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December 18, 2006

YouTube Shuts Down "Open Season"

Stuck Mojo, an Atlanta-based heavy-metal/rap act, put out an anti-jihad song. It got a lot of views on YouTube, so YouTube, predictably, banned it from receiving "Honors" (whatever they are) that would make it appear more prominently on the site.

The background can be found in links at HotAir. The guitarist explains what the song's all about on his website; basically, it's about the fact that violent jihad threatens us. Not terribly controversial.

Except for YouTube's admins.

Rapcore or whatever they call it may not be your cup of tea, and there is some m-f'er profanity (and disturbing images of jihadi violence). Plus, there's a brown person fronting the group, which is the most terrifying thing of all.

Still, when you get a chance, click on it, if only to support the band and embarrass YouTube by making the video zoom up its charts while the attempt to block it from further viewing.

Artists stroke themselves silly over their "brave" stances, and yet this is just about the first video challenging violent jihadism, isn't it?

So much for the bravery of most artists.


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