3/27/08

Warning! Graphic Video Violence: Dutch Movie Fitna Attacks Islamic Terrorism

Update:
Video REMOVED by LiveLeak due to threats.... but then put back again (3/31)

Warning! This Dutch video contains many graphic scenes of violence. It is a disturbing video, especially for Jews and Americans who are directly singled out by Islamic terrorists as targets of violence.

LiveLeak posts anti-Islam film
Video-sharing site offers controversial short
By ALI JAAFAR
Right-wing Dutch politico Geert Wilders has finally found a home for his controversial anti-Islam short "Fitna" after video-sharing site LiveLeak allowed the 15-minute film to be posted online.

"Fitna," whose title is an Arabic word that can be translated as "strife" or "discord" and is usually used in a religious context, has been the subject of heated debate and protests ever since Wilders announced his plans to release it earlier this year.

Dutch TV broadcasters refused to air the film following vocal criticism from the Dutch government, forcing Wilders to take the online route.

The Net, initially at least, proved as restrictive -- U.S.-based website host Network Solutions shut down Wilders' site pending a probe into whether it contravened its acceptable use policy.

LiveLeak's decision to post the film, which features graphic images of terror attacks in New York, London and Madrid and also reproduces the notorious Danish cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed with a bomb on his head, means viewers around the world will now be able to see what the fuss was all about.

"LiveLeak.com has a strict stance on remaining unbiased and allowing freedom of speech as so far as the law and our rules allow," read a statement on LiveLeak's homepage. "There was no legal reason to refuse Geert Wilders the right to post his film 'Fitna,' and it is not our place to censor people based on an emotive response. We in no way endorse Geert Wilders, his views, nor the views expressed within 'Fitna.' "

In February, attempts by Pakistani authorities to block users there from accessing the short's trailer on YouTube led to a temporary and unintentional worldwide block on the site.

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4 comments:

Bewildered said...

Wright always writes Israel, because it has no right to exist, in quotation marks. But that's okay because he is neither Muslim nor the Pope.

Tzvee said...

you sure are bewildered

bryce said...

Have you seen this video of Wright talking about Israel?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnI431s1r6s

bryce said...

or this:

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2003/Iraq-IQ-Test-Wright23feb03.htm