29 March 2008

LiveLeak Dumps Fitna, Luminarium Embeds It

LiveLeak will no longer carry Geert Wilders' film "Fitna" because they are concerned for the safety of their people due to threats that they received after deciding (initially) to host the short film.

The Removal of "Fitna"
Offical LiveLeak statement.

Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature, and some ill informed reports from certain corners of British media that could directly affect the safety of some staff members, LiveLeak has been left with no other choice but to remove Fitna from our servers.

This is a sad day for freedom of speech on the net but we have to place the safety and well being of our staff above all else. We would like to thank the thousands of people from all backgrounds who gave us their support. They realised LiveLeak.com is a vehicle for many opinions and not just for the support of one.

Perhaps there is still hope that this situation may produce a discussion that could benefit and educate all of us as to how we can accept one anothers culture.

We stood for what be believe in, the ability to be heard, but in the end the price was too high.

LiveLeak received threats of violence from Muslims due to the showing of a fifteen-minute film that displays the violence of Muslims. Instead of disputing the film in debate, Muslims re-enforce the veracity of the film by threatening violence against those who show it. The threats that caused LiveLeak to "place the safety and well being of [their] staff above all else" help to show exactly what we face in an enemy that adheres to Islam.

In case you want to see it, here is "Fitna." I can't guarantee how long Blogger or YouTube will allow it to be seen, but the embed is here until then.


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