Saturday, March 29, 2008

'Fitna' pulled from Web

AMSTERDAM -- The controversial anti-Muslim film by Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders has been removed from the Web by its British Internet provider, which said its employees have been seriously threatened.

"Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature and some ill-informed reports from certain corners of the British media that could directly lead to the harm of some of our staff, LiveLeak.com has been left with no other choice but to remove 'Fitna' from our servers," the company said.

The 15-minute short film was posted Thursday and taken down Friday and had been seen by some 3 million people.

The link I provided not longer takes you to the film. If you did not view the film right after I posted it then you are no longer able to see it.
So much for Freedom of speech.

2 comments:

Dominique said...

I took a peek at it and found it to be a visually disturbing pastiche. I think its polemics count as "hate speech"; then again, all the threats against the providers merely serve to bolster its claims.

RTS said...

The question is.......are the statements about Islam true or false? If true, then it cannot be called "hate speech".