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Egyptian Court Wants To Block YouTube For a Month 188

First time accepted submitter rogue-girl writes that a "Cairo Administrative Court announced earlier on Feb. 9 that a ruling has been issued to block YouTube within the country for 30 days. This decision comes after a lawsuit was filed back in September 2012 during the turmoil caused by the infamous trailer 'The Innocence of Muslims' spread through the popular video platform. The Court has also asked for all websites having published parts or the entire trailer to be banned for 30 days."
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Egyptian Court Wants To Block YouTube For a Month

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  • 30 days? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 09, 2013 @07:00PM (#42846755)

    That should be long enough to reclaim their "innocence."

  • Re:Good! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by flyneye (84093) on Saturday February 09, 2013 @07:15PM (#42846853) Homepage

    Looking at world history, uhm, this can't end well

  • by pla (258480) on Saturday February 09, 2013 @07:38PM (#42846993) Journal
    Yo dawg, I heard you wanted some violence with your violence, so I sent you a prophet!

    Believe whatever you want in private, but the sooner we start considering overt belief in a sky-friend as nothing short of a disease, the better. Religion would count as no fewer than half a dozen major diagnostic categories from the DSM (v4, anyway - who the fark knows what else they screwed up in v5), except that it explicitly exempts religious delusions.

    So no, you all don't actually get a pass any more. You chat with god? Take your olanzapine like a good little psychotic! There we go. Don't we all feel less like blowing up buildings and raping Western reporters now? Hmm, I wonder if we could get it added to their water...

    / And if you consider this trolling... Well, suffice it to say I wish I meant this as a sad attempt at trolling. Not so funny that we really live in this fucked up world.
  • They told me... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by AntiBasic (83586) on Saturday February 09, 2013 @07:38PM (#42846995)

    They told me if I voted for Rmoney, we'd see an administration increasingly supporting despotic, middle eastern regimes... and they were right!

  • by billstewart (78916) on Saturday February 09, 2013 @09:08PM (#42847445) Journal

    I'm still wondering what country you live in that doesn't have an insane government. (That doesn't mean I'd prefer to live in Egypt than where you are, or that Egypt isn't more insane than your country or the US, but the bar's set pretty low here...)

  • by PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) on Saturday February 09, 2013 @10:10PM (#42847697)

    Meanwhile, what authorities are allowing on Egyptian television, []

    CAIRO (AP) — Watching the events in Tunisia, where a leading anti-Islamist politician was shot to death this past week, members of Egypt's liberal opposition are fearfully asking: Could it happen here too?

    Their fears of a renegade Islamist attack on any of the top opposition leaders have been hiked by religious edicts issued by hardline clerics on TV saying they must be killed.

    Islamic democracy functions like this: One man, one vote . . . once.

    Once they get in power, the first order of the day is to kill off any opposition. There is never a real election again.

  • by Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) on Saturday February 09, 2013 @10:41PM (#42847817)

    Both Secretary of State Clinton and President Obama were opposed to the video to cover up their arming of Al Qaeda elements in Libya through the embassy in Benghazi

    Wait, what? Did I read that right? Did you just claim that the US funnelled weapons to an Al Qaeda franchaise through the US consulate in Benghazi? Really? And you got a +5 for that bullshit? Man.

"There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them" - Heisenberg