Yesterday we reported that Facebook had been banned in Pakistan following a court case, this court case was the result of a new Facebook group called “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!”, where social networkers were encourages to draw the Prophet Muhammed (the founder of Islam).
More details regarding the ban have now been revealed, apparently the ban will last until May 31, the ban itself will stand for anybody in Pakistan, Islamic or not.
Sketches/drawings of Prophet Muhummad are considered an act of blasphemy, previously a Danish cartoonist upset the Islamic world when he drew a caricature of Prophet Muhammed, this led to one Somali man attempting to murder the cartoonist with an axe.
This Facebook group has caused protests in Karachi, therefore many experts believe that Facebook should do more to stop these sort of groups being created.
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