A far-right German political party says it is going ahead with plans for a screening of the anti-Islam movie Innocence of Muslims in a Muslim neighborhood of Berlin later this year, according to the London Guardian.
A trailer for the movie has sparked violence across the Middle East that is still continuing. “For us, it’s a question of art and freedom of expression,” Manfred Rouhs, the group’s head, told Der Spiegel magazine, The Guardian reports.
Germany, who has already banned controversial pastor Terry Jones from entering the country to speak about the film, can legally ban the screening because of a German law that forbids “religious insults,” according to The Guardian.
This comes after the news that YouTube was blocked yesterday in Pakistan and Bangladesh by those countries’ respective governments after the company refused to take down the 14-minute video. Earlier, the video was taken down from Libya and Egypt.