De Maat is Vol II

Posted by sepoy on November 10, 2004 · 1 min read

Some follow up. The docu/movie that got Theo Van Gogh killed can be seen on iFilm.

Via Dutchblog Israel, I learned of a blog that seems dedicated to following this pretty closely.

Looks like the Dutch police have finally taken more suspects in.

MWU! has an entry that condemns the killing as well as the film. Now that I have actually seen the film, I think that for any jihadi, it is like a big red button with "DON'T PUSH" written on it. The call is too powerful. I personally don't think it accomplishes what it set out to do, which is to present a feminist critique of religious/cultural practices. The camera lingers on the exposed flesh a bit too long for my taste (which could just be the difference between American and European sensibilities. We might be programmed to notice nudity more starkly than the dutch). Whatever. No one needed to die for this.

update: Violence against mosques and retaliations against churches.


Noor | November 12, 2004

It's not a "powerful" call, it's an inciteful one. And I think the intent was there. It's not that the film was a big red button, it's that the makers of it obviously wanted to make this button in the first place, and dare someone to push it.