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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.

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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

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    • 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

      • 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 !

  • 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..

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

  • 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.

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

    • 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….

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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