Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Jihad Continues

UPDATE: Video link is working again. (Hopefully, it'll remain that way, unless Google caves in to the mullahs and takes the video down...)

Warning: This video contain disturbing images, parental guidance is advised.

A new movie has just been released in the Netherlands entitled "Fitna", which documents atrocities in the name of the Quran. There are multiple death threats against the director, Geert Wilders already. Although disturbing, it's worth viewing.

From Wikipedia:

Wilders released the film on March 27, 2008 at 7PM local (Dutch) time on the video website Liveleak. Liveleak subsequently received threats to their staff, and decided to remove the video. On March 29th 2008, a banner on top of the site declared that to be a "sad day for freedom of speech on the net". The Dutch version of the movie
received 1.6 million pageviews in 2 hours.[citation needed]

The English version garnered over 1.2 million in 5 hours[citation needed]. Wilders originally negotiated a possible broadcast of the film on Dutch television. The contents of the film were not known at the time. None of the Dutch broadcasting companies would agree to show the film in its entirety, without editing. Wilders then said that he would "Rather have [the film] entirely on the Internet, than half on television"[citation needed].

Kudos to Google, who have so far, refused to buckle under Islamic threats to remove the video. Youtube has already started penalizing people who upload the video. We'll see how long Google keeps it up (though I can't imagine it will be up for long, since Google purchased Youtube).

I'll still have alternate links available. LiveLeak, the original video host for this video had to pull it because of serious threats on the lives of the Liveleak staff.

After thoughts; I'm reminded of the Israeli, Tatiana Suskind who drew a picture of a pig with a kafiyya on it, and hung it up in Hevron. That got her arrested and imprisoned for 3 months. Reason: Incitement, disturbing the peace. Could have caused a riot.

Israeli sculpturer, Yigal Tumarkin made a sculpture of a pig wearing tefillin, he won the Israel prize (not for this sculpture, but for others). No one rioted. Disgusted at him, yes, but that's as far as it went.

Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael טובה הארץ מאד מאד


Anonymous said...

And at the same time Youtube will do nothing whatsoever about antisemitic videos like this one:

The back of the hill said...

Jameel, as of this writing (4;29PM 03/29/08 - sorry for breaking shabbes) the link you have up there does not work. Both the youtube link and the NRC Handelsblad link I recentlly posted still work..... don't know for how long, though.

The back of the hill said...

Anonymous, I guess that somehow qualifies as 'entertainment' - weird music in a foreign language that is not understood widely outside of Eastern Europe - if it had been in English it would've been different.

Rafi G. said...

doesn't work for me

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

It's working now.

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