Saturday, 29 March 2008

Live Leak Yanks Fitna - Due to Death Threats

The irony meter has actually left the scale altogether and is now in orbit around Jupiter somewhere. Statement from Live Leak (emphasis added)

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. We would like to thank the thousands of people, from all backgrounds and religions, who gave us their support. They realised LiveLeak.com is a vehicle for many opinions and not just for the support of one.

Perhaps there is still hope that this situation may produce a discussion that could benefit and educate all of us as to how we can accept one anothers culture.

We stood for what we believe in, the ability to be heard, but in the end the price was too high.

So Fitna, a video pointing out the dangerous and violent nature of strong adherents of Islamic literalism, has been pulled - due to DEATH threats.

Hat tip Letters from a Tory.

Looks like I'm behind on events here, Steve already has a post on it.

As far as I know there are NO reports on the BBC or Sky News. There is on British CNN however, which manages to show several parts of Fitna in it's report.

1 comment:

Proud Infidel said...

You are exactly right. Does no one see the irony of death threats being used to stop the viewing of a film that shows that radical muslims are violent and murder to further their religion? Amazing. This only proves the truth of the film. The Dutch government actually thanked the muslims for not rioting and murdering it's citizens. Disgusting. Dhimmitude is taking over and where are the politicians with courage? No where to be found -- excepting Mr. Geert Wilders, of course. Cowardly politicians continue to turn a blind eye. We'd better wake up if we want a western culture left.