YouTube didn’t have to yank anti-Muslim film, court says

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Cindy Lee Garcia, left, an actress in the "Innocence of Muslims", an anti-Islam movie that has spawned violent protests across the Muslim world, holds a news conference outside her attorney's office after a court hearing in Los Angeles, California on September 20, 2012. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Bret Hartman 
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Cindy Lee Garcia, left, an actress in the "Innocence of Muslims", an anti-Islam movie that has spawned violent protests across the Muslim world, holds a news conference outside her attorney's office after a court hearing in Los Angeles, California on September 20, 2012. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Bret Hartman *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-YOUTUBE-VIDEOS, originally transmitted on May 20, 2015.

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SAN FRANCISCO — An appeals court has overturned a controversial ruling that required YouTube to take down a video that disparaged Muslims.

  • A good example of an overly sensitive society reacting one way or the other trying to anticipate fallout and liability. A wonderfully litigious society we live in isn’t it?

  • “Fight those who believe not in Allah.” – (Sura 9:29)
    “Prophet, make war on the infidel.” – (Sura 66:9)
    “Infidels are those who declare: “God is the Christ, the son of Mary.” (Sura 5:17)

    Religion. What could possibly go wrong?

    The irony is that people who point out the harsh bigotry of these holy books will be falsely labeled as being ‘bigoted’ themselves for doing so.
    And worse.

    The world desperately needs a big burst of secularism, humanism and Atheism – very quickly.