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Muhammad as he is portrayed in "Innocence of Muslims."

Google has rejected a White House request to remove the anti-Muslim video ‘trailer’ of a supposed full length, anti-Muslim movie titled “Innocence of Muslims,”” from YouTube, but is restricting access to it in certain countries.

The White House said on Friday that it had asked YouTube, the online video sharing site, to review whether the video violated its terms of use. Google owns YouTube.


YouTube said in a statement Friday that the video is “clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on YouTube.”

The short film denigrates the Prophet Muhammad, portraying him as a blood thirsty womanizer and pedophile. It ignited mob violence against U.S. and other Western missions around the Muslim world.

“We work hard to create a community everyone can enjoy and which also enables people to express different opinions,” the YouTube statement said. “This can be a challenge because what’s OK in one country can be offensive elsewhere. This video — which is widely available on the Web — is clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on YouTube. However, we’ve restricted access to it in countries where it is illegal such as India and Indonesia as well as in Libya and Egypt, given the very sensitive situations in these two countries. This approach is entirely consistent with principles we first laid out in 2007.”

YouTube’s community guidelines say the company encourages free speech and defends everyone’s right to express unpopular points of view. But YouTube says it does not permit hate speech.

“‘Hate speech’ refers to content that promotes hatred against members of a protected group,” the guidelines say. “Sometimes there is a fine line between what is and what is not considered hate speech. For instance, it is generally okay to criticize a nation, but not okay to make insulting generalizations about people of a particular nationality.”


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Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth,,, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


  1. Sticks and stones may break my bones but words shall never hurt me. It's obfuscation on the part of the govt officials and the terrorists to hide behind this film. The film gave cover for these savages to murder. They do this all the time. We've gotten past the point of being PC about Islam. They are at war with the West. We'll have to respond to that, eventually.

  2. Good for Google!
    For once I see that Google will not delete the truth for everything in the video is factual and from the Koran. Not that the Koran is entirely false. Mohammed condemned the Jewish Talmud claiming that the Jews put it in place of the Torah. (Sura 43:21-23) which is not true; yet, Mohammed plagiarized the Jewish Talmud, Targum and Midrash to write his Koran. A commentary by a Rabbi in the Talmud on the story of Cain and Abel was plagiarized by the Koran…Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5. One can find a bunch of these Koran plagiarisms of the Jewish Talmud if you search for youtube “Mohammed copied teachings from the Jewish Talmud.”.

    Yori, kol hakavod to you for posting that video.

  3. Yori, another great blog, thanks.
    Just a little correction if you don’t mind, however, for this film is a little over 6 months old and it seems that according to Debka, the Muslims were searching for an excuse to attack USA interests for their 9/11 celebration; so, what you stated has little to do with it. [“The short film denigrates the Prophet Muhammad, portraying him as a blood thirsty womanizer and pedophile. It ignited mob violence against U.S. and other Western missions around the Muslim world.”].

    “The US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three staff members at the US consulate in Benghazi were deliberately murdered Tuesday night Sept 11 just after memorial ceremonies were held in America for the victims of the 9/11 outrage. DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources report exclusively that far from being a spontaneous raid by angry Islamists, it was a professionally executed terrorist operation by a professional Al Qaeda assassination team, whose 20 members acted under the orders of their leader Ayman al Zawahri after special training. They were all Libyans, freed last year from prisons where they were serving sentences for terrorism passed during the late Muammar Qaddafi’s rule.
    In a video tape released a few hours before the attack, Zawahri called on the faithful to take revenge on the United States for liquidating one of the organization’s top operatives, Libyan-born Abu Yahya al-Libi in June by a US drone in northwestern Pakistan.
    Its release was the “go” signal for the hit team to attack the US diplomats in Benghazi.”.

  4. 1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by:
    a. Superman b. Jay Leno c. Harry Potter
    d. A Muslim males between the ages of 17 and 40.

    2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by:
    a. Olga Corbett b. Sitting Bull c. Arnold Schwarzenegger
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

    3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by:
    a. Lost Norwegians b. Elvis c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women.
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

    4. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
    a. John Dillinger b. The King of Sweden c. The Boy Scouts.
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

    5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
    a. A pizza delivery boy b. Pee Wee Herman c. Geraldo Rivera
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

    6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by:
    a. The Smurfs b. Davey Jones c. The Little Mermaid.
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

    7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:
    a. Captain Kidd b. Charles Lindberg c. Mother Teresa
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

    8. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
    a. Scooby Doo b. The Tooth Fairy c. The Sundance Kid.
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

    9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
    a. Richard Simmons b. Grandma Moses c. Michael Jordan
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

    10. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
    a. Mr. Rogers
    b. Hillary Clinton, to distract attention from Wild Bill's women problems.
    c. The World Wrestling Federation.
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

    11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers.
    Thousands of people were killed by:
    a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd.
    b. The Supreme Court of Florida c. Mr. Bean
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

    12. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:
    a. Enron b. The Lutheran Church c. The NFL
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

    13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:
    a. Bonnie and Clyde b. Captain Kangaroo c. Billy Graham
    d. Muslim males mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

    No, I really don't see a pattern here, to justify profiling, do you?:-)

  5. @Raymond … B-52's I am ex-Air force … carpet bomb? We have not had the provocation as of yet. They are working on pulling my last nerve… nah, B-52's are retired. FB-111's, yet another of my favorites with the PAVETAC, retired – good way to get rid of the aging H-130's and the "Puff the Magic" dragons. Will put 6 inch shells – in every inch of a football field in minutes.

  6. To state the truth is always an "atatck on islam." But the islamists don't seem to have any problem – and I presume because Jews and Christians do believe in peace – posting EVERY DAY videos and cartoons attacking Judaism and Christianity. Why is the muHAMmed? Look in the mirror. Freedom of speech lives on…and not you, your terrorist allies, or the "g-d in his own mind' in the White House will change that. Good for you Google

  7. And you will of course set up a committee to determine what is 'hate speech'? So, even if you speak the truth…if it is offensive, then censor it? Then move to a country that does that – perhaps Egypt

  8. You should all accept the truth that Muhammad PBUH was the last prophet and is the great man of the world, we all Muslim always unite on his name and you can see TV news about strike in different countries against this film and can guess that how are Muslims are together,
    these types of insulting movies are going against your favor and you should look in the mirror

  9. YOU attacked us in 48,56,67,73, and numerous times in between and since. You obviously don't care that tens of thousands of your fascist goat sexers were killed in doing so By your post muHAMmed, you PROVE that yours is a cult of blood and violence. We appreciate your candor that islam would die if you could not commit random acts of genocide in the name of honor murders, pedophilia, and bestiality

  10. You must show the reality at your media when what happen with you, Our Islam give us lesson we should all respect all other religion, don't kill women, children and old men even in war but even it say don't bear the insult against Muhammad PBUH. so you should give some clearly wisdom on your media and ask him to show you the clear picture about Muslims

  11. Rabbi Mosheh Ben Maimon, Rambam – Maimonides, in 1172 wrote an Epistle to Yemenite Jews in which he referred to Muhammad as a false prophet and an insane man. “After [Yeska] arose the Madman who emulated his precursor [Yeska], since he paved the way for him. But he added the further objective of procuring rule and submission [pursuit of sovereignty] and he invented what is well known [Islam].”.

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