Czech Far-Right Backs Anti-Quran Film
The Netherlands continues to be a hotbed of secular-religious conflict between the native population and Muslim immigrants. The addition of a far right party from Eastern Europe into the mix promises to shake things up a bit. It is important to note that unlike most of its Eastern European neighbors, the Czech Republic is an overwhelmingly secular society.
A Czech far-right party has offered to help a Dutch lawmaker distribute an anti-Quran film on the Internet if it is banned from being released in the Netherlands.
The offer was made after a U.S. company that provides Web hosting services suspended the site promoting Geert Wilders' 15-minute film, which has sparked demonstrations in the Netherlands even before it has been shown.
Hosting provider Network Solutions said it had suspended the promotional Web site Saturday until its sponsor could show that the plans for the site did not violate the service's standards.
"Over the last month, Network Solutions received a number of complaints," prompting it to seek reassurance about the content, it said in a statement. "We are still waiting to hear from our customer. In the interim, we have temporarily suspended the site."
The move has been criticized in tech circles as censorship, but the company denied that, saying Wilders still could access his account and move the materials elsewhere.