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That anti-Islam film getting all the attention

by Brad A. Greenberg

March 28, 2008 | 7:49 pm

Geert Wilders’ new film, “Fitna,” has been getting a lot of attention. A former Malaysian diplomat said the film, which is highly critical of Islam, would make the rioting and violence sparked by the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad look like a “picnic.”

The film was originally posted at LiveLeak today but was taken down after 3 million views and a lot of threats.

In place of the video Friday afternoon, a brief and poignant message appears on-screen: “Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature…. LiveLeak has been left with no choice but to remove Fitna from our servers.

“This is a sad day for freedom of speech on the net…. We would like to thank the thousands of people from all backgrounds and religions who gave us their support.”

GoogleVideo still has a 17-minute clip from “Fitna.” Many images are very, very disturbing—from the physical brutality of a beheading to the rhetorical venom of a 3-year-old girl who says Allah told her Jews are pigs and apes—and some resemble segments of “The Path to the Final Solution.” Fortunately, most Muslim Americans shy away from such extremist attitudes. Most.

(Hat tip: Bloggish)

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