Friday, March 28, 2008

'In the end, the price was too high'

Liveleak has pulled Fitna from their site, due to threats of a "very serious nature". Here's what they said:
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.
This just proves that Geert Wilders was right. I won't pass judgment on Liveleak's decision, especially without knowing exactly what the nature of the threats were. Employers do have a level of responsibility for the safety of their employees.

Here it is from Google video.

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