If you have been living under a rock you would still know that the Middle East, specifically Egypt and Libya have been in up roar over a two dollar bit film that was produced in the U.S. insulting Prophet Mohamed, aptly titled “The Innocence of Islam”
If you were lucky enough to see the horrendously produced and hillariously lame film, then bravo to you, as Google (YouTube’s mother company) have blocked access to the film in Egypt and Libya, since it has been the cause of deadly riots and protests. So hopefully that will put a stop to people getting more angry and hyped up after viewing it.
Google released a statement saying, “this video — which is widely available on the Web — is clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on YouTube, however, given the very difficult situation in Libya and Egypt, we have temporarily restricted access in both countries.”
Like us many Muslims around the world are insulted by the film’s message portraying the Prophet as a womanizer and one who was intolerant to other religions. As any educated person would know that Islam happens to be one of the most tolerant religions, ruined by those who react in barbaric ways (i.e. the protests we have been seeing, and the killing of the U.S. ambassador in Libya) Thus, ruining our image in the media and to the rest of the world.
This like everything else will blow over, but it seems that the U.S. is worried about the backfire that this video will create amongst extremist groups therefore, urging Youtube to block the video completely.
We Said This: Have you seen the video? What are your thoughts?