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Pakistan blocks Facebook

Muslims outraged after Facebook page encourages users to post Mohammad images

Published: 05.19.10, 20:56 / Israel News

Pakistan's government ordered Internet service providers to block Facebook on Wednesday amid anger over a page that encourages users to post images of Islam's Prophet Mohammad.

The page on the social networking site has generated criticism in Pakistan and elsewhere because Islam prohibits any images of the prophet. The government took action after a group of Islamic lawyers won a court order Wednesday requiring officials to block Facebook until May 31.

By Wednesday evening, access to the site was sporadic, apparently because Internet providers were implementing the order.

The Facebook page at the center of the dispute - "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!" - encourages users to post images of the prophet on May 20 to protest threats made


Added: May-19-2010 
By: aydeo
Middle East
Tags: Pakistan, Block, Facebook, Muhammad, Drawing Day, South Park
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