Friday, March 28, 2008

Live Leak Faces Death, and Faints

UPDATE: Live Leak Lives

Live Leak, the original host of Geer Wilders' film, Fitna, has removed the film from its site and posted the following notice:
The Removal of “Fitna”
Official LiveLeak statement

Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature, and some ill informed comments from certain members of the 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 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 another’s culture.

We stood for what we believe in, the ability to be heard, but in the end the price was too high.
No doubt a business has to take into consideration many factors when deciding how far it can put the lives of its employees' and investors' on the line for free speech, when faced with the kind of thuggery which some disciples of Mohammed consider the epitome of the defense of the sacred. But the internet is probably beyond the control of any criminal gang. And as long as free Western societies exist with people willing to defend them, I imagine Fitna will still be found somewhere on the net. Here are some at present:

Bivouac-ID (French subtitles)
Daily Motion (must register to see "inappropriate material")

Google video
Isohunt (links to torrent sites)
Rapid Share (flv format)

Rapid Share (wmv format)
The Pirate Bay (bit torrent)
Common Sense Against Islam
YouTube(requires registration)
Dust My Broom

HT:Gates of Vienna and Infidel Bloggers Alliance (and VV)
Check these sites for more links...


Dag said...

Now, that's an apology!

And a stellar head-line.

Vancouver visitor said...

The film is also available from Dust My Broom.

Dag said...

This situation is changing by the hour, and I haven't dusted my crystal ball to see what's ahead for us. One thing is clear, that we won't be putting Fitna back in the bottle. It's out there now like an evil djinn, and Muslims have to cope with it as they will.

At the risk of pedantry, fitna refers to religious civil war in the ummah. We won't likely see that over this film. I suspect we'll see instead a glee at each and every atrocity committed against us by Muslims with this film as catalyst.

However, the situation changes by the hour, and I have no idea how it'll turn out. I do look forward to Fitna as a mere preview of our glorious future as rulers of a new and harshly divided world.