Now for the interesting part. YouTube gave me an "explanation" of the policies my video violated. They sent me a message which said:
The YouTube Community has flagged one or more of your videos as inappropriate. Once a video is flagged, it is reviewed by the YouTube Team against our Community Guidelines. Upon review, we have determined that the following video(s) contain content in violation of these guidelines, and have been disabled:
ABC's Islam Deception--Part One: Raisins or Virgins in Paradise? - (Acts17Apologetics)
Everyone hates spam. Misleading descriptions, tags, titles or thumbnails designed to increase views are not allowed. It's also not okay to post large amounts of untargeted, unwanted or repetitive content, including comments and private messages.
Your account has received one Community Guidelines warning strike, which will expire in six months. Additional violations may result in the temporary disabling of your ability to post content to YouTube and/or the permanent termination of your account.
If you attempt to click on my original video, you'll see this message:
Now if you watched the video, did you see any "misleading descriptions, tags, titles or thumbnails designed to increase views"? No. Did you see "large amounts of untargeted, unwanted or repetitive content, including comments and private messages"? No. You saw a video exposing a false claim made by ABC News. If open discussion is no longer allowed on YouTube, tens of thousands of videos should be taken down.
There's only one possible explanation of YouTube's removal of my video (along with their nonsensical reason for doing so). YouTube is once again removing content critical of Islam. They started this process last summer when they removed our "Sharia in the U.S." video, which you can watch on a mirror site here:
I posted a response video, titled "Welcome to ShariaTube":
Since YouTube gave me a "warning strike" after removing my "raisins" video, and since dozens of my other videos follow the exact same format, my account could be removed at any moment. Please inform as many people as possible. If YouTube is censoring even the most basic discussions of Islam, then we need to find an alternative site. Please contact YouTube and express your thoughts. Their email address is email@example.com (though I'm not sure they read emails or respond to them).