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· September, 2012

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from September, 2012

19 September 2012

Iran: Government Offices Logging Off the Internet

Tunisia: In Defense (sort of) of French Weekly on the Muhammad Cartoons

Syria: Happy Birthday Bashar?

Syrians marked the birthday of President Bashar Al Assad, who turned 47, on September 11, in their own way. With the Syrian Revolution reaching its bloodiest peak, many netizens took...

18 September 2012

Saudi Arabia: Authorities Threaten to Block YouTube

Saudi Arabia is threatening to block YouTube, if the latter does not block access to all the clips which lead to the 14-minute trailer of the movie Innocence of Muslims....

Bahrain Censors UN Website for Human Rights Session Live Stream

17 September 2012

World: Hilarious Muslims Rage on Twitter

Twitter was a happy place for Muslims today, who took turns to pour out their rage, 140 characters at a time. Some were even creative enough to share memes in...

Sudan: YouTube Banned After Protesters Burn German Embassy

Angered by the trailer of a movie which insults Prophet Mohammed, made by an Egyptian in the United States and posted on YouTube, Sudanese protesters burned the German Embassy in...

15 September 2012

Iran: Blogger Moved to Isolation Cell

Iran: Much Ado About Anti-Islam Movie

The Iranian government and protesters in Tehran joined in calls demanding for the US government to condemn anti-Islam movie, The Innocence of Muslims. The film has led to furious protests...

Saudi Arabia: Committee Backs Legalizing Infinite Detention

The Committee of Islamic and Judicial Affairs in the appointed Saudi Consultative Assembly supported suggestions to relax the requirements for execution and to give courts the right to approve infinite...

Russia: Religiosity & the Murdered U.S. Ambassador

RuNet Echo

Responding to the attack on U.S. embassies across the Muslim world (specifically the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Libya), Russian bloggers have addressed the perceived growth of religiosity in...

12 September 2012

Libya: Sorry Chris, Benghazi Couldn't Protect You

A small crowd of Libyans gathered in Al Shajara Square in Benghazi on September 12, to protest against the attack on the US Consulate which killed four Americans including Ambassador...

Jordan: ‘Day of Mourning’ as Parliament Approves Internet Restrictions

Jordanian netizens held a mock funeral outside parliament today [Sept 12, 2012] to mourn the death of the freedom of the Internet. Inside parliament, MPs approved a new press and...

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