Malaysia Asks Google To Block Anti-Muslim Clip

By: AP
By: AP

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia is asking Google to block access to an anti-Muslim video clip blamed for sparking mob attacks against U.S. embassies and consulates across the Middle East.

Information Minister Rais Yatim says Malaysian authorities want the clip removed from YouTube because of the "explosive commotions and repercussions at hand."

Google owns YouTube, which has already blocked the clip in Libya and Egypt, citing "the very sensitive situations" there. It also blocked it in India and Indonesia after their governments told YouTube the video broke their laws.

The clip is from the obscure film "Innocence of Muslims," which was produced in the U.S. and denigrates Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. It has been blamed for playing a role in violence in Libya, where the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 28, 2012 at 06:26 AM
    I'll bet Malaysia wouldn't be asking google to drop an anti-Christian or anti-Jewish video from YouTube. It's a double standard isn't it?? Christians and Jews don't riot in the streets, attack and kill ambassadors, and behead people like the muslims (capitalization ommitted out of contempt).
  • by Kelly Location: Jackson on Sep 18, 2012 at 02:00 PM
    Well, since we now know the attacks were planned well in advance (likely months), it seems kind of silly to continue on with this half-baked story from the White House that the video sparked the attacks. They're using it as an excuse since we also now know that the current Administration was warned 3 days in advance, but did nothing. Report on that!
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