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'Innocence of Muslims' Banned by Moscow Court

Posted: Oct. 5th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

Looking to avoid public backlash, the controversial film 'Innocence of Muslims' has been banned by a Moscow court. The ban will begin October 5, but chances are people throughout Russia will still find ways to view the video.

A Moscow court has banned the anti-Islam video Innocence of Muslims that was at the center of worldwide demonstrations last month in Islamic countries, RIA Novosti reports.

Moscow's Tverskoi Court says its ruling, which declared the U.S.-produced video as extremist, will take effect Oct. 5.

Prosecutor Viktoria Maslova told the court that the video, which was shown in the courtroom, "puts the Islamic religion in a bad light and it might push religious intolerance in the Russian Federation to a new level," the Itar-Tass news agency reports.

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