Fight google/youtube censorship against “offensive” atheists - watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePXxVCOWEQM
and don’t forget to sign the petition against sharia law if you are British.
Pat Condell supported the petition against Sharia law in the UK with his video Welcome to Saudi Britain.
As a result of his usual brave and dignified stand in favour of freedom of speech his video has been removed.
He merely criticised the Saudi-based Islamisation of the UK. He did not incite violence nor hatred of Muslims.
The email I received from Pat said this:
patcondell has sent you a message on YouTube:
My video has been removed
Just got this from dhimmitube:
The following video(s) from your account have been disabled for violating the YouTube Community Guidelines:
•Welcome to Saudi Britain - (patcondell)
Your account has received one Community Guidelines warning sanction, which will expire in six months. Additional violations may result in the temporary disabling of your ability to post content to YouTube and/or the termination of your account.
I want to ask you to do two things:
1. Continue to sign the petition to stop Sharia law gaining more ground in the UK - do this in honour of Pat Condell.
“WE THE UNDERSIGNED PETITION THE PRIME MINISTER TO STOP ISLAMIC SHARIA LAW BEING USED IN GREAT BRITAIN.”
Deadline 4th October 2008.
2. Leave a comment below that demands Pat’s video Welcome to Saudi Britain be reinstated immediately - do this in honour of our greatest possession, freedom of speech, something that we will allow to slip a little more from our grasp if we do not do all we can to support Pat Condell in this instance.
I for one will cease to use Google as my search engine if YouTube (owned by Google) does not reinstate Pat’s video within the next 7 days.
Use your voice on this video to persuade YouTube to overturn this lamentable decision.
We do not live in Saudi Arabia. We do not adhere to Islamic rules about non-criticism of Islam. We are free to criticise Islam. If Pat Condell’s video is not reinstated, I will do all I can to peacefully but firmly fight YouTube and encourage as many people as possible to cease using their products for the foreseeable future.
My question to you is this:
If a voice as humorous and high profile as Pat Condell’s can be silenced when asking people to sign a legal petition, who’s going to hear our voices, we little people?
I don’t consider myself one of the “little people” (just one of the “sane” ones) but I do agree with the cause: watch
and take part in stoping youtubes/google totalitarian ambitions of censorship.
Keepvid.com offers a useful service to download videos you expect will be censored soon: let’s remember it and use it.