Google asks court to put anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims back on YouTube

Appeals court is reconsidering a decision which ordered YouTube to take down an anti-Islam film clip that sparked violence in the Middle East and led to death threats. The case sparked debates about freedom of speech and censorship.

A lawyer for Google told an 11-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in California on Monday that free speech is in jeopardy if the ruling stands to keep an anti-Islamic film off its YouTube service. A divided three-judge panel ordered YouTube to pull the video in February, after deciding that actress Cindy Lee Garcia had a copyright claim to the low-budget video, titled ‘Innocence of Muslims.’

  • DMB

    Wow that is surprising that a corporation is willing to side with free speech rather than capitulate to the Islamist’s agenda or even if it was against the militant left or gay agenda it is still great news. I guess it is really difficult to make Google products Halal!

  • The Goat

    Google likes to be the ones shutting down videos.

  • pdxnag

    I had thought it only depicted Islam and Mohammad? The depiction might have been enjoyable to a Muslim, for whom Mohammad was the perfect man. It was perfect except only that depictions might be prohibited.

    Now who would be offended by the perfect acts of the perfect man?

  • roccolore

    Hamas-CAIR will probably sue if Google gets its way.

  • Clausewitz

    They should bring back the video on youtube the same day that Clinton announces her run for President.

  • seaoh

    Sorry stopped reading the article “ordered you tube to take down anti Islam film clip that sparked violence in the Middle East ”
    I’m tired of the lies and distortion of history nobody had bothered to even view this “film” until Clinton scape goatee it for Bengazi

  • luna