Google Inc was ordered by a US appeals court to remove blasphemous film from its video sharing website YouTube. This blasphemous film has sparked violent protests all over the Muslim world.
A panel of 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Google’s stance that the removal of the blasphemous film titled “Innocence of Muslims” will amount to restraint of speech violation of the US Constitution. The panel rejected this stance by a 2-1 vote.
Cindy Lee Garcia, the complainant had objections on the film that she came to know about a clip she made for a different movie was included in this movie. Garcia’s lawyer Cris Armenta told media that she was happy with this decision. Cris Armenta said
Ordering YouTube and Google to take down the film was the right thing to do. The propaganda film differs so radically from anything that Ms. Garcia could have imagined when the director told her that she was being cast in the innocent adventure film
Back in 2012, this film caused huge unrest among Muslims of Egypt, Libya and other countries. US embassies were attack in Middle East, Asia and Africa and in Benghazi an attack on US diplomatic facility caused the death of four American nationals including US ambassador to Libya.
As a matter of fact, any depiction of the Prophet (PBUH) is considered blasphemous as far as Muslims are concerned.
Google refused on numerous occasions to take down the blasphemous clip from YouTube despite the pressure exerted by White House and other sources.
Due to the presence of this anti-Islamic film on YouTube, many countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sudan and Pakistan had blocked the video streaming website in the countries since 17th of September 2012.