Anti-Islam Film Banned from Lebanonإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Judge Nadim Zwein prohibited on Monday the airing of the anti-Islam film, Innocence of Muslims, in Lebanon due to its “great offense” to Islam.
The decision was made after it was found that the movie contained several scenes that are considered to be offensive.
A request has been made to YouTube, Liveleak, and the Hollywood Reporter websites to ban the airing of the film in Lebanon.
The judge also ordered the Information Ministry and all internet service providers to take the necessary measures to stop its broadcast in Lebanon.
A fine of $1million will be laid down against any side that violates the judge's order.
The anti-Islam film sparked outrage and violent protests against the United States throughout the Muslim world over the past two weeks.
The violence culminated in an attack against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in Libya that resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three staff members.
In Lebanon, the outrage against the film translated into attacks against the KFC fast food restaurant in the northern city of Tripoli and its Nabatiyeh branch in the South.
One person was also killed in the Tripoli unrest.