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article imageThousands of Muslims tell Google take down 'Innocence of Muslims'

By Anne Sewell     Oct 15, 2012 in World
London - In ongoing protests over the YouTube video, "Innocence of Muslims", thousands of Muslims protested outside Google's UK headquarters, saying they now live in an "age of mockery".
Reportedly the video "Innocence of Muslims" is still available on YouTube in the United Kingdom, and around 10,000 Muslims have traveled to London from various parts of the country to protest against this.
This is the first of a series of organized attempts to demand that YouTube, which is a subsidiary of Google, take down the offending video, which has caused outrage worldwide. Protesters say that they will continue until their demand is met.
The demonstrators chanted that the video is "hateful and offensive" and that Muslims now live in an "age of mockery", and carried posters and banners reading, ‘Google Supports Terrorism’ and ‘Freedom of Speech = hatred to Muslims?’ Others read, 'We love our prophet more than our lives' and 'Prophet Muhammad is the founder of freedom of speech.'
Masoud Alam, organizer of the rally, told the Telegraph, "Until it is banned we will keep protesting. This is not freedom of expression; there is a limit for that. This insult of the Prophet will not be allowed.”
Alam said that the group's next action will be a "a million strong" march, which would take place in Hyde Park "in the next few weeks."
According to The Sun, 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."
The YouTube-published trailer for the film "Innocence of Muslims" sparked unrest throughout the Arab world, after it was brought into notice by an Egyptian TV presenter last month. While it is unclear whether the full length film even exists, the protests have continued, even spreading to European and other non-Arab countries.
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