I asked YouTube to inform me of the exact nature of the "inappropriateness" of the video. But no response. The banning of my innocuous video is not an isolated incident. Anti-jihad YouTube users have reported having their videos yanked and accounts suspended, including Crusader18.
Update 13:05 by Matthew Sheffield. By contrast, Islamic terrorist sympathizers and possibly the terrorists themselves have been using the free hosting service to post videos.
Another point: The
email YouTube sent to Malkin states that her video was pulled because
C. In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you
will not: (i) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade
secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights,
including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of
such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the
material and to grant YouTube all of the license rights granted herein;
(ii) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage YouTube
or any third party; (iii) submit material that is unlawful, obscene,
defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful,
racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be
considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate
any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; (iv) post advertisements or
solicitations of business: (v) impersonate another person.
Considering that there's nothing in the TOU about religion and that Malkin's video wasn't unlawful,
obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing or
encouraged illegal conduct, I'm guessing YouTube yanked it after it
received several complaints about the clip being "hateful." Does this
mean that basically any video can get yanked from YouTube?
I doubt that if it had been an anti-Republican or anti-Democrat video
that it would've been pulled. It seems more likely that this is another
example of Islam's special standard.