*Warning: Extremely Offensive Material*
Since putting a "fatwa" on my head seems to be in vogue, I'm banking on getting my face on the cover of "GQ". Get lost, Jude Law.
Sure, following the massive influx of violent threats, I could have opted to remove the most recent video. Everyone else (YouTube officials, in particular) seem to be kowtowing to these crazy Islamic cyber-fear-mongers. I'd rather be keel-hauled.
With this post I'm hoping to finally expose and open a discussion (the term "brainstorm" might be more appropriate) on how to deal with cyber-terrorism. No, I'm not talking about the dramatic, "hack into the Federal Governments computers (a la Mafiaboy) and destroy the system" type of cyber-terrorism, but rather the type of online intimidation that occurs in our living rooms every day, making us afraid to speak out.
God forbid you insinuate the religion of Islam is anything short of peaceful. It only results in responses such as these:
"DEATH WILL FIND YOU NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE EVEN IF YOUR ON THE MOON WITH WALLS BUILD UP HIGH DEATH WILL STILL COME AND FIND YOU"
"ur a freaken racist pig... otherwise u wouldnt be making any sarcastic remarks...u just got the worst reputation amoungst muslims that I showed that video to...they were cursing u like crazy....take my advice and remove that racist video"
"you should actually post a new video, correcting the mistakes you made in this video, and im sure you know which ones you made, because that's the only way that's gonna save you from a freak accident."
"FYI, i am glad, because if u said this to my face, u would be on the floor. simple. u come here and disrespect me, forget me, u disrespect the prophet pbuh, u expect me to just sit by, u disrespect the quran and then u try to play it off. u r a joke. a joke. dont EVER do this again. EVER."
"your a jew ISLAM WILL TAKE OVER THE WHOLE WORLD"
"u should make a video apologize to the muslim community. thats the only option u have."
Charming. In their defense folks... My video IS classified as hate speech. At least, that's what thousands of Muslims said whilst flooding YouTube with constant "flagging." In case you haven't yet heard, there are actual online Muslim networks that exist solely for this purpose. The minute anything even remotely critical of Islam pops up online, thousands of members are notified and are commanded to flag, spam and utilize comment suppression techniques that ultimately result in the video's removal and permanent banning of the user.
The frightening part is that their "Denial of Service" tactics are devastatingly effective, extremely covert and easily mobilized. I guess that a nation of people who can't fire their Kalashnikovs without blowing out a shoulder socket have finally found a way to level the playing. Allah Akbar!
Multimedia sites are becoming a playground for liberal propaganda and unfair censorship... All in the name of "tolerance." My question to you is this: What can you do to help stop it? What can we ALL do to counterbalance the growing offense that's been mounted?
Whereas the Colt revolver once served as the great equalizer, the personal computer has taken its place. We can either add it to our own arsenal or fall by the wayside and let the "Sentenza Angel Eyes" of the world ride off into the sunset.
...Oh, and Sean Penn sucks.