Anti-Islamic Film Taken Offline Following Threats
March 28th, 2008

InformationWeek reports that the anti-Islamic film Fitna, made by Dutch politician Geert Wilders is taken down a day later following threats to LiveLeak‘s staff.

LiveLeak states:“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 and religions, who gave us their support. They realized 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 another’s culture. We stood for what we believe in, the ability to be heard, but in the end the price was too high”.

In the day that Fitna played, it was viewed over 420,000 times. More than 280 comments were posted on LiveLeak.com. And many chose to reply through countervideos, which are still online.

also read LiveLeaks stance on the issue of freedom of speech.

read more in InformationWeek, March 28


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