The chairman of the organisation VNO-NCW, Bernard Wientjes, has said in an interview that any cost (loss of revenue) due to the publication of “Fitna the movie” should be paid by Geert Wilders. He actually is going to look into this and see if this is possible.
Another message on the LiveLeak website:
Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature, and some ill informed reports from certain corners of the British media that could directly lead to the harm of some of our staff, Liveleak.com has been left with no other choice but to remove Fitna from our servers.
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Perhaps there is still hope that this situation may produce a discussion that could benefit and educate all of us as to how we can accept one anothers culture.
We stood for what we believe in, the ability to be heard, but in the end the price was too high.
Very disturbing, I didn’t think this could happen.
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Somebody is pissed off!