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Pakistan bans Facebook

Competition featuring drawings of the Prophet Muhammed sparks anger.

May 19, 2010 4:23 by

A court in Pakistan has ordered authorities to block the social networking site Facebook. The move was triggered by a petition that followed a competition involving caricatures of the Prophet Muhammed, reports the BBC.

A message on the competition’s Facebook information page said, “We simply want to show the extremists that threaten to harm people because of their Muhammed depictions that we’re not afraid of them.”

But a group called the Islamic Lawyers’ Movement called the contest “blasphemous,” and filed a petition with the Lahore high court.
The site is blocked initially until May 31, says the report.

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  1. hearts on May 30, 2010 7:50 pm

    I appreciate Lahore High Court and they’re step banning Facebook ….. Many dont know Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon HIM), He was great . Un-Countable Blessings of Allah upon Him.
    prophets all holy to all religions and should be respected by all.

  2. hearts on May 30, 2010 7:53 pm

    Why dont the Arabs ban facebook and such websites?? they should be at the top of taking such actions….. Please Muslims wake up….

  3. Miss Anne Thropic on May 31, 2010 8:34 am

    I think the Arab nations have far bigger problems to deal with than Facebook…

    And there are plenty of pro-Arab, pro-Islam, pro-Palestine groups on Facebook for those who want to use the site to connect and share ideas with likeminded people. Blocking the whole site will stop a lot of people from having their say.


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