Pakistan bans YouTube nationwide due to … trailer for Wilders’s anti-Islam movie?

posted at 2:57 pm on February 24, 2008 by Allahpundit

Yeah, that movie. The one that’s going to get him killed. The Pakistani version of the FCC decided it was too hot for Islamabad or anywhere else — which it probably is — so they pulled the plug on the entire site, a practice they’ve already followed with regard to the Mohammed cartoons. Don’t expect last week’s election results to change this, either. Musharraf may be inching towards the exit (with the encouragement of several U.S. senators) but Bhutto’s party’s stance towards the jihad turns out to be a trace more nuanced now that they’re in power than it was when she was alive and campaigning. They need popular support and a bloody counterinsurgency in the tribal areas isn’t apt to generate that. So we’re back to “truces.” What could go wrong?

Here’s what I think is the trailer that brought down the YouTube empire.


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Awesome! Now if only one would get Youtube to purge all pro-Islamic clips from their archives…

infidelpride on February 24, 2008 at 3:07 PM

That’s not the trailer.

Robert Spencer went over this recently:

I’ve been informed that that is not the actual trailer for the Wilders film, and that no such trailer yet exists.

SpencerFan on February 24, 2008 at 3:08 PM

I see no vid?

bbz123 on February 24, 2008 at 3:09 PM

Probably the right thing to do since most muslims look for any excuse to loose their perpetual offended minds and lop someone head off.

Kini on February 24, 2008 at 3:11 PM

That video seems pretty tame.

BadgerHawk on February 24, 2008 at 3:11 PM

I say let them riot so more and more people can see the real religion of peace.

SouthernGent on February 24, 2008 at 3:14 PM

I say let them riot so more and more people can see the real religion of peace.

SouthernGent on February 24, 2008 at 3:14 PM

If people haven’t acknowledged it by now, they probably never will.

Pent. on February 24, 2008 at 3:18 PM

Falafel, anyone?

Kini on February 24, 2008 at 3:20 PM

I mean, there’s plenty of vids on YouTube that would definetly p-off Muslims…but this was the last straw?

JetBoy on February 24, 2008 at 3:25 PM

Falafel, anyone?

Kini on February 24, 2008 at 3:20 PM

ha ha, You almost made me spew my humis!

TheSitRep on February 24, 2008 at 3:34 PM

awesome.the truth about islam and its threat to the West. none of that rop crap.

God Bless Geert!

ps: thanks 4 da linkage.

reliapundit on February 24, 2008 at 3:35 PM

I just find the idea of Youtube being censored, ironic.

Iblis on February 24, 2008 at 3:48 PM

Pent. on February 24, 2008 at 3:18 PM

Agreed, its like feeding Falafel to the pig!

dmann on February 24, 2008 at 4:37 PM

Muslims don’t even need to be violent to take over Europe and eventually America, because they unlike the West aren’t contracepting and aborting their children. The birthrate in Europe in below the replacement rate, except for Muslims. Italy has even offered financial incentives for woman not to abort their children. This has also been mentioned by Mark Steyn as an issue of demographics.

From Article:
One reason why the latest initiative has gathered support is that it addresses Italy’s failure to produce enough children. In 2003 the fertility rate – the number of children per woman of childbearing age – was only 1.27, one of the lowest in the world. A slight increase in recent years has been due to immigrant mothers.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/dec/02/italy.topstories3

Irenaeus on February 24, 2008 at 4:45 PM

it seems that most of this video (with the exception of the Wilders interview) comes from the film by Quixotic media “Islam: What the west needs to know”

rslancer14 on February 24, 2008 at 4:53 PM

Remaining ignorant about Islam is the first precept of Islam.

Concerning the temporal and imperfect ohe origins of the “eternal” and “perfect” Koran, primarily.

Ignorance is bliss and strength to Mohammedans.

profitsbeard on February 24, 2008 at 5:11 PM

Ignorance is bliss and strength to Mohammedans.

profitsbeard on February 24, 2008 at 5:11 PM

True, but not exclusive to them. Our electorate comes to mind, as a timely example. Europeans, also…Venezuelans…

Shouldn’t this story be front-page on the NYT and all other major papers of record?

Entelechy on February 24, 2008 at 5:47 PM

If people haven’t acknowledged it by now, they probably never will.

They will when they find it directly impinging on their lives. If I didn’t read the paper, watch television news and use the internet I wouldn’t have a clue that anything was going on.

aengus on February 24, 2008 at 6:09 PM

Isn’t blocking YouTube like using that Dutch boy’s finger on a sieve?

Bacchus on February 24, 2008 at 6:10 PM

A 10-minute movie needs a trailer?

flipflop on February 24, 2008 at 6:25 PM

Why would they ban Youtube..? Youtube is the Islamofascist’s best friend.

amkun on February 25, 2008 at 2:17 AM