Skip to comments.YouTube Warned to Remove Koran Film
Posted on 04/02/2008 9:40:43 AM PDT by yoe
The government of the world's most populous Islamic state says YouTube has two days to take down a Dutch lawmaker's provocative film on the Koran or it will block access to the popular video-sharing Web site.
The warning by Indonesia came as the U.N.'s primary human rights watchdog ended a month-long session amid allegations by Western member-states and non-governmental organizations that Islamic nations are working to curtail free speech.
Geert Wilder's 16-minute film linking Islam's revered text with terrorism has sparked protests in a number of countries. It also drew criticism from the Arab League, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the European Union.
In Indonesia, a former Dutch colony, Information Minister Mohammad Nuh told a press briefing in Jakarta Tuesday he had sent a letter to YouTube demanding the film, "Fitna," be removed. If it did not comply, he said, the government in cooperation with Internet service providers would block the site.
But the film has been uploaded on YouTube by multiple users and can still be found with a simple search in both its English and Dutch versions.
In response to queries, a YouTube spokesperson said the site allows people "to express themselves and to communicate with a global audience."
"The diversity of the world in which we live -- spanning the vast dimensions of ethnicity, religion, nationality, language, political opinion, gender, and sexual orientation, to name a few -- means that some of the beliefs and views of some individuals may offend others," she said.
Videos that breach YouTube guidelines are removed, and some graphic material is restricted
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Memo to Indonesia - STFU
I wonder what they’re afraid of.
Islam and threats just seem to go hand in hand.
Aren’t they proving the points made by the film by doing this????
I still say we burn a bunch onto DVDs and put ‘em on the windshields of cars in parking lots.
Hey Indonesia...don’t make Bush fire up his earthquake/tsunami machine on you again.
Trying to remember the last time the Lutherans got offended and told YouTube to remove a video.
Hmmm, that date seems to escape me just now....
This had the full 16 minutes as of last night.
Due to the fact that Geert Wilder had agree to edit the film to remove the Mohamed cartoon because it's author claimed a copyright infringment.
“put em on the windshields of cars in parking lots” of mosques.
I wonder if YouTube will roll over or grow a pair? I’m betting they’ll roll over.
You are right; based on natural disasters, either allah really hates his followers, or he is one incompetent deity.
Shhhh. You’re not supposed to notice that.
so they are outraged YET AGAIN.
Now maybe they just don’t understand hypocrisy but you only have to go to MEMRI tv and see how many islamic channels put down other religions , even in cartoons , i.e. calling jews pigs in a kids cartoon etc
When these people start moaning then the UN and western officals need to get some cahuna’s and say hey you don’t allow churches to be built, you won’t allow other religions in your country and you are not protecting other religions in other countries,
Not only that but you have viewed other religions as pigs, sc*m, filth and even call for killings
so there fore before you get enraged about he western free speech I suggest you look at your own country and your own free speech
here’s some of their not so outraged clips they watch
never be peace because of stuff like this
they need to get their own house in order first before they lecture us about what we should say or draw or even write.
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