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Kuwait Orders ISPs to Block Youtube

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Kuwait has ordered local Internet service providers to block online video-sharing website YouTube over clips that could offend Muslims.

“Since the website displays the Koran in the form of songs sung with the oud (stringed instrument) ... and displays disrespectful pictures of the Prophet Mohammad ... please proceed with immediate effect in blocking the website www.youtube.com," read a copy of a memo obtained by Reuters.

The Ministry of Communications was not immediately available for a comment. The website could still be accessed in Kuwait on Monday.

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