US: Hizbolla - yes, Wilders - no

Fitna fatigue or not, when you see something like this, how can you not blog?

Network Solutions, a US company, is the host for hizbollah.org (English version here) - view whois.

Until a couple of days ago they also hosted a mostly empty page for Dutch politician and movie maker hopeful Geert Wilders, announcing his upcoming movie will be out 'soon'. However, now the site is down, while Network Solutions investigates whether this blank page is in violation of acceptable policy. Maybe you must be a registered terror group in order to host by them? Klein Verzet brings ways to contact them and complain.

There are rumors Google is also banning the site. Though I find that hard to believe, even a search for 'fitnathemovie.com' doesn't bring up the site.

Wilders is facing a court case this Friday by the Dutch Islamic Federation, asking to ban the publication of his yet non-existent film. He is considering putting it out beforehand, though he says he's not fully ready yet.

The Dutch Muslim Broadcaster is meanwhile the only public broadcaster in the Netherlands who is considering showing the film, with a debate afterwards.

Among the non-Wilders Fitna sites now proliferating, Radio Netherlands put out a site titled About Fitna the Movie, where you can see and hear how tolerant the Netherlands is in English, Arabic and Indonesian. Wilders is such a tough cookie.. the rule of law applies to everybody, and so you can't stop Wilders until he actually does something. But, since Wilders wants to treat immigrants differently, he's not democratic. A very shallow film, apparently addressed to Muslims who are not expected to understand democracy or freedom of speech.

Sources: Creeping Sharia (English), De Pers , Telegraaf (Dutch)

Update

Network Solutions is a domain registrar, and it's unclear to me what is their policy regarding registering vs. hosting.

According to the Internet Haganah site, Network Solutions used to host quite a few Hizbullah sites. Some of those sites are now hosted by other US servers.

Update 2

Network Solutions registered hizbollah.org, it does not host the site. See Network Solutions and Fitna

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Esther,

Network Solutions is both a domain registar and a hosting provider. In this case, Wilders use both services from them. Their fair use policy applies I guess only to the hosting service, but I am not sure about that.

BTW, I added you to the blogburst list.

Anonymous said...

The hypocrisy is simple to explain. No one will kill Network Solutions executives for hosting Hezbolla, but Muslims will kill them for showing a movie which says they are killers.

Alas, the so called religion of peace !

Anonymous said...

The site works if you use the 'www' in the URL.
http://www.fitnathemovie.com/

The crawling and cowering Dhimmis. It would be funny if there was no film after all, if it was just a stunt to get everybody talking.

All freedom starts with freedom of speech. If there is no freedom of speech, there will be no freedom. The Christians and Jews don't riot when somebody makes fun of Christ or Jews. People must learn to be civilized. Rioting MUST not be tolerated.

That'll be great if there's no rioting, how very mature that would be. Geert Wilders is a hero telling the painful truth. Definitely show it in Denmark ASAP.
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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
let yourself be bullied

never shoot rioting thugs
let them threaten you at will

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
appease religious wackos

even those like Nazis
NEVER point out their faults

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http://www.fitnathemovie.com/

http://haltterrorism.com/
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Anonymous said...

The second paragraph of your update is true for the registrar part, not for the webhosting part.

It would be better to distinguish between "domain name registar" and "web hosting provider".

In technical terms, a "host" is a machine on the internet. Using this term for a service provider is rather vague.

Anonymous said...

Wilders Movie Website, Network Solutions, Is Caving Into Radical Islam.

Website http://www.fitnathemovie.com/ is down: "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. Read more: http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/03/is-wilders-movie-website-network.html

Muslims Against Sharia neither endorse nor condemn "Fitna"; we have not seen the film. However, we find it disturbing that Network Solution suspended "Fitna" website while hosting a multitude of radical Islamic websites, some of which belong to (or are closely affiliated with) terrorist groups.