DAILYKENN.com -- Free speech is a Western concept that alien cultures struggle to grasp. Apparently they don't see the value of freedom of expression.
YouTube, which routinely bounces videos and accounts critical of Islam, has been suspended in Egypt for one month. The reason: YouTube allowed a video critical of Islam to be uploaded to its site.
Egypt today. Europe tomorrow. And imminently the rest of the world.
From reuters.com ▼
Top Egypt court orders temporary YouTube ban over Prophet Mohammad video
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 ministry at the time said it would be impossible to enforce the ruling without also disrupting Google’s Internet search engine, incurring potentially huge costs and job losses in the Arab world’s most populous country.
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