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Saturday, 29 March 2008

Religious threats lead to self-censorship as Wilders film is dropped

London-based LiveLeak, which has been hosting the anti-Islam film Fitna, released this week by the Dutch politician Geert Wilders, has now dropped the movie, citing "threats to its staff", according to a story on CNN's website.

" said in a statement Friday that it decided to remove the film a day after it was posted 'following threats to our staff of a very serious nature'," says the story. See our earlier report here.

Instead of the video linked to in our earlier story, there are a series of captions forming LiveLeak's statement, in which it says it's a "sad day for freedom of speech".

Again, religious threats decide what we are allowed to watch. You'll be pleased to know that it's still available on YouTube – or just click the arrow below.

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