CAIRO — An Egyptian court ordered a one-month ban on YouTube on Saturday, after it said the video-sharing Web site had failed to remove an American-made anti-Islam video.
Cairo’s administrative court ruled in response to a suit filed by an independent Egyptian lawyer. Judge Hassouna Tawfiq, who presided over the case, said the ban would also apply to other Web sites that circulated the video, including, potentially, social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
It was not clear when the ban would come into effect. Implementation of the ruling is left to Egypt’s prime minister and communications minister. The court’s decision can also be appealed.
“This is a temporary punishment, you could say, for these Web sites for participating in this,” Tawfiq said.
The video in question, titled “The Innocence of Muslims,” portrayed Islam’s prophet Muhammad as a fool and a womanizer and sparked violent protests across the Muslim world last September.