UPDATE: 3/31/08 - LiveLeak.com has restored "Fitna". LiveLeak is the best hosting service on the web.
statement posted on Liveleak.com concerning the movie "Fitna"
Following threats to our staff of a very serious
nature, and some ill informed reports from certain corners of the
British media that could directly lead to the harm of some of our
staff, Liveleak.com has been left with no other choice but to remove
Fitna from our servers.
This is a sad day for freedom of speech
on the net but we have to place the safety and well being of our staff
above all else. We would like to thank the thousands of people, from
all backgrounds and religions, who gave us their support. They realised
LiveLeak.com is a vehicle for many opinions and not just for the
support of one.
Perhaps there is still hope that this situation may produce a
discussion that could benefit and educate all of us as to how we can
accept one anothers culture.
We stood for what we believe in, the ability to be heard, but in the end the price was too high.