Top Egypt court orders temporary YouTube ban over video critical of Muhammad

What’s ironic is that YouTube had this video up at all, but in this case, it had a court order telling it to put it up after it took it down previously. YouTube, like the other social media giants, is eagerly sharia-compliant. My account was recently terminated because of a 2014 video entitled, “Al Qaeda and Islamic State flags in London’s tunnels.” The video shows jihadis displaying al Qaeda and Islamic state flags on one of London’s tunnels (see this). So telling the truth gets your account terminated at YouTube. Meanwhile, Anwar al-Awlaki’s calls for killing the kuffar were readily available on YouTube for years, until too many people noticed and YouTube finally had to act.

You fought back and won and my YouTube account was reinstated. But I am still concerned about others who are suspended and don’t have a large social media presence to deploy. We must consider anti-trust laws or legislation to penalize social media giants who suppress our unalienable rights.

“Top Egypt court orders temporary YouTube ban over Prophet Mohammad video,” Reuters, May 27, 2018:

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s top administrative court ruled on Saturday that regulators must block the video file-sharing site YouTube for one month over a video that denigrates the Prophet Mohammad, a lawyer who filed the case told Reuters.

A lower administrative court had ordered that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology block YouTube, owned by Google, in 2013 over the video, but the case was appealed and its ruling stayed during the appeal process….

The film “Innocence of Muslims”, a low-budget 13-minute video, was billed as a film trailer and made in California with private funding. It provoked a wave of anti-American unrest in Egypt and other Muslim countries when it appeared in 2012.

Mohamed Hamid Salem, a lawyer who filed the case in 2013, said the ruling also orders that all links that broadcast the film be blocked.

The ruling is considered final and cannot be appealed.

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