Egypt court suspends YouTube over anti-Islam film

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An Egyptian court ordered the suspension of online video service YouTube for a month on Saturday for broadcasting a film insulting the Prophet Mohammad, state media reported.

The country’s administrative court ordered the ministries of communication and investment to block YouTube, owned by Google, inside Egyptbecause it had carried the film “Innocence of Muslims,” said state news agency MENA.

The 13-minute video, billed as a film trailer and made in the United States, provoked a torrent of anti-American unrest in Egypt, Libya and dozens of other Muslim countries in September.

The video depicts the Prophet as a fool and a sexual deviant. For most Muslims, any portrayal of the Prophet is considered blasphemous.

Written By: Reuters
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12 COMMENTS

  1. “The video depicts the Prophet as a fool and a sexual deviant. “

    Its based on historical fact then apart from missing the bit about him also being an illiterate brigand

    “disrespecting the beliefs of millions of Egyptians and disregarding the anger of all Muslims”

    beliefs and anger deserve no respect other than in the infantile minds of those afflicted with them

  2. You can’t justify blocking an entire website because you dislike one of its billions of pages. Just block that one page. Even the copyright hawks don’t try to destroy the whole system.

  3. Islam depends on complete denial of reality, enforced by death threats, both to infidels and to its flock; keeping the faithful ignorant is essential.

    If only a complete, professional and factual documentary was available; avoiding insults, sticking to the claims stated in the Koran (both good and bad) and treating the subject logically and fairly. Explain about the two major phases of Muhammad’s life (Mecca/ Medina), how and why they are so contradictory; continue with how and when the Koran was codified, show the Hadith/ Sunnah as the later additions, quote actual verse/sira, juxtaposing the conflicts- and let the viewers decide.
    A powerful argument could be made if the methods and motivations of Imams and ‘scholars’ were exposed as the manipulation of Muslims.

  4. They are slowly in their own primitive way getting the point…YouTube IS the enemy of those who stifle free speech and expression. Regardless of what the origins of the film were, get over it. Criticism & parody of Islam is here to stay. It is called, living in the 21st century. Shame on those who think that violence is the answer to written articles or films.

  5. There are a multitude of web sites and blogs hurling metaphorical faeces at Islamic dogma.
    It would not surprise me if Egypt decided to shut down the Internet on the basis that the Kufr used it to deride malevolent Mo!

  6. In reply to #2 by Jos Gibbons:

    You can’t justify blocking an entire website because you dislike one of its billions of pages. Just block that one page. Even the copyright hawks don’t try to destroy the whole system.

    Since when did Islam feel the need to justify anything?!

  7. In reply to #7 by kidchicago:

    “Egyptians, your Prophet urges you to pay no attention to the rest of the world behind the curtain we’re putting up!!!”

    Where’s Toto when you need him?????

    He was beheaded for being a filthy kafir

  8. In reply to #3 by Nodhimmi:

    Islam depends on complete denial of reality, enforced by death threats, both to infidels and to its flock; keeping the faithful ignorant is essential.If only a complete, professional and factual documentary was available; avoiding insults, sticking to the claims stated in the Koran (both good and bad) and treating the subject logically and fairly. Explain about the two major phases of Muhammad’s life (Mecca/ Medina), how and why they are so contradictory; continue with how and when the Koran was codified, show the Hadith/ Sunnah as the later additions, quote actual verse/sira, juxtaposing the conflicts- and let the viewers decide. A powerful argument could be made if the methods and motivations of Imams and ‘scholars’ were exposed as the manipulation of Muslims.

    I think it was you who advised me not to waste my time looking for predictions of the present day in the Qur’an.

    I agree with you whole heartedly that a scholarly exposition of the Muslim holy book would be an excellent thing; especially for Muslims.

    S G

  9. In reply to #8 by hellosnackbar:

    There are a multitude of web sites and blogs hurling metaphorical faeces at Islamic dogma.
    It would not surprise me if Egypt decided to shut down the Internet on the basis that the Kufr used it to deride malevolent Mo!

    India tried to do exactly that either last year or the year before.

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