Deja vu anyone? Remember Fitna where Muslim extremists, terrorists, went on a rampage with violent riots because of a film? Remember how YouTube removed the film? Remember how Liveleaks had to remove the film due to threats to their staff, then tightened security and released it again?
The reason many of us showed the Fitna film is because of a protected right called free speech, where threats and intimidation backfire and when attacks against free speech occur, Americans stand up and fight for their constitutional rights.
Well here we are again, fighting for free speech, even idiotic free speech, because it is one of our rights and no one, including the Obama administration has the right to violate that right.
Yet, they are attempting to do the same thing again with the Mohammed Movie Trailer "Innocence of Muslims".
Via LA Times, H/T The Right Sphere:
In a sign of the tensions the movie has sparked, Los Angeles County officials said the U.S. State Department had asked them not to release copies of the film permits containing information about who organized the shoot. Obama administration officials also flagged the trailer to YouTube and asked the company to review whether it violated the website's terms of service.
Once again the Obama administration attacks free speech with more verve than he demands justice for the murders of a U.S.Ambassador and three other Americans and for the attacks against our embassies across the world.
Via Brandon Kiser at The Right Sphere, linked above:
That’s right, the Obama administration is actively trying to limit these people’s freedom of speech – despite the fact they did nothing wrong other than make a detestable movie. Which, since Adam Sandler isn’t jail, is clearly not illegal.
It is not these filmmakers’ faults the people of the Middle East are rioting and it is not their fault good men and women were killed abroad. No, it’s the fault of the cretins who woke up one morning and decided they were going to kill someone that day. Removing the detestable film from YouTube does nothing to rid these people of their even more vile morality.
It is bad enough that Americans are watching their embassies across the world being attacked, our citizens murdered. It is bad enough that the Obama administration offered apologies to our attackers and condemned free speech, publicly on the U.S. Embassy of Cairo website, then covered it up by simply removing the press release page (screen shot saved before they removed it). It is bad enough Obama's tepid response embarrassed Americans and that he humiliated himself with his actions since.
But now Obama wants to rub salt in the open wound and violate our constitutionally protected free speech rights?
Who's side is he on anyway?
[Update] Via LA Times: (New Post on YouTubes prior ruling here)
Earlier in the week, YouTube said it found that the video was "clearly within" its guidelines, which bar sexually explicit content, gratuitous violence, hate speech and what it termed "bad stuff" such as animal abuse, under-age drinking and bomb-making.
Sharia Vs The Constitution