Saturday, February 09, 2013

Egyptian Court Orders 30-Day Ban On YouTube Over Anti-Muslim Video

According to AhramOnline, Egypt's administrative court today ordered the government to block access to the website YouTube for 30 days because YouTube carried the video trailer for the controversial move "Innocence of Muslims." (See prior related posting.) The order also applies to other websites that aided in sharing the video. AP reports that Judge Hassouna Tawfiq labeled the video “offensive to Islam” and to the Prophet Muhammad. The lawsuit was filed in September by Hamed Salem, an attorney who has filed a number of controversial lawsuits.