HOLLYWOOD — Geert Wilders’ anti-Islamic film “Fitna” was back on Liveleak.com on Monday three days after the British-based Internet site pulled it following threats to staffers.
A statement on the Liveleak site said it had upgraded security for staffers and their families.
Liveleak bowed the 15-minute film on Thursday.
On Monday, Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen met ambassadors of countries belonging to the Organization of the Islamic Conference to assure them the film did not reflect the opinion of the Dutch government.
Prosecutors have yet to decide whether to take action against right-wing pol Wilders for violating hate speech laws in the pic, which U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called “offensively anti-Islamic.”
Over the weekend there were protests in Indonesia and Pakistan and calls for a boycott of Dutch products in Jordan and Malaysia.
“Fitna” has been the subject of heated debate and protests ever since Wilders announced plans to release it earlier this year.
Dutch TV broadcasters refused to air the film, which features graphic images of terror attacks in New York, London and Madrid.
“Fitna” is an Arabic word that can be translated as strife or discord and is usually used in a religious context.