over a half of the people in the UK(where i live) would commit ******* if facebook would’ve been banned…
why is banned in pakistan :S
Pakistan is the only country who banned it temporarily because a Pakistani court has ordered the government to block the popular social networking website Face book over an online competition inviting users to submit images of the Prophet Muhammed. In Islam it is prohibited to draw a picture of Prophet Muhammed because no on really knows what he looked like except God and the people who lived in his era. Muslims are not allowed to assume they know anything about what he looked like. They just know he was a good looking Arab and thats it. Acting like you know what he looked like is acting like you are God so thats why.
Not in England, but I never use it anyway and deleted my account years ago.
Facebook would be grateful to Pakistan for making it more famous.
What is facebook?
Yes our mullahs have gone crazy, tell them to block the porno sites too put they wont cuz all the mullahs will go in rage if their ******* is stopped.
why just a temporarily ban? I think they should ban the site for good and so should all the other muslim country’s.
Its really bad that some people on Facebook created such a group and manyyyyyyyyy people joined it. But im 100% sure there would not b a single Muslim in that group.
The group is created by Jews/ Christians or such people. There is no fault of any Muslim especially of a Pakistani Muslim then why to ban Facebook.
Hamara deen to kharab nahin he na. Agar ban karna hi he to us group ko karo…
lol !!! @ sarah
no, its not banned here.. and thank God for that.
if all the Muslim countries ban it .. the “reason” would be more popular than it is right now .. i dont think we should be advertising them in such a manner right?
all the people blaming facebook need to realise that they are not only limited to facebook. what all are you going to ban and boycott? .. we would be being troll-feed in that case.
who knows if it is temporary they have also banned youtube flikr and (some ppl say wikipedia too but i can visit it)
i think its banned in saudi arabia u.a.e and some other countries
and i understand that they should not have done this it will have no effect
What to Do then?
Now what to do in this situation? Given that our Government’s impression is not very well in western world. I doubt our president is taken any serious in White House, I also doubt that our Foreign Minister is given more respect than just a mayor in US. (Sorry guys don’t want to hurt you but let’s face the fact).
There is no question that Facebook or other web companies are discriminatory, as it’s pretty clear from their deeds and previous track record, but assuming above mentioned circumstances, what are options left for us? Block the whole internet?
NO: Why? Because it’s not going to impact these web giants.
Diplomatic role: Whatever the repute our government has, it must deliver the message to the right ears and tell them that “look; this is something we can’t tolerate. Okay fine, we are under the load of your favors but this is enough. We can’t compromise over this. Ask your CIA or whatever to stop all this – right now!”
Media, guys you are lame here. You bring on all sorts of experts on whatever topic you discuss (be it politics, law, international affairs etc), but what happened here? Why you guys are not highlighting the issue? You think it’s not worthy? Come’on whole web 2.0 is down in this country, and you are giving 2 minutes out of 60 in one hour?
Our Own Web Solution
Along with above two points, our talent must gear up now (maybe backed by government) to get us web luxury of our own. This is a lesson for us that we will suffer if we will keep relying on western technology. Let’s say it will take 5 years to get a Facebook replica of our own, but start it today as time is ticking.
This incident teaches us of actions, wise ones.
yes it is… n we should b proud of it 🙂