Friday, March 28, 2008

Liveleak Caves to Muslim Intimidation

One day after hosting Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders' anti-Islam film Fitna, Anglo-American web video hosting service Liveleak has bowed to threats to their staff, completely validating Wilders' thesis that Islam is a religion of violence and pulled the controversial film.

Here is Liveleak's statement, posted on their front page:
Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature, and some ill informed reports from certain corners of the British media that could directly lead to the harm of some of our staff, 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 and religions, who gave us their support. They realised 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 we believe in, the ability to be heard, but in the end the price was too high.