Google Exec Arrested in Brazil Over Mohammed Video

Sharia law… it’s everywhere you want to be. Even in Brazil.

Brazilian authorities detained the country’s Google chief after the company failed to remove YouTube videos that the court ruled violate Brazilian electoral law despite a judges order.

The detention came as another court ordered YouTube to remove clips of an anti-Islam film that has been blamed for deadly protests by Muslims around the globe, both joining a spate of court-ordered content-removal cases against Google’s video-sharing website in Brazil.

The arrest of Google executive Fabio Jose Silva Coelho was announced in Säo Paulo. A press release issued by the federal police said he was not expected to remain in jail and should be released later in the day after signing a document promising to appear in court.

How did this come about? Thank your local neighborhood Muslim Censorship franchise.

Sao Paulo-based judge Gilson Delgado Miranda gave the site 10 days to remove video clips from “Innocence of Muslims,” which has angered many Muslims around the world by its depiction of the Prophet Mohammed and his followers as thugs. After the 10-day window, Google will face fines of $5,000 a day for every day the clips remain accessible in Brazil, according to the statement on the court’s website.

The “Innocence of Muslims” ruling resulted from a lawsuit by a group representing Brazil’s Muslim community, the National Union of Islamic Entities, which claimed the film violates the country’s constitutional guarantee of religious freedom for all faiths.

In a statement on the group’s website, Mohamad al Bukai, the head of religious matters for the Sao Paulo-based organization, hailed the ruling.

“Freedom of expression must not be confused with giving disproportionate and irresponsible offense, which can provoke serious consequences for society,” al Bukai said.

But don’t worry, according to the judge this isn’t censorship.

“This type of jurisprudence cannot be confused with censorship,” Miranda is quoted as writing. In the excerpts, the judge defines censorship as “the undue restriction of the civic consciousness.”

Mohamad al Bukai is a Syrian export to Brazil. Here’s an actual quote from him on the success of Islam in Brazil. “The 9/11 attacks were key in arousing people’s curiosity towards Islam, now some 15 per cent of our community are non-Arabs.”

  • Mike Villano

    Mohamad al Bukai can go to hell.
    I'm so sick of these pedophile worshiping dirt bags dragging their cultural baggage here and dropping their religious feces on everyone else.

    They completely suck and need to go. But we need to ask the good 21st century humans who help them to go too like the judge in Brazil or the squeamish loudmouths here all telling us about not yelling fire in a crowded theater.
    If there's a fire you had better yell.

  • riverboatbill

    They drink a lot of kool aid in Brazil…

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Islamic kool aid.

  • Thomas Collins

    Why don’t they just ban Brazilians from the internet?

  • Fabio

    The comments above are a great example of why frontpagemag is a silly, yonder in the woodwork piece of drivel. The google exec was arrested BECAUSE HE FAILED TO FOLLOW A COURT ORDER. You can argue the merits of that decision all you want…but it seems to me that as Brazil is fast rising economy..they must be doing something right.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Just like China and Nazi Germany

      • Thomas Collins

        Just like Brasil 50 years ago. Bossa Nova anyone?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "but it seems to me that as Brazil is fast rising economy..they must be doing something right"

      Human rights are not important as long as the economy is expanding? You're not alone in this thinking but don't try to sell that BS here.

  • Tanner

    We as American citizens need to stand up for our 1st Amendment and our Constitution more than ever. Let Brazil be a warning to us all. Brazil is not far from home. We need to spread these articles and evidence to everyone we know to save our country. If the "Blasphemy Laws" are spreading that fast around the world, then we need to be 7 times as fast as them.

  • Fabio Juliano

    I am a native of Brazil and I feel outraged by the actions of this judge. Growing up in the country, I never met a single Muslim and hearing stories about the Armenian Genocide from my mother's side of the family, that was just fine by me. In recent years, however, the all-knowing elite has decided to import Muslims in order to make Brazil as much as possible like the multicultural socialistic European countries they so admire.

    To the individual excusing this because it was a "court order": so what? An unjust law is no law at all, and restricting truthful speech about Islam or anything else is quite unjust.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    No problem. Shut down the Internet for any nation or sovereign who can't tolerate free speech. We never should have allowed it in many of those places at all until we had full compliance with human rights treaties. We just empowered dangerous people.