Muslims Protest Outside Google UK Headquarters Over “Innocence Of Muslims” [Video]

    October 15, 2012
    Chris Crum
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On Sunday, thousands of Muslims (around 3,500 according to The Huffington Post, but more like 10,000 according to The Telegraph) gathered in protest outside of Google’s London HQ over the company’s refusal to remove the controversial Innocence Of Muslims film from YouTube.

Some held signs saying, “Larry Page supports terrorism.”

Here’s a video from the protest that has been uploaded to YouTube:

Here’s a video the Telegraph has shared:

Here is what YouTube (Google) has said in a statement (via The Telegraph) regarding its refusal to remove the video in question:

“We work hard to create a community everyone can enjoy and which also enables people to express different opinions. This can be a challenge because what’s OK in one country can be offensive elsewhere. This video – which is widely available on the Web – is clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on YouTube.”

If one goes to view the video on YouTube, they are met with the following message before they can click through to watch it:

The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as being potentially offensive or inappropriate. Viewer discretion is advised.

The option to not display this warning in the future is available.

“Innocence of Muslims” is also the top search suggestion from Google’s autocomplete when you get as far as typing “Inn”.

The protests were reportedly just the first in a series, which, according to the Telegraph, will include a “million-strong march in Hyde Park” in the coming weeks.

  • Stuart Parsons

    The film is a badly made piece of cinema rubbish, BUT it contains more than a grain of truth about Muhammad. Sadly Islam still lives in the 7th century, it cannot properly comprehend, democracy and genuine free speech. Islam is the bully in the World’s playground.

  • earthman-now

    Muslims in London can do better by protesting against Taliban sending a message to Taliban leaders to grow up. offensive,mocking videos are here today gone tomorrow. In this age of internet and information gagging google or govts is only superficial satisfaction for the protest organisers who i think are angry and fuming with rage about every thing around them in misfitting western non muslim countries.Muslims should understand that their prophet Mohammad had many wives according to islamic history. Fact or not this info is common knowledge available to anyone.mother Mary was virgin and had baby! this is also christian history. krishna seems to have romance with every young lady in the kingdom. people should not take religion seriously. London muslims should issue fatwas against extremists of their faith, talibanis.talibanis tried to kill Malala a kid who favours education for girls. London muslims should go and construct schools to children as priority in down trodden islamic societies in Africa and Asia. West has given a nice generous open situation to make a cofrtable livelihood for immigrants and their children to prosper in peace. This should be aknowledged. this is preferable to living with taliban in the countries where your parents or grand parents came from. cleanup your home first before trying to cleanup the internet dump.

  • NaNaNaNaBatman

    Islam is the bully in the World’s playground??????? Who ever bullied you? just tell me because i’m curious….. I guess worldwide protests mean nothing…… Burning Qurans,drawing cartoons and now this … Just tell me did the Taliban kill more of YOUR peope or OURS???? I am from pakistan and i hate the news channels….People are killed everyday in my country …. You think we like that? Dont we protest? Stop being oversmart… You can only imagine my frustration sitting there in the west….. So many people protested and so many people took advantage of that…. All because of this stupid video…. At least condemn it…. I think in the west the common assumption is that every muslim’s a terrorist…..Please tell if that’s really what you think …. I really want to know what you think.. And please research instead of copy pasting from an anti islamic blog or what your friends passed around as facts during coffee… See the arguments on both sides instead of being one sided… An try not to be offensive

  • Stuart Parsons

    NaNaNaNabatman Read the Quran, Hadiths and Sira. Study the 1400 year history of Islam. In the 57 nations of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation non-Muslims are discriminated against and persecuted even unto the extent of assault, rape and death and it had been so since the delusionsal Muhammad claimed he was receiving messages from a mythical God brought to him by a six-hundred winged angel named Gabriel. Muhammad was a bully who mudered all who spoke out against him. The totally false religion he left us with is THE BULLY IN THE WORLD’S PLAYGROUND.