The movie jihad continues.
A court in the Chechen capital Grozny has ruled the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ as extremist material, allowing the authorities to block access to it all over the Russian Federation.
Chechen Minister for Ethnic Policy, Press and Information, Murat Tagirov, explained the court had established that further distribution of the film can lead to serious negative consequences, and destabilize the situation in the whole region as a considerable part of its population is Muslim.
The court also ordered the authorities to take measures against the film’s distribution before the final ruling on the issue comes into force.
The decision effectively bans ‘Innocence of Muslims’ in the whole territory of the Russian Federation as, according to the Russian Law on Extremism, any work that is recognized as extremist material by any court is added to the federal list of extremist materials.