Lars Hedegaard, Anti-Islamic Provocateur, Receives Support From Danish Muslims
After Lars Hedegaard, a Danish polemicist, faced an attack for his anti-Islamic views, Muslim groups rallied to defend his right to free speech.
Pakistan’s YouTube Ban Is Lifted And Then Reinstated As Observers Worry About Internet Freedom
Pakistan lifted, then very quickly reinstated its ban on YouTube after a few hours when efforts by the government to filter out blasphemous material provided unsuccessful. Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf had ordered the video sharing site blocked in September after YouTube refused to remove the low-budget anti-Islamic film "Innocence of Muslims." Access was restored for a few hours on Saturday, but Ashraf issued orders to reinstate the ban after seeing that blasphemous content was still accessible.
10,000 Muslim Protesters Demonstrate At Google UK HQ Over YouTube Film
It's probably a little tricky to raise a protest march consisting of 10,000 Muslims outside the Googleplex in Mountain View, Santa Clara. But in the centre of London, it happens to be a cinch. Especially when they can simply bus and train in from other parts of the UK. So it's with no doubt just a little trepidation that Google UK - and its offices across Europe - faces ongoing mass protests from Muslims protesting about trailers for the anti-Islamic film 'The Innocence of Muslims' which appeared on YouTube recently and lead to worldwide protests and the death of a US ambassador. Google refuses to remove the videos. And so the protests look set to continue for many weeks to come. Eventually a million-strong march in Hyde Park is planned. So while YouTube HQ will be sunning itself in balmy Silicon Valley climes, it's likely that we will see a wave of continuing protests in Europe, and outside Google's beleaguered offices.
Anti-Muslim ads bring Middle East conflict to NYC subways
Thanks to a recent ruling by a federal judge, ads describing Muslims as "savages" will appear in New York's subway system courtesy of a popular right-wing anti-Islamic group.
Why Google Shouldn’t Have Censored The Anti-Islamic Video
Editor’s note: Eva Galperin is the International Freedom of Expression Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Follow her on Twitter: @evacide. On Wednesday, YouTube announced that it had blocked access to a video showing clips from “The Innocence of the Muslims,” an anti-Islamic film that depicts prophet Mohammed as a philanderer who approves of child abuse, after the film sparked violent protests in Libya and Egypt. It was an extremely unusual move for Google-owned YouTube, which normally adheres to Google’s policy of only censoring content if it violates their Terms of Service or in response to a valid court order.