Brazilian Court Orders YouTube to Remove 'Innocence of Muslims’


A Brazilian court on Tuesday banned an online anti-Islam movie, Innocence Of Muslims, that spawned violent protests across the Muslim world and gave YouTube 10 days to pull the film's trailer from its website, according to Reuters.

The decision by a state court in Sao Paulo, home to a large Middle Eastern immigrant community, came hours after Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff criticized "Islamophobia" in Western countries in a speech at the United Nations.

The lawsuit against the controversial film was brought by a Brazilian Muslim group, the National Islamic Union, against YouTube owner Google Inc. for posting on the Internet a film it said was offensive and a violation of the constitutional right to freedom of religion, Reuters reported.

It wasn't the only Brazilian court ruling against Google on Tuesday. Earlier, an elections court ordered the arrest of Google's most senior executive in Brazil after the company failed to take down YouTube videos attacking a local mayoral candidate.

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