Friday, May 21, 2010

Facebook may remove contentious page in Pakistan

They are cowards if they do.

"We want Facebook to be a place where people can openly discuss issues and express their views, while respecting the rights and feelings of others," the spokesperson said.

The statement from Facebook came after Pakistan blocked access this popular social networking site following a court order over a competition created by a Face Book user who set up a page called "Draw Mohammed Day," inviting people to send in caricatures of the Muslim prophet on May 20.

Well then, what about the "rights and feelings" of those who believe in freedom of speech to "express their views"? This is bullshit. It's always us who are supposed to give in to Muslims. Their "rights" and their "feelings" always come before ours. Why?

By giving in, Facebook is making things worse. The idea of draw Muhammad day, was so we could freely express our views and show Muslims we stand up for our rights.

This bullshit too: "Depictions of Prophet Mohammed is strictly restricted under Islam religion and us considered as blasphemous by Muslims around the world."

No it is not. History is replete with Muslim depictions of Mohammaed. The Danish cartoons that sparked all this had extra and more outlandish cartoons added to them - by Muslims. Further, these same cartoons were published in an Egyptian newspaper first!

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