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.

Via BBC


  • barhi jalda yaad aya he lol

    • talha

      lolxx

  • ak khan

    lol but atleast they did it…. good going …

  • LOG

    Well please correct your news and dont link it to everything to religion as it is reported by Bangladeshi media that it is not banned for religious reasons but for POLITICAL Reasons:

    Sources:

    http://www.bdnews24.com/details.php?cid=2&id=162686&hb=top

    http://www.defence.pk/forums/bangladesh-defence/59733-facebook-blocked-bangladesh.html

    • Nabeel | Create Your First Website

      Correction:

      Bangladesh blocks Facebook over profanity cartoons

      “Bangladesh has blocked social networking site Facebook for posting caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him) and “obnoxious” images of the Muslim-majority country’s leaders.”

      Source: http://www.geo.tv/5-30-2010/65831.htm

      • LOG

        come on MATE … stop believing on GEO for God’s Sake … i gave u the link of the biggest newspaper of Bangladesh .. it cant be wrong !

  • rida

    would have been better if they had banned it at the same time Pakistan did.they were saying on tv that they did block it for the same reason.

  • only because of lack of unity in muslim world.. we just missed to tell the world that we are not dead yet..

  • Waqas

    BANGLADESH HAS BLOCKED IT FOR POLITICAL REASONS!
    and anyways the authorities have already ruled the blockage to be temporary.

  • Nabeel | Create Your First Website

    Well this is for the people who were saying that “why did only Pakistan block the website, are we the only Muslim nation?” and “Why did no one else block the website?” etc.

  • QW

    oh very bad….!

  • Jahanzaib

    I think they took this decision quite late! Although Bangladesh did after so long time!

  • Rez

    Lol, did they justw ake up?

    • RAS

      Atleast they did!

      If u wanna give the ‘wake-up call’ to someone or to a nation give it to the ones who made the bullshits against Islam.

      If u seem to have ‘woken up early’ than wake up the others rather than critisizing the ones who already have….

      • Rez

        Cool story bro

        • RAS

          too bad its not a story…

  • Kamran Aziz

    I think it is got banned in government’s interest. Not due to the Page against our Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad S.A.A.W

  • Saqib Awan

    Is this ban because of the Prophet’s distorted images or because of the country leaders’? Bangladesh needs to be clear if the decision is religiously motivated or politically driven!

  • joy

    It’s not only because of Prophet Mohammed but also because of “obnoxious images of current “”Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the leader of the opposition”” they banned facebook….what a shame.

  • istiak

    if they did ban facebook for religious reasons ,why the hell is all the pornographic websites still in action?? why did they not block them too cause i believe they are worse.

  • Fahad

    Bohoooot jaldi boooolook hogageee yeaaa . Baboo choraray ga nahi

  • Ahlam

    I think Bangladesh banned Facebook only for obnoxious images of current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the leader of the opposition and not because of religious matters because Saudi Arabia is the largest Muslim country and this country itself didn’t ban Facebook!

  • Usman

    Facebook is one of the worst sites available on the internet. Better to Join sites like this
    http://www.risedream.com/we/index.php

  • it’s easy to rank on that because there are only 159,000 links to beat, unlike ranking on the make money online keyword where there million links index.

  • Seo Lahore Blog

    Facebook Should be banned!!!

  • But let me tell you a little something: Gone are the days when you simply start a blog and people come flocking by the millions. People need to be able to find you and no, they aren’t going to come looking.