Topic: Anti-Islam movie protests
Access to Google's email service, Gmail, and search engine has been restricted in Iran© www.google.ru
MOSCOW, September 25 (RIA Novosti)
- Chechen Providers Block YouTube over Anti-Islam Movie
- Prosecutor Warns Social Network Against ‘Innocence’
- Iran Threatens Google over 'Nameless Gulf’
- U.S. Judge Denies Request to Remove Muhammad Video from YouTube
- West Calls for End to Anti-Muslim Movie-Sparked Protest
- Hezbollah Urges New Lebanon Protests over Anti-Islam Movie
Access to Google's email service, Gmail, and search engine has been restricted in Iran, the BBC reported.
Iranians are already prevented by a firewall from accessing various Western sites.
The latest restriction comes as protests continue across the Muslim world against a U.S.-privately produced controversial anti-Islamic movie posted on YouTube that mocks the Prophet Muhammad.
A government deputy minister announced the ban on Sunday on state television.
"Google and Gmail will be filtered nationwide, and will remain filtered until further notice," the BBC quoted an adviser to Iran's public prosecutor's office Abdul Samad Khoramabadi, as saying on state TV on Sunday.
Text messages with similar warnings were also sent to nationals’ mobile phones.
Following protests and claims of vote fraud after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s re-election in mid-2009, Google-owned YouTube site has been censored in Iran. Censorship is also applied to the websites of the Guardian, BBC and CNN, as well as some other web services, including Facebook and Twitter.
Innocence of Muslims triggered protests in the Muslim world. In Libya, they led to an attack on the U.S. consulate that left Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others Americans dead.
Search giant Google has already blocked access to the video in several Islamic countries.
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
We have witnessed the total defeat of western Ukraine, Western nationalists and the West in general, which made the unfortunate decision to support the anti-government activity. They failed to realize that the collapse of Yanukovych means the collapse of Ukrainian unity. They set fire to their own home and planted a time bomb under Ukraine’s territorial integrity.