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    Re: Muslims protest 'age of mockery' as thousands descend on Google HQ

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    This shocks me. There is absolutely no reason we should ever compromise our commitment to freedom of speech and the press (as guerrilla as youtube is) because a bunch of reactionary overseas folks don't like it
    To each their own, I guess. We don't have freedom of speech in Great Britain unless their laws say we do. We don't have freedom of speech in the streets of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya -- you name the country -- we don't have it. Freedom of Speech is guaranteed to us by the U.S. Constitution in the U.S. Nowhere else. As much as we'd like to think so, we don't rule the world.
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    Re: Muslims protest 'age of mockery' as thousands descend on Google HQ

    The video isn't up. Try searching for it.

    They must have taken it down.

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    I agree, google has already demonstrated a pretty strong pro-free-speech stance and I expect it to continue. And kudos to them for it.

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    Re: Muslims protest 'age of mockery' as thousands descend on Google HQ

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    To each their own, I guess. We don't have freedom of speech in Great Britain unless their laws say we do. We don't have freedom of speech in the streets of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya -- you name the country -- we don't have it. Freedom of Speech is guaranteed to us by the U.S. Constitution in the U.S. Nowhere else. As much as we'd like to think so, we don't rule the world.
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    Re: Muslims protest 'age of mockery' as thousands descend on Google HQ

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think they should remove it. They don't enjoy freedom of speech protection throughout the world. If it offends enough people in one country that 10,000 people protest? I think it should be removed in the interests of peace.
    The only thing appeasement does is embolden the aggressors to keep going. How much are you willing to give up?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
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    Re: Muslims protest 'age of mockery' as thousands descend on Google HQ

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    The only thing appeasement does is embolden the aggressors to keep going. How much are you willing to give up?
    I don't know . . . but it just doesn't seem like it's worth the lives of 5 Americans in Great Britain . . . 10 Londoners . . . 50 . . . 100 . . . to protect the right of some guy to post up an internet movie that 10,000 people (100,000? people) find offensive enough to protest in the streets about.

    I could be wrong. But I'm guessing YouTube's going to agree with me. Wrong or not.

    Edit: I see by Grimm's post above that it looks like they already have.
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    Re: Muslims protest 'age of mockery' as thousands descend on Google HQ

    Google's going to cave...it's inevitable.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Muslims protest 'age of mockery' as thousands descend on Google HQ

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Muslims protest 'age of mockery' as thousands descend on Google HQ - Telegraph

    So the question is, does Google/You Tube continue to stand their ground, or is safety of the general public/Google employees more important than principle in this case? And how long will protests remain peaceful?




    (Mods, if Telegraph isn't a "Mainstream Media" source I apologize.)[/FONT][/COLOR]

    That kind of thing could happen here.
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    Re: Muslims protest 'age of mockery' as thousands descend on Google HQ

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The video isn't up. Try searching for it.

    They must have taken it down.
    Say what? It's still up. First three links when you search for Innocence of Muslims on Google videos.

    I'll be surprised if they take it down. Not to mention mad as hell.
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    Re: Muslims protest 'age of mockery' as thousands descend on Google HQ

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    As much as we'd like to think so, we don't rule the world.

    No harm in trying.

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    Re: Muslims protest 'age of mockery' as thousands descend on Google HQ

    Jihad.

    A textbook example of how Islam will spread.

    Google and YouTube have to be strong. They will need our support.

    We all have a stake in this fight and we must not lose or I fear this will open a floodgate of Islamist aggression around the world and certainly here in the US.

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