Brazilian court bans anti-Islam film from YouTube

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A court in Sao Paulo has ordered YouTube to remove clips of the video that has sparked protests across the Muslim world.

In a statement, the court said Judge Gilson Delgado Miranda gave the video-sharing site ten days to remove videos of the film, “Innocence of Muslims.” After that, it will face fines of $5,000 a day for every day the clips remain accessible in Brazil.

The suit was filed by a group representing Brazil’s Muslim community, the National Union of Islamic Entities. It claimed the film violates the Brazilian constitution, which guarantees religious freedom for all faiths.

“Innocence of Muslims” has enraged many Muslims for its portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad. At least 51 people, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, have been killed in protests over the film.

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