The very highest is barely known.
Then comes that which people know and love.
Then that which is feared,
Then that which is despised.
Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.
When actions are performed
Without unnecessary speech,
People say, “We did it!”
— Lao Tzu, from The Tao Te Ching, Chapter XVII
I have collected all eighteen translations of Fitna (plus the original English) and combined them in a simple HTML file. This file is designed to be quick to load, easy to copy, and quite printable.
The texts in French and Polish have better time stamps than the others because they were constructed by expert subtitlers (thanks, François and Peter) who built files designed for use by subtitling software. These two languages will be of more use for designing additional subtitled versions. I have an .ssa file from the French version for anyone who needs it; email email@example.com if you want a copy.
If any more languages arrive in my inbox — there are three or four still unaccounted for — I will post them here and also add them to the new master file.
Many thanks to everyone who assisted with the Rosetta Stone project. I can’t tell you how gratifying it is to see an effort like this come together according to plan, work like it’s supposed to, and generate a result that is useful to people.
We’re all part-time volunteers, but our combined labor produces something that couldn’t otherwise have been obtained in such a short time without paying a lot of money.
Congratulations to everyone. You deserve it.