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Russia Bans Controversial Anti-Islam Video

posted on October 2, 2012

Thomas Grove reports for Reuters about Russia’s recent decision to ban the controversial film, “the Innocence of Muslims,” which mocks the Muslim prophet Muhammad. Russia, which has a population of 20 million Muslims, is already confronting an insurgency of Islamist separatists in the north of the country. In an attempt to prevent further insurgency, Russian Prosecutor Viktoria Maslova, who asked that the film be banned, told a Moscow court that the film “puts the Islamic religion in a bad light and aids the rise of religious intolerance in the Russian Federation.”

Read at Reuters