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YouTube blocks video inciting violence in Egypt



Published: Wed, September 12, 2012 @ 3:45 p.m.

YouTube blocks video inciting violence in Egypt

NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube has blocked a video attacking Islam’s prophet Muhammad in Egypt, where angry protests were sparked by outrage at the video.

Ultraconservative Muslims enflamed by the video stormed the U.S. embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and replaced an American flag with an Islamic banner. Later Tuesday evening, protesters in Libya burned down the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, killing the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three members of his staff.

YouTube has continued to leave the video on its site, but has blocked access to it in Egypt. The Google-Inc.-owned video site did not immediately comment Wednesday.

The 14-minute video is a trailer to an amateurish, low-budget movie titled “Innocence of Muslims,” which depicts Muhammad as a feckless philanderer who approved of child sexual abuse.


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1bumbob(128 comments)posted 2 years ago

The pastor that helped popularize this moronic film, Terry Jones, is the same schmuck that burned a Kohran a couple years ago and caused another incident overseas. This is an instance of one moron (Terry Jones) promoting another moron (the director Sam Bacile) to anger another group of morons (the fundamentalists).

Terry Jones obviously doesn't care of the safety of his countrymen of he does stupid things to incite violence. He needs a muzzle put on him. That goes double for the filmmaker. And just for the record, your average Muslim probably didn't give a whiff about some neurotic making a crappy film with bad acting.

It's the simple-minded people causing the problems, both here and overseas.

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