Pakistan bans YouTube amid furor over anti-Islam video

The prime minister of Pakistan has banned YouTube in the country over the video site’s refusal to block a clip that mocks the prophet Muhammad.Reuters reports that Raja Pervez Ashraf ordered the country’s Ministry of Information to block YouTube so the video, which he called “blasphemous,” could not be viewed. see:Pakistan blocks YouTube over anti-Islam video
Raja Pervez Ashraf, Pakistan’s prime minister, has ordered YouTube to be blocked after the site “refused to heed to the advice of the government of Pakistan to remove blasphemous film from its site”, a statement from his office said.Attempts to access YouTube on Monday met with a message saying the website had been classed as containing “indecent material” and was blocked on the orders of the Pakistan Telecom Authority.

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