Egypt telecoms authority says can’t block YouTube

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                    By Associated Press Published: Feb 16, 2013 at 2:32 PM PST
Egypt telecoms authority says can't block YouTube
Egyptians log on to the Internet at a community center in front of a mosque in Cairo, Egypt.

CAIRO (AP) – An Egyptian rights group and the nation’s telecommunication’s ministry have filed appeals to reverse a court order to block YouTube.

Last week, a judge ordered the government to block access to the video-sharing website for 30 days for its carrying of an anti-Islam video that set off deadly riots last year.

The ministry said this week it cannot block access to YouTube because of high technical costs, adding that it cannot legally monitor the content of social media websites.

The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression in Egypt said Saturday that it too filed an appeal, calling the verdict “collective punishment.”

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6 Replies to “Egypt telecoms authority says can’t block YouTube”

  1. ….filed an appeal, calling the verdict “collective punishment.”
    As “collective punishment” is allowed in Islam will that appeal get far?

  2. Muslims of America demands at least $3 million in damages for defamation and libel, and an injunction, gag order, restraining order and costs.

    The Muslims of America asked a federal judge to silence and punish the Christian Action Network and its founder, who allegedly defamed the group as terrorists, and their close-knit communities as Islamic training camps.
    The Muslims of America Inc. sued Martin Mawyer and his Christian Action Network in Federal Court. It also sued Patti Pierucci, whom it describes as a ghostwriter and co-author with Mawyer of the book “Twilight in America: the Untold Story of Islamic Terrorist Training Camps in America.”

    The group claims that the “provocative and defamatory statements” were made in the book, and “uttered by Mawyer on various media outlets including Fox News[…]

    The Muslims of America demands retractions and a gag order against further defamation. It also wants sales of the book “Twilight in America” enjoined.

    more on the page :

    Martin Mawyer on SunTV :

  3. Another wound to western civilization that has been inflicted by political correctness, without political correctness groups like this would be common knowledge.

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