Fitna website taken offline

The website set up by Geert Wilders’ to host his anti-Koran movie, Fitna, has been suspended by its American hosts Network Solutions.

All that remains on the site is this message:

This site has been suspended while Network Solutions is investigating whether the site’s content is in violation of the Network Solutions Acceptable Use Policy. Network Solutions has received a number of complaints regarding this site that are under investigation. For more information about Network Solutions Acceptable Use Policy visit the following URL: http://www.networksolutions.com/legal/aup.jsp

It is surprising that the investigation should be so complex and time consuming that it was necessary to close the site. It consisted of a single page containing a picture of a Koran, and the words “Geert Wilders presents Fitna. Coming soon”.

Perhaps the complaints were very strongly worded?

(Thanks to Marc)


8 Responses to “Fitna website taken offline”

  1. marc draco says:

    Phwoooooosh. See that – that was freedom of speech blowing off into the sunset.

  2. marc draco says:

    @Chris: that’s not Geert’s website. I think that’s a copy.

  3. sean says:

    Nice bit of instant folding, Network Solutions!

  4. Chris Hall says:

    “@Chris: that’s not Geert’s website. I think that’s a copy.”

    No, that wasn’t what I meant – that .co.uk website says that Fitna isn’t a real film but the whole thing in an April Fool’s joke.

    But now I see that from Geert’d blog that this site is a also a joke :-)

  5. Scaryduck says:

    Dutch Muslim broadcaster offers to air Fitna, Wilders refuses:

    http://blogs.rnw.nl/medianetwork/dutch-muslim-broadcaster-offers-to-air-anti-quran-film

    I suppose we’ve got to be prepared for the fact that Wilders is doing this as a huge, huge wind-up.

  6. marc draco says:

    Dunno if he needs to do it as a wind up – although that’s possible ScaryDuck. I’ve seen him on Youtube talking about the Koran (Qu’ran, whatever!) and he’s pretty outspoken about it and Mo. I doubt he could offend more Muslims if he tried. I’m amazed they haven’t issued a fatwank against him already in fact.