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.
“I wonder if YouTube will roll over or grow a pair? Im betting theyll roll over.”
Google-owned...so, yup. They’ll cave.
You are right; based on natural disasters, either allah really hates his followers, or he is one incompetant diety.
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
It’s like a fired bullet. It’s out there, and you can’t take it back.
B-b-but that’s where Nobama was educated as a yute.
“Its like a fired bullet. Its out there, and you cant 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.
I think there might have been something on YouTube calling coffee “Satan’s brew”, but I’m not sure.
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.
YouTube will fold.
will europeans and americans comply, thereby destroying freedom of expression?
What is the problem? They should just not click the link if they would be offended.
“I wonder what theyre afraid of.”
The same thing all scum fear...
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.
Cause their ain't no leaders with these:
DDoS on Indonesia is up
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...
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.
Or, just leave a copy on the gas pump wherever ya fill up.
There is about a fifty percent chance that a fatwa is being written against you at this moment.
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.”
All the better. The more death threats, the more material there will be for Fitna 2.
This is interesting. I can’t download it from youtube.
Bwwwaaahahahah! Great one!
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).
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.