Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fitna: The Movie that riles islamofascists

This video has been banned by several major internet providers, most notably Network Solutions and

**UPDATE** Sorry about that. Lost power in the middle of my post.

The video was banned by Network Solutions and Liveleak.com, for different reasons:

From the Everything2 blog:

The American Internet service provider Network Solutions announced today that it had suspended the film's official website www.fitnathemovie.com while they were, " investigating whether the site's content is in violation of the Network Solutions Acceptable Use Policy." A Network Solutions spokesman said that company guidelines prevent it from allowing "any material in violation of any applicable law." The Network Solutions' terms of service include a prohibition against "objectionable material of any kind or nature." A Network Solutions spokeswoman Susan Wade said "We felt it was best to take it down while we continued our investigation."

...the British Internet hosting service that originally posted Fitna for public viewing succumbed to "serious" threats and removed it from their site. According to LiveLeak.com:
"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'd like to thank the thousands of people from all backgrounds and religions who gave us their support. They realized that liveleak.com is a vehicle for many opinions not just for the support of one."