YouTube Banned For A Month In Egypt

An Egyptian court has order a ban on YouTube in that country for a month over an anti-Islamic film that caused deadly riots.

This came after a citizen complained that the film was a threat to peace in the country.

The crudely made “Innocence of Muslims” depicted the Prophet Mohammed as a buffoon and paedophile, and sparked a wave of angry anti-American protests across the Middle East in which more than 30 people were killed.

The Egyptian government had not made a comment on the ruling by Saturday.

YouTube has been banned in Pakistan since November last year and it looks as if Egypt will take the same course.

Access to the film is restricted in certain countries including Egypt but it seems as if the courts now believe that is not enough and have ban the whole website.

Probably not the kind of changes the Egyptians were looking at when they got rid of former leader Hosni Mubarak.