Google Executive Arrested as Brazil Bans Anti-Muslim Film

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Pakistani activists take part in a protest against an anti-Islam film at Karachi on September 26, 2012.

The trailer for an anti-Islam film released on YouTube earlier this month has been banned by a Brazilian court in Sao Paulo. Judge Gilson Delgado Miranda argued that the case “juxtaposed freedom of expression” with the need to protect people from “action that might incite religious discrimination,” as a  report by Reuters put it. The decision was made a few hours after the Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff spoke at the U.N. General Assembly in New York of the “Islamaphobia” spreading throughout Western countries. Outbreaks of violence have occurred worldwide since the release of the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ trailer.

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Tuesday also saw an order for the arrest of Google’s most senior executive in Brazil, Fabio Jose Silva Coehlo. Judge Falvio Peren of the Mato Grosso do Sul region ordered Coehlo’s arrest in response to a video on YouTube — a site owned by Google — which made negative remarks about a local mayoral candidate. Google ignored the order to remove the video and is now looking to appeal the decision. It claims not to hold responsibility over any content uploaded by a third party.

Google opened its first Brazilian office in 2005 and often has to deal with questions of freedom of expression on its sites, including YouTube. The company’s stated policy is that Google works to “defend the Internet as a free and open platform for information, communication and innovation.” However, its ‘Hate Speech’ clause prohibits the distribution of “content that promotes hatred or violence towards groups of people based on their race, religion (…) or sexual orientation.”

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The Brazilian Internet service provider Embratel has been ordered to block YouTube in the city of Campo Grande for a period of 24 hours.

38 comments
Rick Thompson
Rick Thompson

Your call is essentially for censorship and the last gasp by someone in a loosing argument.  

Rick Thompson
Rick Thompson

Unhinged Muslims are pushing their barbarous Sharia law worldwide, aided by cultural crackpots in free countries who are conspiring with them.  Brazil's actions shouldn't be surprising, given its current president was a Marxist guerrilla.  "Progressive" movements in western countries are seizing on any excuse to impose censorship.  The first battleground is the internet, and the eventual goal is for a tyrannical global government  that will control all speech.

eslaporte
eslaporte

Do you suppose we're going to see an "Innocence of Jews" spoof?

How about an "Innocence of Black Africans" or "Innocence of Gays" lampoon films?

Please make them soon - the world of "free speech" needs them!!!

goldengrain
goldengrain

This is ridiculous!  I never thought to see the day when our cherished democratic ideals would be held hostage by bullies. 

If we cave into them now, there will just be more of them later.  They have large families.

The thing to do is, make them conform to the higher ideal - to freedom and respect for all.

These people are ignorant savages. They should be made to sign a loyalty oath to the laws of any country that they try to gain citizenship in.   

 

kantut2000
kantut2000

If you're so secure of your religion's holiness, why can't you stand any

criticism of it?  If your god is so all-powerful, why does he have such a

thin skin?  If Muhammad just a prophet, why are so many people willing

to die for him like they worship him?

Just face it, muslim.  Your positions are untenable and illogical. 

Also, not everyone believes the same thing you do.

kantut2000
kantut2000

@Ramy Sayed:  The point of freedom is that I will be free to say what I want and that you will be free to refute it or ignore it.  Conversely, you can insult me as much as you like and I will be free to refute it or ignore it as well.  We're actually extending that freedom to you right now by not destroying you all considering how much of a risk you are to us.

kantut2000
kantut2000

@Ramy Sayed: So non-muslims have to pay "jizya" for "protection".  Hmmm... That sounds suspiciously like something the Mafia would do.  In other parts of the world, "jizya" would be called "extortion" then. When they join the military, isn't that one of the steps to force them to convert to Islam? How do you think non-muslims will be treated inside a muslim military? Way to show how non-subjugationist Islam is. How respectful of other religions is that?

Rick Thompson
Rick Thompson

Excellent point.  Islam is no more than a bullying devil-cult that brings out the worst in humanity.

Ramy Sayed
Ramy Sayed

Thanks very much

for this just attitude, now we know that there's a right of respect in your

country unlike other countries like USA or France that assume they are the

freedom fighters, it's more like oil fighters. Freedom doesn’t mean insult

people by words or by hands because Freedom is Rights; it's my right to be

protected from whom would mock me or humiliate me in the name of freedom. If

you're mean and you really eager to insult me go ahead but do this in a low

profile mode NOT on Public …; because in this case you're not trying

to insult me but to pour dirt on my image for own purposes . You're not supposed

to experience ill mouth functions on me so keep your harm short. I really don't

understand why did he make this movie; it's all lies none of it is true.

Therefore, it's not aimed for mocking but something else maybe to provoke the

Muslims to do something savage defending God's last prophet, in order to prove

to the whole world his sick image of Islam that he had manifested through this trivial

movie.

kantut2000
kantut2000

 If you're so secure of your religion's holiness, why can't you stand any criticism of it?  If your god is so all-powerful, why does he have such a thin skin?  If Muhammad just a prophet, why are so many people willing to die for him like they worship him?

Just face it, muslim.  Your positions are untenable and illogical.  Also, not everyone believes the same thing you do.  Just keep your "ill mouth functions" to yourself.

Zeeshan Parvez
Zeeshan Parvez

 Kotay ka bacha (son of a dog). Go fuck your mother you bastard.

Ramy Sayed
Ramy Sayed

Oh Dear, you're gonna make cry. I told u I have a tender heart, didn't I?! Ops, you don't care, how can I miss that? Didn't you hear about zakzh that Muslims has to pay? Is it an extortion too? You're term of Freedom is disrespectable and corrupted and that's why westerns hardly find a virgin in the whole state. Look, I only made a comment to thank that good act of Brazil nothing else and I found you babbling non-sense; and God knows how I've tried to talk to by reason but reason you do not seek. First, criticism is to criticize something in the religion not in your fiction. And if you want debates search you will find many of them on the internet, that's criticism not insulting. For the record, It's the only religion "on earth" that calls you to worship one God: many people think that there's no God at all, as if we were just existed from nowhere placed in the only planet suitable to live on and what a surprise there're seeds u put it in soil and water just come down from up high growing that seed to become food and all of a sudden your guts extract all the needs of…etc. And about Christianity, your hard belief is only doubt. The God of Christians was sending prophets from mega old time, to people who worship others than him but suddenly he decided to come down himself and make love with a earthy creature/or the mother of him (reasonable ha!) to have a baby and Guess who that baby is?! It's God too. Surprise, Happy birthday reason. I' m out of this discussion(to me) this brawl (to you) and I shall not have any other comments on this page. And you can mock and dis- respect whatever you please, have a nice time, but keep on your mind that there is a Judgment day and ONLY THEN (I hope before) you will know the truth. Here are some revelations for just not to say ,"No one told me about You, God". From Surat Az-Zumar (Say, "O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful." 53 And return [in repentance] to your Lord and submit to Him before the punishment comes upon you; then you will not be helped. 54 And follow the best of what was revealed to you from your Lord before the punishment comes upon you suddenly while you do not perceive, 55 Lest a soul should say, "Oh [how great is] my regret over what I neglected in regard to Allah and that I was among the mockers." 56 Or [lest] it say, "If only Allah had guided me, I would have been among the righteous." 57 Or [lest] it say when it sees the punishment, "If only I had another turn so I could be among the doers of good." 58 But yes, there had come to you My verses, but you denied them and were arrogant, and you were among the disbelievers. 59 And on the Day of Resurrection you will see those who lied about Allah [with] their faces blackened. Is there not in Hell a residence for the arrogant? 60

Here I told you. Disbelive , mock or believe your choice…Farewell

Eddyguest
Eddyguest

Same Quran says the following.

[Juma`h 62:6] Say, “O Jews! If you assume that you are Allah’s friends, others are not, then wish for death if you are truthful!”

What i don't understand is why the ignorance of Muslim scholars not teaching that islam originated from jewish religion same as Christianity did. The" One God " teaching.

That the future judgment of Allah is the same hope of Christianity? Only guess what --Christ --first spoke of the judgement before Mohamed stole the idea! 

I am sure Moham was peaceful loving prophet conquering nations and destroying those who were not friends of Allah.

Let's get over it though Back in ancient times the jewish people of Isreal are not  without war stories either. Conquering lands and nations and murdering every man women and child commanded of God.

I think the hate comes from old out dated writings that have no particular place in present day intelligent modern society we live in.

I agree this youtube video is rediculous yes because he could not have been gay becuase he had many wives. But so did king David of the jews and many other kings of old. Like who cares these people who made the video will stand judgment no @Ramy?

The Christian God(same as your God by the way) will make an example of them in judgement time when ahemm Christ returns :)

@Ramy Sayad --the true bible scholars dont think Christ is God its not practical teaching anyhow. Makes no sense.

Eddyguest
Eddyguest

I have some scripture to quote to! I am not muslim but I can quote from english Quran written clear as can be.

Sura 5 - Al-Maeda (MADINA) : Verse 51

O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. They are friends one to another. He among you who taketh them for friends is (one) of them. Lo! Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.

And

goldengrain
goldengrain

Oh, Ramy, we have such differing viewpoints of the world!  I did not read your entire post.  I stopped when you made me laugh that somehow having a lot of virgins is a good thing. 

I cannot get my mind around people actually believing that.  Most parents here know their sons and daughters will not be virgins when they marry.  What does that matter?  It doesn't.

It was just so funny that you said this.  Do you really understand us so little?

Quoting scripture is meaningless to most westerners, either from the Koran or from the Bible. You must know that from reading our posts. We consider religious belief something personal, and on the whole not to be mixed up with governing or dictating the lives of peoples in our countries.

kantut2000
kantut2000

 You do realize that quoting your version of scripture is useless to someone who doesn't believe in it, right?  I might as well wipe my behind with the pages of your holy book.  Believe what you will, muslim.  Go and pray to your god who can't even take an insult and laugh at himself.

Ramy Sayed
Ramy Sayed

Oh dear, you're gonna make me cry. I told u I have a tender heart, didn't I? Oh I forgot u don't care. That's cool. Look, there's something I want to tell you before u prejudge me, once before I  decided not be a natural porn -Muslim. My parents are Muslims then here comes up another Muslim. I read about many beliefs and all the divine religions and even the sub- tree of every religin amd I 've found that Islam is the only reasonable religion "on the earth". So I became a fresh new Muslim. But I want to ask u a question, is your Christianty religion tells u to "damn" people just like u did?

Zainab Rhazi
Zainab Rhazi

Time editors, please double check your facts

Zainab Rhazi
Zainab Rhazi

 You might want to read up on it first. You're lumping up more than a billion Muslims with the violent minority. It's like saying that all Christians are like Hitler because he and his goons misrepresent anything human. The same goes with Al Qaeda and other extremists who do not represent Islam. Not one bit!

goldengrain
goldengrain

 There is no way that I think these violent idiots represent all Muslims, but Muslim countries are known for their violence and there has to be some responsibility taken for allowing that to continue.   Even in western countries they kill their daughters and wives for disobedience. 

So, I am not so sure that there is not tacit agreement from the majority towards the actions of the ignorant hostile masses. 

At the very least, educate people so that they can understand that not everyone sees the world the same way and others have an equal right to their opinions. 

Otherwise, your lives are just spent kow towing to bullies - or, you agree with them.  

kantut2000
kantut2000

 Yeah!  It's not like they lump all of America with the actions of a single filmmaker and consider his opinion as representative of the country he lives in...

Oh wait, they do.

Ramy Sayed
Ramy Sayed

How do you expect us to respect a country that their governmet equals insulting to freedom?!! But sorry to say that the government represents the whole people in that county, don't they have all mighty democracy?  And no, we don't blame all the Americans just the ones are responsible for this film and the ones who have the power to stop it and they don't.

Rick Thompson
Rick Thompson

I don't care if you respect this country or not.  None of you deserve to be here.  

Islam: bringing the world forward into the 10th cEntury.

goldengrain
goldengrain

But that is where they are showing their ignorance.  Even people with whom I disagree have a right to speak.  That film, everyone says is in bad taste, but they are allowed to speak. 

The guilty parties here are the rioters who would shut down the right to free speech.  Religion and politics are both matters of choice, a decision made.   Freedom of thought and speech is the way in which we gain an understanding of the world, we gain intelligence.  It should never be stifled. 

It is no accident that those rioting are probably the dumbest examples in their respective countries.

Just as you are free to try to recruit people into Islam, others are free to denigrate the religion and to talk people into leaving it. The freedoms of religion that those in the west have also offer people the freedom from religion.

Tommygun329
Tommygun329

 The point of freedom of speech is because it allows ideas to flow and it couldn't possibly hurt anyone.  And yes, insulting is freedom, and how about instead of stopping the film why doesn't the world just ignore what they don't like.  I'm sorry but the movie hasn't hurt anyone.  At all.  And it never will.  It's the peoples stupid "reactions", oh wait, they just hate people who don't agree with them.  I don't think that thye are all like this, there were people having signs apologizing and there were a lot of muslims who met the Pope when he was neverby just to be nice.  If anyone thinks that this represents America and they kill over it, then they are simply using it as an excuse or are extremely overreactive.  Insulting is freedom, because it's the other persons fault it they are offended.

kantut2000
kantut2000

 That's the point of freedom, you sheep-fornicating stooge!  It means being able to express what you want without worrying about getting killed!  If you understood the concept and accepted it, you would also understand that you are free to NOT listen to what is being said and go on with your life.

The same freedom would also apply to you in that you could insult anyone and not be afraid of being killed.  Hell, we're extending that freedom to you now by not bombing your turbaned ass to kingdom come!  Your kind and your god-damned religion are just too stupid to give that freedom to anybody else, despite the fact that other people give it to you.

kantut2000
kantut2000

"Action that might incite religious discrimination"?  I only see one religion getting violent over all this.  Thousands of other films have been made blaspheming other religions but you don't see them killing ambassadors and torching embassies.  People don't want to face it, but Islam is the most violent religion on the face of the planet and if it's not stopped it will burn its way through the world.  It does not have the equivalent of "turn the other cheek".  It has "strike the enemy at the neck".  The more you apologize and coddle it, the more it thinks you're weak and deserve to be destroyed.  Death is the only language these pieces of offal understand, so we should speak to them in that manner.  It's them or us.

Ramy Sayed
Ramy Sayed

How nice, my

religion " is the most violent religion on the face of the planet and if

it's not stopped it will burn its way through the world." says who?! You

know what makes me wonder: invading most of our countries and extracting its

wealth, deploying traitors after their departure to make sure the wealth line

never come to an end, raping our women and recently men…etc, and finally we are

THE MOST VICIOUS CREATURES on earth. You've just put a smile on my face. And

please, don't call us names again because I have a really tender heart here.

Rick Thompson
Rick Thompson

Islam's image problems won't be cured by screaming murderous hoards, spineless politically-correct enablers or brazen lies attempting to cover its 1500 years of violent intolerance.   People will accept your "religion" when its followers start accepting others who choose not to be not in lockstep with its rigid ideology.  And quit assaulting freedoms by trying to export your tyranny into our countries.  

kantut2000
kantut2000

I can call you names as much as I like because I do not respect you or your religion or your damned "tender heart".  Why should I, when you certainly have not shown any respect for other religions yourself?  Have you ever heard of something called "jizya" where the moment your kind is in charge, you tax other religions until they're either broke or convert to you?

Learn to take insults, muslim.  Your kind have certainly earned it.

Bruce Ramsey
Bruce Ramsey

I wonder how Muslims would feel if a religion took over their country and forced all Muslims to pay a high tax until they said Allah was MORE than One, and, instead of bowing to Mecca five times a day, they had to face Las Vegas three times a day, or, be killed after the religion's sacred months were past (like the Qur'an says for Muslims to do with non-Muslims in 9:1-5, 29).  I wonder if Muslims would have a problem with that.

Ramy Sayed
Ramy Sayed

 

jizya, your

ignorance precedes u. You know that this jizya being paid by non Muslims in an

Islamic country, is just for protection from outer risks and invaders. And if

the non Muslims join the army, then there's no jizya. That proves you are just

talking from a fake background.

Kimsbenn
Kimsbenn

Typical. Those who enjoy freedom of speech are suddenly willing to give it up. If you can be arrested for this, a fictional movie, what next? Are you prepared to be arrested for a movie against Christians? Oh, did you forget The Last Temptation of Christ? Christians didn't riot so no need to arrest anyone? What if there was worldwide outrage for education? Would you suddenly arrest teachers?

Zainab Rhazi
Zainab Rhazi

 He was not arrested because of the movie against Prophet Mohamed. He was arrested for violating election LAW. I can't believe Time has twisted the story entirely. Double check CNN, BBC, and any other source:

http://in.reuters.com/article/...

True, a different court also ordered the removal of the stupid trailer, but that was not the reason why he was arrested.