Fitna back on the net

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LiveLeak website said it has taken the necessary security measures to protect its staff.

1 April 2008

NETHERLANDS - The anti-Islam film Fitna, made by the populist Dutch MP Geert Wilders, is back online. The LiveLeak website, which removed the film three days ago after threats to its staff, said it has taken the necessary security measures to protect them.

On Monday, Wilders said he would change parts of the film in order to avoid legal procedures. In particular, the Danish cartoon portraying the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb in his turban will be removed. The cartoonist Kurt Westergaard had protested, saying he had not given Wilders permission to use it.

Wilders will also replace the picture of the Dutch-Moroccan rapper Salah Edin with a photograph of Mohammed Bouyeri, the killer of Dutch producer Theo van Gogh. Bouyeri and Edin look similar and the photograph of the rapper was used by mistake.

[Copyright Radio Netherlands 2008]

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