14 October 2012
Muslim Action Forum, which was formed by Muslim groups in the UK in response to the anti-Islamic movie held a fresh demonstration outside the Google headquarters in London. Around 10000 Muslims attended the demonstration to urge Google to ban the anti-Islamic movie, Innocence of Muslims.
Buckingham Palace Road in Victoria was closed for three hours on Sunday afternoon by police during the peaceful protest. As many as 800 imams in mosques across Britain helped to organise the protest. The protesters outside Google headquarters carried placards reading “Campaign for Global Civility” and “Don’t they teach manners in Google”.
One of the speakers, Sheikh Faiz Al-Aqtab Siddiqui, said: “Terrorism is not just people who kill human bodies, but who kill human feelings as well. The makers of this film have terrorised 1.6 billion people. Organisations like Google are key players and have to take responsibility for civility. You can’t just say it doesn’t matter that it’s freedom of speech. It’s anarchy.”
Google said the video is “clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on YouTube”, although it has been removed Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and India.
Meanwhile, according to the Telegraph the makers of the movie, along with the Pakistani Minister who has offered a bounty for the killing of the makers of the movie have now been banned from entering the UK.