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YouTube Warned to Remove Koran Film
CNSNEWS ^ | April 2, 2008 | Patrick Goodenough

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.

As of early Wednesday afternoon Indonesian time, attempts to view at least one earlier-available upload of the movie on YouTube brought up a message saying, "This video has been removed due to terms of use violation."

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………………

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fitna; islam; threats; youtube
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If this film is called provocative, what on earth is Al Gore's film called.....both espouse a religion of sorts.
1 posted on 04/02/2008 9:40:44 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Screw Indonesia


2 posted on 04/02/2008 9:42:14 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: yoe

Memo to Indonesia - STFU


3 posted on 04/02/2008 9:42:27 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: yoe

I wonder what they’re afraid of.


4 posted on 04/02/2008 9:42:43 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (feh)
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To: yoe
So, why can't they be given an ultimatum to denounce their blood cult (Islam) or face annihilation?
5 posted on 04/02/2008 9:43:23 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: yoe

Islam and threats just seem to go hand in hand.


6 posted on 04/02/2008 9:43:24 AM PDT by relictele (American Idol: for those times when karaoke at a local bar just isn't horrid enough)
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To: yoe
Hey Indonesia....

Photobucket

7 posted on 04/02/2008 9:44:25 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (A Lesser Evil Is Still Evil.)
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To: relictele

Aren’t they proving the points made by the film by doing this????


8 posted on 04/02/2008 9:45:12 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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I still say we burn a bunch onto DVDs and put ‘em on the windshields of cars in parking lots.


9 posted on 04/02/2008 9:45:35 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: yoe

Hey Indonesia...don’t make Bush fire up his earthquake/tsunami machine on you again.


10 posted on 04/02/2008 9:46:08 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: yoe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3_qelW5qp4


11 posted on 04/02/2008 9:46:13 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: yoe

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....


12 posted on 04/02/2008 9:47:40 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: dawn53

This had the full 16 minutes as of last night.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8791144316262627631&q=wilders+quran+muslim&total=494&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=9


13 posted on 04/02/2008 9:48:32 AM PDT by listenhillary (There's more people in the wagon, than there is pushin')
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To: yoe
As of early Wednesday afternoon Indonesian time, attempts to view at least one earlier-available upload of the movie on YouTube brought up a message saying, "This video has been removed due to terms of use violation."

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.

14 posted on 04/02/2008 9:48:34 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Privatizing profits and socializing losses is no way to run an economy)
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To: RandallFlagg

“put ‘em on the windshields of cars in parking lots” of mosques.


15 posted on 04/02/2008 9:50:14 AM PDT by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: reagan_fanatic

bttt


16 posted on 04/02/2008 9:50:16 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: yoe

I wonder if YouTube will roll over or grow a pair? I’m betting they’ll roll over.


17 posted on 04/02/2008 9:50:28 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Slapshot68
Hey Indonesia...don’t make Bush fire up his earthquake/tsunami machine on you again.

You are right; based on natural disasters, either allah really hates his followers, or he is one incompetent deity.

18 posted on 04/02/2008 9:51:19 AM PDT by 50sDad (Liberals: Never Happy, Never Grateful, Never Right.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Shhhh. You’re not supposed to notice that.


19 posted on 04/02/2008 9:54:07 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Where is Galt's Gulch?)
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To: yoe

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

http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/1722.htm
http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/0/0/0/0/0/364/1553.htm

never be peace because of stuff like this
http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/0/0/0/0/0/178/1468.htm

they need to get their own house in order first before they lecture us about what we should say or draw or even write.


20 posted on 04/02/2008 9:54:25 AM PDT by manc
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To: theDentist

“I wonder if YouTube will roll over or grow a pair? I’m betting they’ll roll over.”

Google-owned...so, yup. They’ll cave.


21 posted on 04/02/2008 9:54:47 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Slapshot68
Hey Indonesia...don’t make Bush fire up his earthquake/tsunami machine on you again.

You are right; based on natural disasters, either allah really hates his followers, or he is one incompetant diety.

22 posted on 04/02/2008 9:55:46 AM PDT by 50sDad (Liberals: Never Happy, Never Grateful, Never Right.)
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To: manc

hypocrisy holds no bounds
we have the left toterating racism from Obama, his pastor and his wife
we have muslims who denounce other religions a;ll the time yet they get insulted about us not abiding by their religion.
we have the media here what say it’s offensive to islam yet they perceive christians as nothing but a piss take by posting photo;s of the virgin mary in cow dung, the crucifix in urine, that to them is art

yep hypocrisy holds no bounds by the left or my muslim countries


23 posted on 04/02/2008 9:58:51 AM PDT by manc
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To: Slapshot68

It’s like a fired bullet. It’s out there, and you can’t take it back.


24 posted on 04/02/2008 9:59:09 AM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: pissant

“Screw Indonesia”

B-b-but that’s where Nobama was educated as a yute.


25 posted on 04/02/2008 9:59:47 AM PDT by Canedawg (No Che Hussein NObama, and the Hildebeast, too)
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To: Dogbert41

“It’s like a fired bullet. It’s out there, and you can’t take it back.”

Oh I agree. Big deal if Indonesia blocks access to YouTube (not really sure how that’s even possible), but the video has to be on every YouTube clone out there now.


26 posted on 04/02/2008 10:00:40 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Abathar

I think there might have been something on YouTube calling coffee “Satan’s brew”, but I’m not sure.


27 posted on 04/02/2008 10:01:02 AM PDT by magslinger (cranky right-winger)
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To: yoe

Thanks, Indonesia. I didn’t know this awesome film was ON Youtube. But you gave me a heads-up. Now, I’ll log on and watch it.

Oh, the unintended consequences.


28 posted on 04/02/2008 10:03:07 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great...(until it happens to YOU).)
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To: yoe

YouTube will fold.


29 posted on 04/02/2008 10:05:57 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: yoe
this is going to become an increasing problem as the world globalizes.

will europeans and americans comply, thereby destroying freedom of expression?

30 posted on 04/02/2008 10:06:13 AM PDT by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: yoe
"what on earth is Al Gore's film called..?"


Propaganda, BS, or Horse Manure....take your pick.
31 posted on 04/02/2008 10:07:17 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("There is no civility, only politics.")
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To: yoe

What is the problem? They should just not click the link if they would be offended.


32 posted on 04/02/2008 10:07:23 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

“I wonder what they’re afraid of.”

The same thing all scum fear...

THE TRUTH.


33 posted on 04/02/2008 10:07:34 AM PDT by Levante
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To: yoe

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.

And Indonesia provides proof of the point.


34 posted on 04/02/2008 10:07:47 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: yoe

Shove it


35 posted on 04/02/2008 10:08:47 AM PDT by wastedyears (The US Military is what goes Bump in the night.)
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To: yoe

read later


36 posted on 04/02/2008 10:10:02 AM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: SoldierDad
So, why can't they be given an ultimatum to denounce their blood cult (Islam) or face annihilation?

Cause their ain't no leaders with these:

37 posted on 04/02/2008 10:15:42 AM PDT by deuteronlmy232 (And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment!)
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To: yoe
just one word...

NUTS!

38 posted on 04/02/2008 10:19:57 AM PDT by castlebrew (true gun control is hitting where you're aiming!)
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To: All

DDoS on Indonesia is up


39 posted on 04/02/2008 10:21:41 AM PDT by PeterFinn (I am not voting for McCain. No way, no how.)
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To: RandallFlagg

I think I LOVE that idea. It’s such a short film that you wouldn’t even need to burn expensive dual layer discs! I might just start doing this! Wonder how long it would take before someone would complain to the police about the “hate speech” I put on their car...


40 posted on 04/02/2008 10:22:30 AM PDT by messierhunter
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To: messierhunter

Oh, I don’t think they’d know. People put things on the windshield wipers of cars in parking lots all the time at WalMarts, Targets, malls, etc.


41 posted on 04/02/2008 10:25:21 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: messierhunter

Or, just leave a copy on the gas pump wherever ya fill up.


42 posted on 04/02/2008 10:26:16 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: listenhillary

bookmark


43 posted on 04/02/2008 10:27:45 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: messierhunter

There is about a fifty percent chance that a fatwa is being written against you at this moment.


44 posted on 04/02/2008 10:28:42 AM PDT by magslinger (cranky right-winger)
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To: RandallFlagg

True enough, I doubt they’d catch me, but I’m sure someone will complain and it might even catch the ear of the freedom-hating MSM if it becomes prolific enough. Maybe they’d even go so far as to review parking lot security cam footage... Might be fun to see my grainy self plastered on the TV as a drive-by “hate speaker.”


45 posted on 04/02/2008 10:30:13 AM PDT by messierhunter ("Muslims fear attacks as hate speech is distributed throughout city" - wait for it.)
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To: magslinger

All the better. The more death threats, the more material there will be for Fitna 2.


46 posted on 04/02/2008 10:31:40 AM PDT by messierhunter
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To: dawn53

This is interesting. I can’t download it from youtube.


47 posted on 04/02/2008 10:32:33 AM PDT by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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To: 50sDad
"You are right; based on natural disasters, either allah really hates his followers, or he is one incompetent deity."

Bwwwaaahahahah! Great one!

48 posted on 04/02/2008 10:34:46 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: deuteronlmy232

Since the graphic didn’t show up due to the server’s filtering program, I can only guess at what “these” are (and I’m sure I’m guessing correctly).


49 posted on 04/02/2008 10:36:07 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: listenhillary

If the filth and scum who love the Koran were the least bit honest they would have to admit that this 16 minute film is actually pretty respectful of their beliefs. They believe in slaughter, they believe in terror, they believe in mayhem and mass murder. This film presents their beliefs in a very sober and, indeed, respectful, manner.

Whoever condemns this film is condemning the Koran itself.


50 posted on 04/02/2008 10:38:12 AM PDT by samtheman
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