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February 11, 2013 2:13 am

Egypt Suspends Access to YouTube For One Month

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Protestors burning the Israeli flag at Israel's embassy in Cairo in 2011. Photo: wiki commons.

Times of Israel – A Cairo court on Saturday ordered the government to block access to the video-sharing website YouTube for 30 days for carrying an anti-Islam film that caused deadly riots across the world.

Judge Hassouna Tawfiq ordered YouTube blocked for carrying the film, which he described as “offensive to Islam and the Prophet (Muhammad).” He made the ruling in the Egyptian capital where the first protests against the film erupted last September before spreading to more than 20 countries, killing more than 50 people.

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