On 10 January we posted a link to a documentary about Islam. This was an academic documentary, no cartoons nor insults. This morning we received the following message from Sagunto, our Dutch friend who had posted the original video at Youtube:
Censorship-alert! This morning I received several messages from the YouTube "service-team" which stated that the video's featuring the docu: Islam, what the West needs to know (with my Dutch subtitles) were removed from my account, due to "inappropriate content" after they were being flagged by some users. You at BJ provided a link to the vid's (thnx for that), but alas, it will be out of order from this day on :-(
De onderstaande video is om zijn ongepaste aard verwijderd nadat deze door leden van de YouTube-community is gemarkeerd en door YouTube-personeel is beoordeeld.
# pt 1/12 - Islam, what the West needs to Know Dutch-subs HQ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P7Y_moX1V0 .."
I've sent them the following reply, but sofar they didn't respond:
Dear people @ Youtube,
Today I received several messages about the hugely popular documentary "Islam, what the West needs to know", which was apparently removed from my account due to inappropriate content (I have to translate here from the message in Dutch which stated: "ongepast materiaal").
The documentary is almost exclusively based on well known Islamic sources themselves, so you might understand that I'm rather curious as to the reasons why these vid's were removed and what exactly was considered offensive or inappropriate material. Do the people at YouTube consider the Koran/Hadith to be offensive? I think the 44.000 people who saw this documentary would be well served if they knew the reasons behind this decision. I'd like to hear from you.
Truly, if every piece of information which is deemed “offensive” by Muslims is removed the lights will soon be turned off in Europe.