Saudi blogger makes Bible version of 'Fitna'
Aims to discredit "hateful" Dutch anti-Islam movie
A Saudi blogger has made the Christian equivalent of the anti-Quran film "Fitna" in an attempt to discredit the recently released video by Dutch MP Geert Wilders.
The six-minute video called "Schism" by 33-year-old Saudi blogger Raid Al-Saeed takes violent Biblical texts out of context and intersperses them with fiery rants by a Christian fundamentalist youth leader in Texas.
"I made it in less than 24 hours," Saeed told Saudi daily Arab News, adding that he was not promoting hatred against Christianity, but trying to prove that it is wrong to judge Islam by watching Fitna.
"It is easy to take part of any holy book out of context and make it sound like an inhumane book," he writes at the end of the short video. "This is what Geert Wilders did to gather supporters for his hateful ideology."
Saeed said YouTube initially removed his video with a message that the clip violated its terms. But he wrote back, asking why his movie was removed while "Fitna" remained online and re-posted the film on March 2.
The video – also available in the Videos section of AlArabiya.net and Google – has been viewed more than 1,800 times on YouTube.