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Friday, March 28, 2008

Fitna removed from LiveLeak

Yesterday LiveLeak showed the film Fitna in its site.

Today Michael VanderGalien tells me they have removed it due to death threats:
Official LiveLeak statement

Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature, and some ill informed comments from certain members of the British media that could directly affect the safety of some staff members, liveleak 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 another’s culture.

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

Gates of Vienna has a list of sites where you can watch the film. Atlas Shrugs and Jawa also have it.

UPDATE
Alfahosting (alfahosting.be) has also suspended Michael's PoliGazette's account and email.

Phyllis Chesler has more. Little Green Footballs has the video, too.
Don't miss The Psychotic Core (h/t Larwyn).

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