Anti-Islam film to stay on YouTube


An anti-Islam film trailer that has spawned violent protests across the Muslim world can remain on YouTube despite a request from a California actor to have it taken down, a judge has ruled.

Cindy Lee Garcia had sought to have the film removed in a suit filed on Wednesday against YouTube parent company Google and a California man linked to the film. She argued that she was duped into taking part and had since received death threats.

A date for a future hearing was not immediately set.

Garcia’s is the first known civil lawsuit connected to the making of the video that depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a womaniser and a fool. The film helped to generate a torrent of violence across the Muslim world last week. – (Reuters)