Innocence Of Muslims

  • Another actor sues Google over 'Innocence of Muslims' movie trailer 4 days ago

    A second actor has sued Google over a movie trailer called Innocence of Muslims that mocked the Prophet Mohammad and led to riots in 2012, six months after a US appeals court ruled for another actor and ordered the film taken off YouTube. Gaylord Flynn said he has received death threats...
  • US court orders Google to remove anti-Islamic film 'Innocence of Muslims' from YouTube February 27, 2014

    San Francisco: A US appeals court on Wednesday ordered Google to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islamic film that had sparked protests across the Muslim world. By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Google's assertion that the removal of the film...
  • Bangladesh lifts ban on YouTube June 5, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Wednesday lifted a ban on popular video sharing website YouTube, eight months after it was imposed to prevent the viewing of an anti-Islam film which had sparked worldwide protests. "The ban has been lifted," a spokesman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Sunil Kanti Bose said. Talking to state-run...
  • Government blocked 254 URLs in 2013 March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Government has blocked a total of 254 URLs (web addresses) or uniform resource locators in 2013, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. Of the total URLs blocked, 60 URLs were of sites hosting videos of the film Innocence of Muslims and 194 URLs were blocked in compliance of court...
  • Pakistan to continue ban on YouTube February 14, 2013

    Islamabad: Five months after YouTube was banned in Pakistan for hosting clips from a controversial anti-Islam film, authorities have said there are no plans to remove restrictions on the popular video-sharing website in the immediate future. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority informed a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology on Wednesday...
  • 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...
  • Moscow court declares anti-Islam US film extremist October 3, 2012

    Moscow: A Moscow court Monday declared as extremist the anti-Islam US film 'Innocence of Muslims'. The announcement by Moscow's Tverskoi Court came as the latest in a series of legal moves against the controversial movie in Russia. The judge noted that anyone dissatisfied with the verdict will have the opportunity to...
  • 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: '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: 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 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Anti-Islam' film is ugly: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad September 24, 2012

    In an exclusive interview to CNN, Ahmadinejad accused the West of abusing the freedom of speech and said a war between Israel and Iran was imminent. ...
  • Pak: Mob sets church ablaze in 'anti-Islam' film protest September 23, 2012

    Islamabad: A mob of hundreds of Muslim men attacked and burnt an 82-year-old church and an adjoining school in northwest Pakistan during a protest against an anti-Islam film, sparking concerns among the minority Christian community. The mob broke through the gate of the St Paul's Lutheran Church inside the cantonment in...
  • Pak minister announces bounty on anti-Islam film maker September 23, 2012

    Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, who heads the Railway Ministry, announced a bounty of $ 100,000 on the head of the maker of an 'anti-Islam' film that has sparked violent protests. He also called upon the banned Taliban and al Qaeda to join him in the "sacred mission". ...
  • Tamil Nadu: Anti-Islam movie stir turns violent September 22, 2012

    Tirunelveli: A rail blockade by members of the Manithaneya Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (MMMK) in protest against the movie “The Innocence of Muslims” turned violent in Tirunelveli on Friday. As announced earlier, cadre of the MMMK, a Tirunelveli-based organisation, gathered near the Tirunelveli Railway Junction on Friday evening. The police too...
  • KFC shuts shop in Pakistan after anti-US protest spreads September 22, 2012

    Nearly 19 people were killed in Islamabad on Friday as outrage continued over the 'anti-Islamic' film by US director Sam Bassil. ...
  • Judge says anti-Muslim clip can stay on YouTube September 21, 2012

    Los Angeles: A 14-minute film trailer blamed for protest violence in the Middle East will remain on YouTube, after an actress lost her legal challenge to take it down. Cindy Lee Garcia, who appeared in 'Innocence of Muslims,' asked a judge to order the video removed in a Los Angeles County...
  • US: Judge denies request to stop anti-Muslim film clip September 21, 2012

    Los Angeles: An actress who appeared in an anti-Muslim film trailer that sparked violence in the Middle East has lost her legal challenge to have the 14-minute trailer taken down from YouTube. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Luis Lavin rejected the request from Cindy Lee Garcia on Thursday because...
  • Chennai: US visa services to resume on Monday September 21, 2012

    Chennai: The United States Consulate General in the city, which had suspended its visa services since Friday following an attack by protesting members of an Islamic organisation, said that it will resume its services on Monday even as Consul General Jennifer McIntyre met City Police Commissioner S George for over...
  • 'Anti-Islam' film: Pakistan braces for more protests September 21, 2012

    Pakistan has declared Friday a holiday, heightened security at the US embassy and blocked mobile towers to put a stop to inflammatory messages. ...
  • Chennai: Chief Imam appeals to protesters to end stir September 20, 2012

    Chennai: Pointing out that violent forms of protests and vandalising public property was antithesis to the teachings of Islam, Chief Imam of the Makkah Masjid, Moulana Shamsudeen Qasimi, on Wednesday appealed to the Muslim community to put and end to the anti-US agitations in the city. In a statement, he...
  • Chennai: 20,000 take to streets in anti-Islam film fury September 19, 2012

    Chennai: Traffic in the heart of the city was paralysed for nearly four hours on Tuesday, as over 20,000 people belonging to 23 Muslim organisations gathered on the Anna Salai-Pudupet junction in a show of strength to protest against alleged anti-Islam film, Innocence of Muslims. The demonstration was by and...
  • Didn't expect backlash: 'Anti-Islam' film actor September 18, 2012

    Lily Dionne, the actor in the 'anti-Islam' film, told CNN that she signed the movie without any prior knowledge about its plot. ...
  • Kabul: Suicide bomber targets mini-bus, kills 9 September 18, 2012

    Kabul: A suicide bomber rammed a small sedan heavily laden with explosives into a mini-bus believed to be carrying foreign aviation workers to the airport in the Afghan capital early on Tuesday, killing at least nine people. Kabul police chief Gen Mohammad Ayub Salangi said the large explosion took place on...