SC stops showing of anti-Islamic clip-A A +A
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
MANILA (Updated 6:11 p.m.) -- The controversial movie "Innocence of Muslims" will not be shown on theatres and television after the Supreme Court partially granted Tuesday the petition for temporary restraining order asked by a group of Muslims who disapproved of the film.
A court source said the order was addressed to the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) as the justices also asked MTRCB chairperson Grace Poe-Llamanzares, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa and Ivan Uy of the defunct Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) to comment on the petition.
The Court, however, could not compel websites Google and YouTube to block access to the 14-minute film because these companies were not named respondents in the petition filed on Monday by Bangsamoro Nation.
Sun.Star tried to confirm the development with acting SC spokesperson Gleoresty Guerra but she failed to respond to text messages and calls.
To recall, the film that depicted Muhammad as rude and child molester had resulted in the violent demonstrations against Americans, including its diplomats and envoys in the Middle East.
Google, which owns YouTube, has already blocked access to the American-produced flick in Saudi Arabia upon the order of King Abdullah. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)