leading Member In Far-Right Dutch Politician Geert Wilders’ Party, Accepts Islam
Arnoud Van Doorn , who was one of the Dutch producers behind Fitna, an anti-Islam film that caused worldwide outrage from Muslims, has accepted Islam.The former leading member in far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders’ party has embraced the very religion he once contemptuously criticized.
Van Doorn also visited Medina, which is the second holiest city in Islam and the burial place of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) to apologize to God and repent for associating himself with the blasphemous movie in the past.Fitna was released in 2008 on the internet, a short film by Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders. It is an approximately 17-minute movie that attempts to demonstrate that the Quran directs its followers, the Muslims, to hate all who violate Islamic teachings and code of conduct. The movie shows selected excerpts from the verses of the Quran which were manipulated with media clips and newspaper cuttings describing acts of violence and hatred by the followers of Islam.The offensive film’s release was followed by worldwide protests and condemnation from the Muslim community.Van Doorn said that the emotional association of Muslims with Islam that led to the worldwide demonstrations against Fitna was the main reason he converted.