Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Web sites blocked in Indonesia over Quran film

: Indonesian Internet companies blocked entree to YouTube and MySpace on Tuesday, heeding a authorities order aimed at fillet people from watching an anti-Islam movie by a Dutch lawmaker.

Anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders posted the 15-minute film on the Internet on March 27. It have since been widely available on blogs and file-sharing sites.

Indonesia's chief Internet service suppliers all said they had temporarily blocked YouTube, MySpace, Google Video and other file-sharing Web sites.

The authorities ordered the suppliers to barricade the land sites last week, saying Wilders' movie "could upset dealings between the faiths."

Last year, Kingdom Of Thailand blocked YouTube for four calendar months because of cartridge holders it deemed violative to its king. The prohibition was lifted after YouTube's owner, Google Inc., agreed not to let pictures that interruption Tai laws or pique the Tai people. Today in Asia - Pacific

In February, YouTube was unaccessible globally for respective hours after the authorities of Islamic Republic Of Pakistan blocked it, citing what it said were cartridge holders in which Wilders made denigrating comments about Islam.

Wilders' movie intersperses scenes of recent panic onslaughts with poetries from the Quran, Islam's holy book, and addresses from Islamic extremists calling for onslaughts on non-Muslims. It have been condemned as racist and deceptive by authorities around the world.

Indonesia is the world's most thickly settled Moslem nation, but its authorities is secular and hard-line interpretations of the religion generally make not pull much support.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who trusts on the support of respective Muslim political parties in Parliament, have condemned the film.

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