A Dutch MP who called the Koran a "fascist book" has been sent back to the Netherlands after attempting to defy a ban on entering the UK.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7885918.stm
Interesting story. The man is trouble maker and can hardly be an advocate for tolerance but was sent back to Amsterdam because he would have caused offence to religious extremists. He previously released a short film showing islamic attrocities coupled with quotes from the islamic holy book.
If you do a search for 'Fitna' on youtube you can see for yourself. Be warned it does contain VERY graphic images, including the result of a beheading.
The problem being is that it ONLY portrays islam as a violent religion. It would be equally as easy to put clips of the gulf war, prison camps and interrogation techniques together with old testament quotes to make a christian version too.
I truly hope that as as the human race advances it will free itself from the shackles of religion and a true, world-wide humanistic approach to each other will emerge.
Sadly, my pessimistic theory is that as more reasoned people drift away from religion you will be left with larger percentages of extremism within their ranks. A minority that have such political sway, they can pursue their own destructive agendas, bringing misery and fear to millions of innocents.