Ky. Parent Upset Over Anti-Islam Film

September 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer


Wire Service: AP

A Kentucky girl is seeking counseling after her class at a Kentucky high school watched a short film that showed beheadings and other violence allegedly committed by Muslims, the student's father said Tuesday.

Bill Cruey said his daughter Amber, 17, was horrified by images of children being injured and dead bodies interspersed with readings from the Quran while watching the film "Fitna," made by the anti-Islam and anti-immigration Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders.


"She's very upset with all of this," Cruey told The Associated Press.

Cruey said he pulled his daughter from the leadership class at Pulaski County High School that viewed the film on Sept. 11.

Pulaski County Superintendent Tim Eaton said Tuesday that the teacher's intent was to commemorate the Sept. 11 terror attacks and discuss the dangers of extremism — "not only of Muslims but other viewpoints, too."