Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Indonesia's Daddy Complex

Not to be outdone by Pakistan, the Indonesian government forced the country's Internet service providers to block every citizen's access to YouTube and MySpace in order to keep them from seeing Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders' anti-Islam film Fitna. Their excuse for treating their entire population like mindless children? Fitna could "disturb relations between the faiths". First of all, Indonesia can go screw. There are a lot more places to see the film than YouTube and MySpace. The most they're doing by blocking those sites is keeping Indonesians from ranking the importance of their friends and/or watching cats get caught in ceiling fans. Also, if you can't take someone criticizing your religion, then perhaps you are, in fact, a mindless child. Mr. Wilders is a reactionary, xenophobic dick, but he has a right to tell Indonesia that their religion would very much like them to become murderers. More details here.

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