Afghanistan Blocks YouTube Over Anti-Mohammed Video

On one hand, you have to wonder if this is what we’ve fought in Afghanistan all these years to see: blocking freedom of speech. On the other hand, can you blame the government of Afghanistan? They must know that theirs is the only religion that will riot, burn, destroy, and kill over a simple video

(Telegraph) The Afghan government on Wednesday banned YouTube from the country for the first time to prevent people from watching an anti-Islam film, The Innocence of Muslims, which sparked a riot in Libya that killed the US ambassador and three other American diplomats.

“Following instructions by the ministry of information and culture, the ministry of communication has ordered all service providers to block YouTube access,” communications ministry official Aimal Marjan told AFP.

On third hand, Muslims sure seem to be touchy people.

He said the block had been ordered “until YouTube removes this abusive film”.

And you just know that YouTube will remove it. They always cave to fascists, whether they be Progressives, Warmists, or Islamists. Now, if it was a video that demeaned Christianity, there’s no way it would be removed. Partly because Google doesn’t have to worry about Christians blowing up the companies people, servers, and buildings.

The Afghan presidency earlier condemned the film as “inhuman and insulting,” calling for it not to be broadcast.

Know what else is inhuman? Blowing people up because they do not subscribe to your religion.

And this is what we’ve fought for all these years. So far the movie hasn’t been removed. And does, let’s be honest, look pretty dumb. But, is free speech here in America.

And what’s Obama doing after giving a bland statement on what happened in Libya and Egypt (and refusing to take questions)? He’s on his way to Las Vegas for a fundraiser. A complete abdication of duty. And JackM rightly points out that Team Obama used stronger language against Dinesh D’souza than against the Islamists.

More: Allahpundit wonders if there had been intelligence about a possible attack, or at least threats, leading up to yesterday’s attack. Especially considering the embassy had seen bombs go off outside previously. ANd

….one of the Marines at the consulate apparently even saw Libyan “security” taking photos of the compound beforehand.

Remember, if you’re hanging around taking pictures here in the US of a military base, power plant, government building, etc, you might be asked some pointed questions.

Why, apparently, didn’t Obama attend any of his daily intel briefings this week with the anniversary of 9/11 bearing down?

I’m sure the media will be sure to get right to asking him questions about the non-existent security at the embassy in what was just recently a war zone. Heh. Made myself laugh.

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One Response to “Afghanistan Blocks YouTube Over Anti-Mohammed Video”

  1. Gumball_Brains says:

    Hey, when did Youtube start pushing videos?

    Wouldn’t it be a “riot” (sorry for violent rhetoric) if Romney changed all government office titles to “ministry of..”

    And, i knew this would happen when Bush refused to get involved in the formation of the new governments in Iraq and Afghanistan. I’m betting in a few years, they will return to the way things were prior to Bush.

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