Islamification of YouTube

The media has been blasted publishing cartoons of Mohammad, A teacher was arrested and almost faced death for her class naming a teddy bear Mohammad, Wikipedia has been lambasted for displaying art which depicts Mohammad and now the latest causualty of the Islamic war on Free Speech, YouTube…

Pakistan’s government has banned access to the video-sharing Web site YouTube because of anti-Islamic movies that users have posted on the site, an official said Sunday.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority told the country’s 70 Internet service providers Friday that the popular Web site would be blocked until further notice.

The authority did not specify what the offensive material was, but a PTA official said the ban concerned a movie trailer for an upcoming film by Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, who has said he plans to release an anti-Koran movie portraying the religion as fascist and prone to inciting violence against women and homosexuals.

The PTA official, who asked not to be identified because he was not an official spokesman, said the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority also blocks Web sites that show controversial drawings of the Prophet Muhammad. The drawings were originally printed in European newspapers in 2006 and were reprinted by some papers last week.

The PTA urged Web users to write to YouTube and request the removal of the objectionable movies, saying authorities would stop blocking the site once that happened. /**/

Pakistan is not the only country to have blocked access to YouTube.

In January, a court in Turkey blocked the site because some video clips allegedly insulted the country’s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. It is illegal to insult Ataturk in Turkey.

Last spring the Thai government banned the site for about four months because of clips seen as offensive to Thailand’s revered monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Moroccans last year were unable to access YouTube after users posted videos critical of Morocco’s treatment of the people of Western Sahara, a territory Morocco took control of in 1975.

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  1. […] wasteofmyoxygen wrote an interesting post today on Islamification of YouTubeHere’s a quick excerpt… teacher was arrested and almost faced death for her class naming a teddy bear Mohammad, Wikipedia has been lambasted for displaying art which depicts Mohammad and now the latest causualty of the Islamic war on Free Speech, YouTube… … […]

  2. this is not freedom of speech.this is an anti islamic propoganda.u think disgracing a prophet is a right act?
    what would u feel if prophet jesus or aqny other is insulted like mohammad is?well looks like u,ll just take a little fine! because u people do not have any respect for any religion.cause u dont have any.u can just accept the disgrace of a worthy prophet for a little worldly some.poor folks!
    well the day of judgement will come and u,ll know the truth.

  3. You stupid people, ever type of tribe of people have had religion, they are all silly and stupid now that we have science.

    Mohammad was not a god, he was just a man that was good at talking like many people are today.

    Of course you have been brainwashed at birth to think this is real but that strange feeling you get everyone gets, its called the spirit.

    But no Islam and other religions are fake, they are not any more real than Santa Clause. I know people like to hang on to religion and it can be good but for real guys, I think your very stupid to really think there is some dude up there that cares about you and expects you to pray to him.

    Like God would be some sort of ego filled arrogant goof that you have to worship, that would make God as stupid as you.

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