Jihad Is Just All Right with Them

The New York Times has finally taken note of the activities of those who support Islamist Jihad (including many right here in the US) and upload Islamist propaganda to the popular YouTube video hosting site:
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 — Videos showing insurgent attacks against American troops in Iraq, long available in Baghdad shops and on Jihadist Web sites, have steadily migrated in recent months to popular Internet video-sharing sites, including YouTube and Google Video.

Many of the videos, showing sniper attacks against Americans and roadside bombs exploding under American military vehicles, have been posted not by insurgents or their official supporters but apparently by Internet users in the United States and other countries, who have passed along videos found elsewhere.

Of course, it wouldn't be the Gray Lady without a strong whiff of sympathy being shown for the cyber jihadis:
At a time when the Bush administration has restricted photographs of the coffins of military personnel returning to the United States and the Pentagon keeps close tabs on videotapes of combat operations taken by the news media, the videos give average Americans a level of access to combat scenes rarely available before, if ever.
And the Times completely blows the coverage of videos being removed from YouTube, failing to note that most of the censorship is falling on the heads of those who have been countering the Islamist propaganda:
Their availability has also produced some backlash. In recent weeks, YouTube has removed dozens of the videos from its archives and suspended the accounts of some users who have posted them, a reaction, it said, to complaints from other users.
The reporter doesn't mention, and probably doesn't know, that the "other users" are the cyber jihadis themselves, and most of the videos being removed are pro-American.

Michelle Malkin is waging her own war against YouTube's policies, after having an anti-terrorist video yanked by YouTube. At her public request, I uploaded her video "First They Came" to my Youtube user account. The result was rejection of the video for "terms of use violation" (screen capture here).

You can still find Malkin's video here. You can also find over 2,000 results for a search on "jihad" here.

Update 4:10PM: Wearyman reports that he has tried to upload the video four times, using different titles, and has had it rejected each time.
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