The video “A Letter from the People of the Cross to ISIS” which we posted about on Friday, will not be put back up to YouTube. The video was pulled down from YouTube earlier this week. In the email sent to the owner of the video, YouTube stated:
The YouTube community flagged one or more of your videos as inappropriate. After reviewing the content, we’ve determined that the videos violate our Community Guidelines. As a result, we removed the following videos from YouTube: “Who Would Dare to Love ISIS? (A Letter from the People of the Cross)” (https://youtu.be/uSv4vBcFyvo)
The owner attempted to appeal the decision but YouTube denied the appeal and will not put the video back up.
The video is still available through other outlets who have copied the piece. The actual access to the video is not the issue (once something is on the internet, it is never fully gone), the issue is the actual removal of the video from the creator’s YouTube channel. As Al stated in our first post about this issue:
The banning of this video is further evidence of a delusion that is coming upon the American people. I’ve seen this banned video. It is beautiful appeal to ISIS to lay down their hatred and the cross of Jesus. ISIS members are called “brothers” throughout the piece. It is not wooly sentimentality but an authentically Christian effort to show whose blood was shed for whom. If YouTube’s criteria refuses to permit this video, the results may be damaging for the future of evangelization.
It can be viewed below.