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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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