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Fighting jihad at YouTube

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By Michelle Malkin  •  October 6, 2006 11:40 AM

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If you’ve had an anti-jihad video pulled from YouTube, feel free to sport the badge on your site (thanks to AllahPundit).

I like the Jawa Report’s take on a new YouTube logo, too (credit Ragnar). Welcome to AllahTube:

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That one’s very appropriate given today’s piece in the NYTimes on the proliferation of jihadi propaganda on YouTube–at the same time anti-jihad videos are being yanked and conservative videos flagged as “inappropriate.” While YouTube has removed a few of the terrorist videos from its site, many more remain:

In recent weeks, YouTube has removed dozens of the videos from its archives and suspended the accounts of some users who have posted them, a reaction, it said, to complaints from other users.

More than four dozen videos of combat in Iraq viewed by The New York Times have been removed in recent days, many after The Times began inquiries.

But many others remain, some labeled in Arabic, making them difficult for American users to search for. In addition, new videos, often with the same material that had been deleted elsewhere, are added daily…

…Some of the videos are obvious propaganda, with Arabic subtitles and accompanying music, while others simply have scenes without sound or graphics. They appear to be real, though the results of attacks are not always clear.

One frequently posted video shows individual photographs of several hundred American soldiers allegedly killed by a Baghdad sniper referred to as Juba. But a television news report from the German weekly Der Spiegel that also has been posted on the video sites shows an interview with one American soldier whom the insurgent group claimed to have killed but whose protective vest stopped the sniper’s bullet.

Since our first video letter on the subject two days ago, the conservative YouTube group membership has nearly doubled. A strange glitch on YouTube is preventing me from accepting hundreds and hundreds of pending members. So if you haven’t been approved yet, just hold on. (Our public YT channel is here.)

We’ve got a new salvo up on YouTube this morning urging anti-jihad and conservative users to stay on the battlefield. Instead of boycotting the site, we need to stay and fight. We need all the help we can get flagging the propaganda of the jihadis and their sympathizers–and posting (and re-posting) our counterattacks. (We’d gladly welcome liberal YT users to our cause, but they’re all too busy posting BDS clips to combat cyberjihad.) Click to watch:


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More here. As promised, Bryan Preston and I tried to upload my “inappropriate” banned video, “First, They Came,” back onto YouTube this morning. No luck. But we found a version of it uploaded by someone else that hasn’t been flagged or yanked yet. Quick, watch it before it disappears:

Members of the conservative YouTube group will be re-posting the video if it gets yanked again. If you want to try, just download it here (.wmv file) and upload at YT. Let us know the results.


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Thanks to blip.tv and IFilm for contacting us and letting us know we have standing offers to post at their sites without concerns about overzealous, p.c. policing. We’ll stay in touch.

Lookee here: Google considering buying out YouTube.

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