The domain registry of Dutch politician Gert Wilders, who is set to release a new movie critical of Islam, Fitna, has been frozen, in effect silencing an internet voice and stifling his ability to get his film and his ideas to the world. Selwyn Duke brings us this news.
...now the domain links to a Network Solutions page with the following message:
This site has been suspended while Network Solutions is investigating whether the site's content is in violation of the Network Solutions Acceptable Use Policy. Network Solutions has received a number of complaints regarding this site that are under investigation. For more information about Network Solutions Acceptable Use Policy visit the following URL: http://www.networksolutions.com/legal/aup.jsp
This is another example of Western capitulation in the face of Islamist threats and intimidation and the censorship of politically incorrect views. Moreover, it's an example of how easily speech can be stifled on the Web
Selwyn warned AT readers of the dangers to free speech on the web just two months ago.
Network Solutions in effect controls the entire internet through its allocation of domain registries. The world should give very close scrutiny to its investigation, which must be speedy, and reported fully to Wilders and the world. The legitimacy of Domain Solutions is on trial here.