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Published On: Mon, Oct 15th, 2012

Thousands protest Google office in London to get YouTube Muhammad video taken down

Thousands of Muslims are engaged in a series of protests against Google HQ for a “hateful and offensive” anti-Islam video, saying they now live in an “age of mockery”.

A protest by over 10,000 Muslims outside the offices of Google in London Sunday may the first in a series of orchestrated attempts to force the company to remove an anti-Islamic film from website YouTube in Britain.

Thousands had travelled from as far afield as Glasgow to take part in the demonstration, ahead of a planned million-strong march in Hyde Park in coming weeks, reports the Telegraph.

A YouTube video is considered blasphemy towards the Islam prophet Muhammad.

Organiser Masoud Alam said: “Our next protest will be at the offices of Google and YouTube across the world. We are looking to ban this film. This is not freedom of expression, there is a limit for that. This insult of the Prophet will not be allowed.

Hundreds of imams from across the country helped organize the events which involved speeches and prayers.

A YouTube spokesperson said: “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.”

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