Allahpundit and Lawhawk note that Liveleak has restored “Fitna.” It’s symbolically a good move, but 1) They shouldn’t have taken it down in the first place and 2) thanks to the proliferation of video-sharing sites and the ubiquity of Torrent downloads, the restoration of the video on their site is sort of moot.
When the movie was released last week, I snorted at reports that Muslims were showing “restraint.” My snort-age was well-deserved, of course. Because “restraint” has given way to…new death threats. Natch. Goodbye, March Madness. Hello, April fires:
Outcry over a Dutch politician’s anti-Islam film continued Monday, with hard-line Muslims in Indonesia calling for the man’s death.
A group of about 40 demonstrators from the Islamic Defenders Front gathered outside the Dutch Embassy in Jakarta, some of them carrying placards saying “Kill Geert Wilders,” the film’s creator.
“It is a great insult to all Muslims,” said the group’s spokesman Soleh Mahmud, who admitted he has not seen the film but was outraged nonetheless.
“The Dutch government must arrest him. Wilders must be killed because he has declared war on Muslims.”
In neighbouring Malaysia, the Foreign Ministry described the film as disrespectful and insensitive, while the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party has sent a note to the Dutch Embassy, saying the movie would “invite vengeance” from Muslims if was not retracted.
The party urged Muslims “all over the world” to boycott Dutch products in protest, echoing a similar call by former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad this weekend.
“We hope the protests by Muslims all around the world can be taken as our disapproval against any insult and attempts to deceive the world of the true picture of Islam,” the party’s youth leader, Salahuddin Ayub, said in a statement.
Just search Yahoo! News photos for “Wilders” for your gallery of effigy-burning rage boys.
It’s always something, isn’t it?
Meanwhile, where’s the Muslim outrage over this?
Allahpundit: “The only line left to cross is a cartoon series showing them how to build their own bombs. Either that or a “Land of the Lost” remake where “Cha-Ka” beheads infidels willy nilly.”