Geert Wilders, a Dutch right-wing politician, won’t be able to release his film on the website he picked, because it’s been shut.
Network Solutions, the US hosting service that Mr Wilders has been using to promote the film, said it was investigating complaints it received that said it may have breached guidelines on hate language.
According to Mr Wilders, the 15-minute film describes Islam as “the enemy of freedom”. It’s release has sparked angry protests in many Muslim countries as their religious beliefs are directly attacked.
Even though it has disassociated itself from Mr Wilder’s view and project, the Dutch government fears that the film will bring protests similar to those that followed the publication of the Muhammad cartoons two years ago in Denmark.
And several Muslim countries have already condemned the film, including Iran and Pakistan.
Mr Wilder’s entitled is film Fitna, an Arabic word that is used to describe strife or discord, usually religious.
On Saturday the politicain wrote a commentary in De Volkskrant, a Dutch newspaper : “The film is not so much about Muslims as about the Koran and Islam. The Islamic ideology has as its utmost goal the destruction of what is most dear to us, our freedom.”
He also said that “Fitna is the last warning for the West. The fight for freedom has only just begun.”
Network Solutions said the site was suspended until the investigation establishes wether the content of it violated the terms of acceptable use. Those terms include “material that is obscene, defamatory, libellous, unlawful, harassing, abusive… hate propaganda” and “profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature.”
Geert Wilders is currently being protected by the police, since Theo van Gogh, Dutch director, was killed by a radical Islamist in 2004.
To me this is just useless provocation from a man to thousands of others who believe. I don’t see the point of that film and I really hope nobody’s gonna get hurt because of it.