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YouTube Blocks Anti-Islam Video in Egypt, Libya

Published on September 13, 2012
by Amir Efrati

Google Inc.’s YouTube unit said it blocked a controversial video that negatively depicts the Prophet Muhammad from appearing in Muslim countries including Libya and Egypt, where anti-American riots took place in recent days.

The blocked video, which is available for viewing on YouTube’s website in most countries, is a 14-minute segment billed as “Muhammad Movie Trailer.” The clip depicts Muhammad as a sex-fueled womanizer, among other negative traits, and has been viewed more than 200,000 times since being published on the site in July.

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