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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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To: messierhunter

I might start leaving them on the new york subway system.


51 posted on 04/02/2008 10:39:14 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: listenhillary

ping


52 posted on 04/02/2008 10:42:32 AM PDT by phs3 (Call a terrorist a freedom fighter, I call you the enemy.)
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To: swmobuffalo

You can’t download anything from YouTube. You have to get software for that. Try a filesharing site.


53 posted on 04/02/2008 10:42:41 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: magslinger

Ahh, but there is one fine point to remember. Except for a few minor issues like the pages being torn from the Koran, the content makes it an excellent AlQaeda recruiting video.

This was the observation of a few astute Islamic extremists on some Islamic blogs a few days after it came out. Except for the fact it was made by an infidel, it covers exactly what the extremists would like in their own productions. It shows not how horrible it is to be an extremest, but how important it is to be one-—to those already converted.


54 posted on 04/02/2008 10:43:10 AM PDT by Sundog (Barak Hussein Amoeba; Simple change for simple people)
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To: RandallFlagg

“You can’t download anything from YouTube.”

I have the flv. downloader plugin on Firefox. Haven’t had a problem downloading from youtube before. Is this posted somewhere without a LiveLeak link? Liveleak isn’t an approved URL with the plugin.


55 posted on 04/02/2008 10:48:16 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: RandallFlagg

Can’t take it off Google video either.


56 posted on 04/02/2008 10:51:25 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: swmobuffalo

Yikes, well if anyone finds a way to get it without filesharing software please tell us here so that I and others can download and burn away.


57 posted on 04/02/2008 10:53:03 AM PDT by messierhunter
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To: yoe

Source

58 posted on 04/02/2008 10:53:47 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: listenhillary

Wow. That’s a phenomenal video.


59 posted on 04/02/2008 11:00:10 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: listenhillary

After watching that I can understand why Muslims would go nuts,they don’t want the truth to be known. Instead they are but following what President George Bush said, Islam religion a religion of peace,certainly not of violence! American had better get their heads out of the sand.


60 posted on 04/02/2008 11:20:31 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: messierhunter

I didn’t mean it as a bad thing. Islamofascists may threaten violence, but as for FReepers, who is going to bell the cat? FReepers, as a group, would tend to shoot back. Islamofascists never do well against armed opposition in anything remotely resembling even odds.


61 posted on 04/02/2008 11:36:41 AM PDT by magslinger (cranky right-winger)
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To: yoe

Every time one of these 3rd world booby-hatches censors this film, they prove Wilders’s point.


62 posted on 04/02/2008 12:02:30 PM PDT by Antoninus (Tell us how you came to Barack?)
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To: yoe

Every time one of these 3rd world booby-hatches censors this film, they prove Wilders’s point.


63 posted on 04/02/2008 12:07:15 PM PDT by Antoninus (Tell us how you came to Barack?)
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To: samtheman
This film presents their beliefs in a very sober and, indeed, respectful, manner.

If the same film were created by a Muslim, it would be all over Al Jazeera (and YouTube) as a propaganda film lauding themselves as heroes...

64 posted on 04/02/2008 12:30:58 PM PDT by An American FIrst
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To: messierhunter

Try here:

http://saberpoint.blogspot.com/2008/03/how-to-download-fitna-and-save-copy-for.html#links


65 posted on 04/02/2008 12:42:54 PM 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: SoldierDad

Goes by the same name as the little white things you hit around on a golf course.


66 posted on 04/02/2008 12:59:12 PM PDT by deuteronlmy232 (And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Exactly. It’s not so much the content that’s at issue (any bozo can whip up offensive material), it’s that the response is so overwhelmingly full of threats of violence & oppression.


67 posted on 04/02/2008 1:02:30 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (The average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. - Ratatouille)
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To: RandallFlagg

Had practically the same idea yesterday!


68 posted on 04/02/2008 1:02:52 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (The average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. - Ratatouille)
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To: messierhunter

Search around for a few minutes, it’s available. IIRC, see Michael Savage’s website.


69 posted on 04/02/2008 1:03:55 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (The average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. - Ratatouille)
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To: ctdonath2

The more home brew videos that can be posted on the web, the better. There’s so much downloadable footage out there, anyone can slap one of these together in an evening. Use the jihadi IED and sniper videos against them.


70 posted on 04/02/2008 1:31:02 PM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: swmobuffalo

Thanks, some of the comments from muslims on that page are “enlightening” as well...


71 posted on 04/02/2008 1:49:09 PM PDT by messierhunter
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To: pissant
Good afternoon.

Awhile back I linked to some truly disturbing pictures of smiling Indonesian Muslims racing around on motorbikes cutting off the heads of Christians of all ages and genders.

Yes, “Screw Indonesia”.

Michael Frazier

72 posted on 04/02/2008 1:54:31 PM PDT by brazzaville (No surrender, no retreat. Well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: yoe

Islam is most idiotic belief system I’ve ever heard of. It’s an all purpose excuse for these self righteous third worlder type to make asses of themselves and kill non muslims


73 posted on 04/02/2008 2:02:20 PM PDT by dennisw (Never bet on a false prophet! <<<||>>> Never bet on Islam!)
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To: dennisw

Agreed.
“If you dare to call me violent again, I will kill you!!”
Idiots.


74 posted on 04/02/2008 4:12:59 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: swmobuffalo

Try post #13 I saved a copy from googlevideo at my link. That was last night.


75 posted on 04/02/2008 5:42:44 PM PDT by listenhillary (There's more people in the wagon, than there is pushin')
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To: deuteronlmy232

Yup, that’s what I figured.


76 posted on 04/03/2008 7:59:46 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: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1995304/posts?page=198#198


77 posted on 04/04/2008 3:49:57 PM PDT by Cindy
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