Anti Islam Film

  • Egypt telecoms authority says can't block YouTube February 17, 2013

    Cairo: An Egyptian rights group and the nation's telecommunication's ministry have filed appeals to reverse a court order to block YouTube. Last week, a judge ordered the government to block access to the video-sharing website for 30 days for its carrying of an anti-Islam video that set off deadly riots last...
  • Google services to be closed down in Egypt? February 13, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's telecommunication authority said that all Google services must be shut down to fully suspend YouTube in the country over an anti-Muslim film. Head of Egypt's National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority Abdal-Rahamn al-Sawi said that in order to shut down YouTube in Egypt, as per a court verdict, all Google...
  • Egypt put pressure on Google after YouTube ban February 13, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's telecommunication authority on Tuesday said that all Google services must be shut down to fully suspend YouTube in the country over an anti-Muslim film. Head of Egypt's National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority Abdal-Rahamn al-Sawi said that in order to shut dwon YouTube in Egypt, as per a court verdict,...
  • Egypt court suspends YouTube over anti-Islam film February 10, 2013

    Cairo: An Egyptian court ordered the suspension of online video service YouTube for a month on Saturday for broadcasting a film insulting the Prophet Mohammad, state media reported. The country's administrative court ordered the ministries of communication and investment to block YouTube, owned by Google, inside Egypt because it had carried...
  • US judge refuses to order anti-Islam film off YouTube December 1, 2012

    Los Angeles: An actress who said she was duped into appearing in an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests against the United States across the Muslim world on Friday lost her second legal bid to force the video off of YouTube. Denying a request by actress Cindy Lee Garcia for...
  • US bans Pak minister for bounty on filmmaker's head November 10, 2012

    Islamabad: The United States has banned a Pakistani minister from visiting the country over his announcement of a bounty on the head of the maker of an anti-Islam movie. Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmad Bilour announced in September that he would give a $100,000 award to anyone who killed the...
  • California man behind anti-Islam film to go back to jail November 8, 2012

    Los Angeles: A California man who served time for bank fraud was sent back to jail on Wednesday for probation violations stemming from his role in making a crude anti-Islam film that stoked protests across the Muslim world against the United States. The Egyptian-born Coptic Christian, who has been publicly identified...
  • Zawahiri calls for more 'anti-Islam' film protests October 14, 2012

    Cairo: Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said a film made in the United States mocking the Prophet Mohammed showed Washington was waging a "crusader Zionist war" against Muslims and he called for more protests outside American embassies. Like in other messages released by al Qaeda's Yemeni and North African branches...
  • Qaeda's Zawahiri calls for more anti-Islam film protests October 14, 2012

    Cairo: Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said a film made in the United States mocking the Prophet Mohammed showed Washington was waging a "crusader Zionist war" against Muslims and he called for more protests outside American embassies. Like in other messages released by al Qaeda's Yemeni and North African branches last...
  • US: Man behind anti-Islam film due in court next week October 7, 2012

    Los Angeles: A California man behind an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests in the Muslim world is due to appear in a federal court in Los Angeles next week for a preliminary hearing on whether he violated the terms of his probation over a 2010 bank fraud conviction, court...
  • Pak: Men charged with blasphemy for damaging temple September 30, 2012

    Islamabad: A group of Muslim men who damaged a temple and attacked homes of Hindus during a recent protest in Karachi against an anti-Islam film have been charged under Pakistan's harsh blasphemy law, a media report said on Sunday. Nine men, including Maulvi Habibur Rehman and his accomplices, have been...
  • At UN, Muslim world questions Western freedom of speech September 29, 2012

    United Nations: Muslim leaders were in unison at the United Nations this week arguing that the West was hiding behind its defense of freedom of speech and ignoring cultural sensitivities in the aftermath of anti-Islam slurs that have raised fears of a widening East-West cultural divide. A video made in California...
  • US man behind anti-Islam film jailed over probation September 29, 2012

    Los Angeles: An Egyptian-American man behind an anti-Islam film that has stoked violent protests across the Muslim world was arrested on Thursday in California for allegedly violating his probation, and a federal judge ordered him jailed without bond. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was taken into custody at an undisclosed location by...
  • Pak minister defends bounty on filmmaker's head September 29, 2012

    Islamabad: A Pakistani minister, who offered a $100,000 bounty on the head of an anti-Islam filmmaker, on Friday defended his decision despite wide condemnation. Addressing a gathering at a mosque on Friday, Railway Minister Ghulam Ahmed Bilour said he will not withdraw the offer of bounty. The Pakistani government has disassociated itself...
  • US: 'Anti-Islam' film director held in Los Angeles September 28, 2012

    Los Angeles: The California man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video posted to YouTube that has inflamed parts of the Middle East was arrested for violating terms of his probation, authorities said on Thursday. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was convicted in 2010 for federal check and sentenced to 21 months in...
  • Anti-Islam film sparks protests in Kolkata September 28, 2012

    Kolkata: Hundreds of Muslims on Thursday held protests against an anti-Islam video and tried to march to the American Center in Kolkata, which closed down for the second half of the day. The protestors, belonging to Muslim organisations, including the All-Bengal Minorities Youth Federation, demanding an apology from the US, broke...
  • Anti-Islam film: Pak court orders to lodge case against PTA September 28, 2012

    Lahore: A court in Lahore on Thursday ordered police to register a criminal case against the chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and the heads of Google and YouTube over the anti-Islam film 'Innocence of Muslims'. Additional District and Sessions Judge Abdus Sattar Langa further directed officials of Islampura police station...
  • Watch: Rally against 'anti-Islam' film turns violent in Kolkata September 27, 2012

    An anti-US rally called in by a Muslim group in Kolkata against the 'anti-Islam' film turned violent as protesters tried to break through police barricades and enter the American Centre. The police, however, managed to pacify the crowd and bring them under control, thus preventing any untoward incident, said sources. The film,...
  • Kolkata: Rally against 'anti-Islam' film turns violent September 27, 2012

    Kolkata: An anti-US rally called in by a Muslim group in Kolkata against the 'anti-Islam' film turned violent as protesters tried to break through police barricades and enter the American Centre. The police, however, managed to pacify the crowd and bring them under control, thus preventing any untoward incident, said sources. The...
  • Brazilian court asks YouTube to remove 'anti-Islam' film September 27, 2012

    Rio De Janeiro: A court in Brazil said it has ordered YouTube to remove clips of the movie that has touched off deadly protests across the Muslim world, the latest in a spate of court-ordered content-removal cases against the video-sharing site in Rio De Janeiro. Sao Paulo-based judge Gilson Delgado Miranda...
  • Obama starting religious war against Muslims: Saeed September 26, 2012

    Islamabad: Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed accused US President Barack Obama on Wednesday of starting a religious war against Muslims over his handling of a video that mocked the Prophet Mohammad. Hafiz Saeed, accused by India of masterminding the 2008 attack by Pakistani gunmen on Mumbai, said Obama should have...
  • 'Anti-Islam film' is no excuse to attack US: Barack Obama September 26, 2012

    US President Barack Obama condemned the movie but also said it was no excuse to target Americans. ...
  • Obama invokes Gandhi, says film no excuse for 'attack' on US September 25, 2012

    United Nations: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday invoked the words of Mahatma Gandhi in his address to the UN General Assembly in United Nations as he remembered US envoy to Libya who was killed in violent protests that erupted in the aftermath of an anti-Islam film, saying the "crude...
  • Obama urges UN to confront roots of Muslim rage September 25, 2012

    United Nations: US President Barack Obama challenged the international community on Tuesday to confront the causes of turmoil in the Middle East, saying the attacks on US citizens in Libya "were attacks on America" and the world faces "a choice between the forces that would drive us apart and the...
  • Hillary Clinton urges tolerance amid anti-US protests September 25, 2012

    New York: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appealed on Monday to Muslims to show "dignity" and not resort to violence as they protest an anti-Islam film produced in the United States. Speaking at her husband's Clinton Global Initiative before meeting the presidents of Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya and Pakistan on...
  • Obama to address UN today, may speak on 'anti-Islam' film September 25, 2012

    Addressing the UN General Assembly on its 67th annual session, the US President is likely to express his views on the repercussions of the film that allegedly mocks Prophet Mohammed. ...
  • The Last Word: Have Muslim protests become an over-reaction? September 24, 2012

    After a week of protests against the anti-Islam film, CNN-IBN asks - have Muslim protests become an over-reaction? ...
  • Bounty on US film director not official policy: Pak September 24, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government today made it clear that one of its minister's offer of a bounty of USD 100,000 for the maker of an anti-Islam film did not represent official policy but did not say whether any action would be taken against him. Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Khan said Railway...
  • Obama may talk on unrest over anti-Islam film September 24, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is likely to touch upon the issue of recent unrest in the Muslim world over an anti-Islam film during his speech at the annual UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, officials said. Obama travels to New York on Monday to attend 67th annual...
  • Bombay HC to hear plea against 'anti-Islam' film September 24, 2012

    Bombay: The Bombay High Court will on Monday hear a writ petition seeking a ban on the 'anti-Islam' film that is at the centre of a huge controversy currently. The film, 'Innocence of Muslims' by US director Sam Bacile purportedly shows Islam in bad light. The movie, that went viral on...