Egypt Court Bans Youtube over Anti-Islam Movie
    2013-02-09 19:54:53     Xinhua       Web Editor: Wang Wei

An administrative court in Egypt ordered Saturday to ban Youtube website for 30 days for displaying a video insulting the Islam Prophet Mohammed, official news agency MENA reported.

The court abided both ministries of investments and communication to suspend Youtube for a month, as it deliberately broadcasts film "innocence of Muslims" despite other previous decisions to remove it from the website.

On Sept. 11, several thousands of Egyptians surrounded the U.S. embassy in Cairo in protest of the movie, which the Muslim community deems humiliating Prophet Mohammed. Clashes between protesters and security forces during the demonstrations left one killed and more than 200 people injured.

The movie infuriated Muslims worldwide and sparked protests and assaults against U.S. diplomatic missions in countries including Libya, Sudan, Tunisia and Yemen, killing four U.S. diplomats in Libya.

The Egyptian court said Saturday that Youtube ignored the rage which overwhelmed Egyptians, and did not respect their religion, the report added.

On Nov. 28, Cairo Criminal Court sentenced to death in absentia seven Egyptian fugitive defendants for participation in making the film. The defendants have been put on the wanted list of Cairo International Airport.


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