Obama Administration Asks YouTube to Remove Mohammed Film

The current source for this is Deadline Hollywood, which is considered a serious industry blog, if true it would mean that the Obama Administration is stepping over the censorship line.

The Obama administration, meanwhile, has also asked YouTube to take another look at the video to determine whether it violates site content guidelines, although YouTube earlier this week reported that the video was within those guidelines.

The reason why this is plausible is that this kind of niggling legalism is all too typical of the Obamanoids. Rather than asking YouTube to take it down, they suggested that YouTube find a reason within the site guidelines to take it down.

If this actually happened, then the precedent is troubling. This isn’t quite an order by the government to remove the trailer, but it’s a strong hint that it should be removed. And it is not the business of the government to tell private companies what content they should be displaying.

Had the Bush Administration asked YouTube to remove clips from a movie depicting Bush’s assassination, the outrage would have been tremendous. When Ari Fleischer merely suggested that entertainers should watch watch what they say, the media reacted as if there had been a proposal made to lock them all up.

But how much outrage will there be over the government pressing a company to censor private material, not to mention law enforcement investigating the production of that material as a crime.

  • Indioviejo

    It would not surprise me to learn that the Obama administration has stepped over the line and intimidated YouTube into censorship. He is after all the leader of a pack of Alinskyites and Marxist, who has stepped around the Constitution as much as possible and appointed Communist Tsars to handle his dirty work. What bothers me is the ease with which he has gotten away with it all.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      This already is intimidation into censorship.

  • Chris

    Submitting such a film in the present climate shows a very immature attitude, in keeping with its drug addicted maker. Discretion is the better part of valour. If they had any brains they would have remembered the furore that erupted over the Danish cartoon and not try to stir up another hornet's nest. People who don't think of the consequences of criticising fanatical religionists (any brand) are like toddlers with grenades.

    • aloyicious

      So you blame the filmmaker instead of the people in charge of the toddler with the grenades – OK then…

    • pagegl

      People who kowtow to fanatical religionists are people who would rather live in any tyrannical society rather than try to protect their freedom.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      I assume you feel the same way about anyone who makes controversial statements that don't relate to Islam?

    • Sparky132

      The world has been doing despicable things to and about Jesus Christ for ever and you don't see us throwing bombs, killing each other, starting fires etc. Those people over there are just nuts. If their "guy" is the supreme guy, then take the abuse and move on. Just because others are abusive about Jesus doesn't reduce that fact that He is The Way, The Truth and THE LIGHT. The true God is not mocked, No need to get stupid and do stupid things just because someone says something that you don't like.

  • oldtimer

    He lies again. Didn't he just say in his worthless(now even more worthless) speech, he supported the first ammendment right of free speech?

  • Steeloak

    Nice little website you got there. You Tube, has a nice ring to it. It would be a shame if anything bad would happen to it. Posting videos like this Mohammed stuff – never know when someone might take offense to stuff like that and do something bad to ya. Probably better if you took it down – better to avoid trouble you don't need – Right?

    • Looking4Sanity

      "Probably better if you took it down – "

      After careful consideration, I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you on that one point. I believe we should encourage and support anyone brave enough and willing to speak the truth about Islam. After all, hasn't it been said that "silence implies consent"?

      I realize that that comment may have been made tongue-in-cheek for emphasis. My fear is that some literal-minded drones might take it seriously.

  • Cuthbert

    In a war with a mob of superstitious children, use their weaknesses. If the Islamists are upset about a movie, and the way we keep dropping bombs on Al Qaeda leaders' heads, then drop more bombs, but cover the bombs in pigskins and make that known. Make it clear that no nonsense will be tolerated. We will not censor YouTube, we will not follow Sharia and we will use their superstitious terror of being 'unclean' to crush their ambition to pull the world back into the dark ages of Islamism as practiced by the Saudis and Iranians and their servants. Coat bullets in pig fat. Pour pig blood into the graves of all dead Islamist terrorists. They will scream bloody murder. But they will run away and stop fighting because they are craven superstitious children.

    • AHMED

      NO ONE IGNORANT THAN YOU PEOPLE,YOU DONT KNOW ANY THING ABOUT ISLAM,ISLAM IS ONLY ONE RELIGION WHICH IS SPREADING VERY FAST IN THE WORLD.WHY IT IS SPREADING SO FAST IF IT IS A FALSE RELIGION. YOU ONLY SEE ISLAM AS TERRORISM.ITS THE MATTER OF FAITH WE LOVE OUR PROPHET MORE THAN OUR LIFE.BUT YOU UNFAITHFUL PEOPLE CANT IMAGINE IT.READ THE ISLAM IN DEPTH AND SEE HOW HUMANITY WAS IN DARKNESS AND ISLAM GIVE US THE AWARENESS ABOUT OUR BEINGS..YOU PEOPLE ONLY KNOW HOW TO KILL INNOCENT MUSLIMS CHILDRENS AND WOMEN YOU DONT KNOW HOW TO LOVE ANY ONE.YOU ONLY KNOW HOW TO HATE AND BELONGS TO AN UNFAITHFUL SOCIETY,IF YOU BELONGS TO A GOOD FAMILY YOU PEAOPLE MUST HAVE MANNERS WHICH YOU HAVE NOT AT ALL.YOU ONLY WANT TO RUIN THE FACE OF ISLAM AND WANT TO KILL ALL THE MUSLIMS IN THIS WORLD BUT YOU CANT ITS IMPOSIBLE TO KILL ALL THE MUSLIMS,BCOSE WE HAVE THE POWER OF LOVE.WE ALWAYS LOVE THOSE WHO LOVE US.

      • Cuthbert

        Capital letters are YELLING. Stop yelling. I spoke of killing terrorists and you say that is an attack on women and children and little puppy dogs. Your reply is delusional Clean up your mess. Islam is an aggressive religion which has invaded many countries using military action, terrorism and intimidation. It is not a religion of love and peace. None of the religions are. Terrorists control Islam now and fools in the western powers are assisting them (the so-called 'Arab Spring' that replaced secular dictators with Muslim Brotherhood thugs). Stop terrorism and the West will stop having to defend itself against your 'love'.

      • Guest

        Jesus Christ said“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." So then, loving only those who love you amounts to nothing and solves nothing.

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  • pagegl

    If the military were able to handle the Islamic fanatics the same way Black Jack Pershing did back in the early 1900s we might be able to stop the stupidity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002830936475 Frank Jones

    Everyone should download the movie and repost it on Youtube.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002830936475 Frank Jones

    Everybody should download the movie from youtube and repost it.

  • Christopher Enoch

    Obama is a biased hypocrite. THOUSANDS of movies defame Christians and take the Lord's name in vain and he says absolutely nothing about that. But one movie offends Islam and he orders it to be removed.And Obama calls himself a Christian! He is a LIAR

    • ahmed

      he has manners and you people have not

      • Guest

        So he's a polite liar with good manners, and that's somehow impressive or admireable?

  • David

    U.S. Constitution section.9. Habeas Corpus. Obama is trying to surgically cause a thought police department of the world. People we should all stand up against this. email the white house,call your local media,potest in the streets not like the Muslims, Contact all the media,get on the web contact people telling them of this, and so forth get it out! The Bill Of Rights Amendment 1. the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances! Obama is an representative of we the people. Read your contitution people. This are rights not privileges for persons to think of whom can get them!

  • FFFF

    Jews are DEVIL

  • seasound101

    youtube will have to drop the movie at some point of time. Several Muslim countries blocked youtube and the list of these countries is increasing. Plus the this movies against the Prophet Muhammad is not bridging any gaps btw people around the world. Google and Youtube also looks like to be on the extreme side of things right now.

  • Andy

    The link you posted doesn’t have the quote you mentioned. Please provide the correct link.

  • Guest

    #4 of your guidelines for posts, states that threats are treated seriously? Maybe you should take a look at Mr Steeloak's comment above, and see if it doesn't fit the definition of a threat. As immature and without reason as Muslim fanatics might be, they are still as dangerous as any mentally unstable person.