BEIRUT: A Lebanese court decided on Monday to block Internet access to an anti-Islam film that has provoked rage across the Muslim world, a judicial source told AFP.
Judge Nadim Zouein decided "to stop the Internet distribution of the film 'Innocence of Muslims' in Lebanon," following a complaint filed by a lawyer, the source said.
"Innocence of Muslims" mocks Islam and the Prophet Mohammed, and has led to violent protests across the Muslim world. Some 50 people have been killed in violence linked to protests over the film.
Protests against the movie and cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in a French satirical magazine have been staged in several towns across Lebanon, without resulting in violence.
But protests by Sunni Islamists in the northern city of Tripoli on September 14 led to clashes with police in which one demonstrator was killed and 25 people were injured.
Last week the powerful Shiite militant group Hezbollah called for a series of protests.