Internet Service Provider Shuts Down Website for Posting Anti-Islamic Dutch Film

March 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: VOA News

Wire Service: AFP/AP

A U.S.-based Internet service provider has closed down a Web site that a Dutch lawmaker had reserved to post a controversial film that is triggering an uproar in much of the Islamic world.

Network Solutions says it invoked the suspension after receiving complaints related to the film. A statement posted on the Internet says those complaints are under investigation.

Far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders says the 15-minute movie, set for release March 31, will underscore his view that Islam's holy book, the Koran, is fascist. Wilders turned to Internet distribution after television networks refused to air the film.