Website withdraws Dutch MP’s anti-Islam film after threats

[AFP] Internet site Liveleak.com says it has withdrawn anti-Islam film Fitna by far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders following threats to its staff.”Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature, and some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, Liveleak.com has been left with no other choice but to remove Fitna from our servers,” the UK-based site said in an online statement.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/03/29/2202599.htmAnti-Islamic Film Taken Offline Following Threats
LiveLeak.com said it removed the film Fitna from its servers after serious threats to its employees.Fitna, an anti-Islamic film made by Dutch politician Geert Wilders that equates Islam with violence, debuted on Thursday at Web site LiveLeak.com, only to be taken down a day later following threats to LiveLeak’s staff.LiveLeak on Friday afternoon issued a statement explaining its decision: “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, LiveLeak.com has been left with no other choice but to remove Fitna from our servers.
http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=207000505Dutch Film Against Islam Is Released on Internet
The anti-Islam Dutch politician Geert Wilders on Thursday released on the Internet his highly charged and much-anticipated anti-Koran film, which matches graphic images of terrorist attacks and death threats against Jews by Muslim extremists with verses of the Muslim holy book.The 15-minute film — titled “Fitna,” Arabic for civil strife — features news images of beheadings, violence against women in the Islamic world, anti-Semitic tirades by imams and the aftermath of terrorist attacks in New York and Madrid, including the charred remains of some victims.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/28/world/europe/28dutch.htmlBritain drawn into controversy over anti-Islam video by Geert Wilders
Britain was dragged into the controversy over an anti-Islam film made by a far-Right Dutch MP after Iran condemned its appearance on a UK-based video-sharing website today.”This heinous measure by a Dutch lawmaker and a British establishment… is indicative of the continuation of the evilness and deep vengeance such Western nationals have against Islam and Muslims,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said.Mohammad Ali Hosseini, called on the Dutch, British and other EU governments to block any further showing of “this blasphemous, anti-Islamic and anti-cultural film”.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article3640828.ece

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