Self-Imposed Dhimmitude: Youtube And Vimeo Delete Video For Telling The Truth About Islam’s “Prophet” And His Child Bride
Qur’an Sura 33:21, “Indeed in Allah’s Messenger (Mohammad) you have an excellent example to follow for him who hopes in (meeting with) Allah and the Last Day …”
By M. A. Khan, Islam Watch – “Those, who are aware of the newly-released movie, ‘Aisha and Muhammad‘, by producer Imran Firasat should already know that Youtube stood in constant and firm vigilance with an iron-whip in hand to strike down any attempt to promote the movie on its website.
Youtube deactivated the first link of the movie within one-and-a-half hours of activation. The second link was deactivated faster that the first. That’s how youtube dealt with Imran Firasat’s movie.
What baflles us most is the fact that youtube fought hard a legal battle to keep the rather shoddily made video, ‘The Innocence of Muslims’, after one of it actresses, following death-threat from Muslims, initiated a legal proceeding against Youtube after it rejected her request to remove the video on the ground of defending freedom of expression. The protracted legal battle ran on for nearly a year, and in the final court verdict, youtube lost the case a few months ago, and regretfully deleted the video, terming it a bad day for freedom of expression.
Compared to ‘The Innocence of Muslims’, ‘Aisha and Muhammad’ is much more serious movie based on a much better-researched and better-written story setting with the critical elements of the movie fortified by accompaying references from original and respectable Islamic sources. Moreover, the story in the movie, which is rather grossly and lewedly described in Islamic sources, is presented in a very measured and restrained manner in this movie.
Having advised Imran Firasat on the production of the movie whenever he sought guidance, and seen it multiple times, I am firmly certain that Muslims will never protest, let alone engage in violence, over a movie like this, since it is based on the normative Islamic narratives of the past 14 hundred years. And so far, although various Islamic organizations are talking about insults of the prophet in the movie, are not calling upon the willing followers of Islam to take to the street in protest against it.
Amidst youtube’s resolute censorship of the movie, which has severely limited its reach to the viewers, now vimeo.com, which runs on a paid service platform, has also deleted the movie without any prior consultation with Imran Firasat, despite the fact that he paid for hosting the video on vimeo.com. Only after deleting the movie, they sent him an email to inform about the deletion…
The ground for vimeo.com’s removal of the movie is that it either ‘harass, incite hatred or depict excessive violence’. Those, who have watched the movie, will clearly know that neither vimeo.com or Muslims will be able to show anything in the movie that ‘harass’ anybody, ‘incite hatred’ against anybody or any community, or ‘depict excessive violence’.
To be noted that LiveLeak and DailyMotion also deleted all the trailers of the movie that Imran Firasat had posted in those sites.” Read more.
Flashback: Examples Of Mohammed’s “Excellent Example”
- Turkey: More Than 500,000 Child Brides In The Last Ten Years
- Iraq Approves Draft Law Allowing Marriage Of Nine-Year-Old Girls
- UK: Muslim Clerics All Across The Country Condone Child Marriage
- Saudi Arabia: Cleric Issues New Fatwa Defending Pedophilia as ‘Marriage’
- Bangladesh: Islamist Leader Threatens Jihad If Child Marriages Are Banned
- Iran: Hundreds Of Children Under 10-Years Of Age Are Forced Into Marriage
- Afghanistan Rejects Ban On Pedophilia Because It Would ‘Violate Islamic Principles’
- UK: ‘Alarming Number’ Of Muslim Girls As Young As Nine Years Old Forced Into Marriage
- Nigeria: Imam: Underage Marriage A Muslim Right, Demands Respect For Muslim Sensibilities
- Serial: Islamist Whitewasher Reza Aslan Caught Lying Again, This Time About The Age Of His Prophet’s Child Bride