Facebook Banned in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has blocked access to Facebook after drawing competition of the prophet Muhammad [PBUH] and the country’s leaders were uploaded, reported BBC.

Officials said the ban was temporary and access to the site would be restored once the images were removed.

A spokesman for the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) told AFP Facebook had “hurt the religious sentiments of the country’s majority Muslim population” by carrying “offensive images” of Prophet Mohammed [PBUH].

“Facebook will be re-opened once we erase the pages that contain the obnoxious images,” said Mr Delwar.

Most Muslims consider representations of the Prophet Muhammad to be blasphemous.

Thousands of people joined anti-Facebook protests in Bangladesh on Friday demanding the site be blocked over the contest.