Monday, September 17, 2012

Banning YouTube in Pakistan

Resistance to digital media and its previously unfettered circulation is moving apace.
Lat week the US Government reportedly asked Google to take down clips from Innocence of Muslims, the film that has generated riots in the Muslim world - that includes Sydney, Australia, not quite an Islamic stronghold!

"...In Pakistan, the prime minister, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, ordered the suspension of YouTube over the "blasphemous" Muhammad film."
Call to Ban You Tube

Escalation of this fury should be expected. The film offers a pretext for anti-US sentiment. Proving that media is much more powerful as a mobilizing tool than almost any other force.