"A Pakistani court has issued a ban on the social networking site Facebook after a user-generated contest page encouraged members to post caricatures of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
The Lahore High Court on Wednesday instructed the Pakistani Telecommunications Authority (PTA) to ban the site after the Islamic Lawyers Movement complained that a page called “Draw Mohammed Day” is blasphemous. "
"Pakistan has 45 million Facebook users, according to lawyers.
The Facebook page for "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day" had just over 40,000 supporters while the opposing "Against Everybody Draw Mohammed Day" had more than 53,000. "
Read the entire article here.
All I can say is Wow. The haters really out did themselves this time.
A lot of my friends were posting links to such events [Yes eventS, it was more than one], so we could report them, and I naturally checked a few out- before getting completely disgusted.
Guess what one said, under 'more info'?
'WE DONOT MEAN TO OFFEND ANYONE'
You're disrespecting my religion.
You're inviting other people to participate in your bullshit.
I definitely wont get offended. Of course I wont silly boy!
For God's sake guys. Seriously?
Our world is usually not a happy place.
Theres hunger, poverty, pain and a lot of other miscellaneous suffering. Now what can we do to improve it? I know! Lets make disrespectful and entirely hurtful events on popular networking sites! I mean hey, freedom of speech right?
This way, you're just generating a lot of hate towards yourself, and towards people of your country. Most people aren't going pay much attention to the person who created the event, but his/her religion and nationality will definitely register.
American? Christian? Jew?
Well, lets add a whole bunch of ticks to the 'Why We Hate The Christians/Jews' column.
[Dont be alarmed, I DEFF have nothing against other religions. I'm not that stupid. There is no compulsion in religion.]
For God's sake- 40,000 supporters?!
And then they ask why the extremists hate them so much.
I mean, come on.
Sometimes, people can be extrememly stupid.
In my opinion, the Paki people maybe reacted a bit too much. Banning facebook wont really work will it? The haters will just get a chance for more critism, saying things like how 'backward' we are and how facebook is 'better off without the Paki pigs' [yeah someone actually said that]. I mean, yeah, we might manage to make them stop the bullshit on facebook, but it wont help change their opinions and look at us positively will it?
No it wont.
What they SHOULD have done, in my opinion was just not take part in those events and ask facebook to remove them [by reporting]. Creating a huge scene like this will probably fuel more conversations of how in our culture/country/religion, we're 'suppressed' and dont have 'freedom of speech'.
I mean instead of starting such (internet) wars, cant you just work with the 'mutual respect and peace for all' notion?
Thats like saying, I can go up and start swearing at you all I want, fuck you bitch! Because hey, I CAN SAY WHAT I WANT, its freedom of speech!
It may be, but it doesn't make it right, does it?
Anyway. If you would like to help out guys, just try not to join such events [obviously] and report as many as you can. Plus all us Pakis were going to 'boycott' facebook on the 20th. So if you could just not check your walls tomorrow, we'd be pretty grateful!
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