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USC Muslim Student's Reaction to Controversial Film

Muslim students at USC discussed their reactions to the "Innocence of Muslims" video.

An emergency hearing was called Thursday to discuss the removal of the controversial film, "Innocence of Muslims" from YouTube. The actress staring in the Anti-Muslim film that has sparked a string of protests around the world demanded that it be taken down after she received death threats.

USC student Adeel Mohammadi says he's worried about the global impact of the video (Photo by ATVN).
USC student Adeel Mohammadi says he's worried about the global impact of the video (Photo by ATVN).

The actress, Cindy Lee Garcia, is suing Nakoula Besseley Nakoula, the creator of the video, for fraud, slander and invasion of privacy. According to Garcia, all of the actors were misled and the video was tampered with post-production to change the message of the film.

The extremely Anti-Muslim message of the film has become a hot topic of debate, and USC students have joined the conversion.

"It's not really this woman, Cindy Lee Garcia, that's the center of things," said Adeel Mohammadi, a Muslim student here at USC. " It's really just what this attack does and reflects this sort of enmity between the Muslim world and the Western world."

Google, who is the parent company to Youtube, argued in court today that the video does not violate the Youtube community guidelines and therefore cannot be removed.

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