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Exclusive: Bangladesh Blocks YouTube Over Anti-Islam Movie

Around 90% of Bangladesh population is Muslims. Government sources told earlier on Friday more than 10,000 protesters demonstrated against the film in Dhaka and tried to march to the US embassy before they were blocked by police.

People burning US and Isreal falg in bangladesh during protest on friday pic credit islami towhidi jonota face book community.
People burning US and Isreal falg in bangladesh during protest on friday pic credit islami towhidi jonota face book community.

(SALEM) - Bangladesh has blocked the video sharing website YouTube for hosting an anti-Islam movie that insults the Prophet Muhammad on Monday.

Visitors from different parts of Bangladesh has confirmed and reconfirmed that they are unable to access you tube after 5:05pm on Monday.

Acting Chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Giasuddin Ahmed told that earlier Bangladesh government has officially written to the Google Inc to remove the ‘Innocence of Muslims' from its site on Sunday.

Government Sources said there was no response from the search engine and then we made the decision to block you tube.

Earlier on Saturday Bangladesh government officially protested the release of the film.

Around 90% of Bangladesh population is Muslims. Government sources told earlier on Friday more than 10,000 protesters demonstrated against the film in Dhaka and tried to march to the US embassy before they were blocked by police.

Government was fearful that opposition will take the opportunity to use against the ruling party .To avoid further violence and the government has blocked you tube.

Similarly Afghan government has blocked YouTube and Indonesian government has also written to Google for withdrawing the video clip.

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Salem-News.com Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes is a Bangladeshi journalist, human rights activist and author was born on 25 December, 1985 in Dhaka. As an investigative journalist he wrote widely for leading European and Asian media outlets.

He is also active in advocating for free and independent media and journalists’ rights, and is part of the free media movement, Global Independent Media Center – an activist media network for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate telling of the truth. He worked for Italian news agency Asianews.it from year 2009 to 2011, on that time he was accredited as a free lance journalist by the press information department of Bangladesh. During this time he has reported a notable numbers of reports for the news agency which were translated into Chinese and Italian and quoted by notable number of new outlets all over the world.He, ideologically, identifies himself deeply attached with anarchism. His political views are often characterized as “leftist” or “left-wing,” and he has described himself as an individualist anarchist.


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