Saturday, March 29, 2008

Phutna

"How long it'll be up there is anyone's guess"

Hmmm. a few million hits later, the answer is "less than 24 hours".



"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. This is a sad day for freedom of speech on the net but we have to place the safety and well being of our staff above all else."


As Mark Steyn puts it :

To reprise Douglas Murray's point below, a film such as Fitna might not even be necessary were the western news organizations not so absurdly deferential toward Muslim sensibilities that they go out of their way to avoid showing us anything that might cause us to link violence with Islam. Even that footage of those depraved West Bankers jumping up and down in the street and passing out candy to celebrate 9/11 appears to have been walled up in the most impenetrable vault of the archives these last six years. Both CNN and the BBC could only bring themselves to show the Danish cartoons by pixelating Mohammed's face - the first time this technique has ever been applied to a drawing, as if the Prophet had entered the witness protection program. At one level, they make Wilders' point for him, but, at another, they make it less likely anyone else will step forward to try to make the point next time.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"ill informed reports from certain corners of the British media that could directly lead to the harm of some of our staff"

Well well, what a surprise.

I think they should name, shame, and sue the hacks who did that, and then stand back while we tar and feather their editors.

Monty

dr cromarty said...

You'll find it here:

http://www.themoviefitna.com/