05/31/2010 // Pakistan // TiffNews10 // News Desk
A Facebook page considered offensive to Muslims has been removed from the site. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), a ban on the use of Facebook has been lifted in response to the page removal. The page angered many because it asked users to post depictions of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, which is considered blasphemous by Muslims.
Najibullah Malik, secretary of Pakistan’s information technology ministry, is quoted by the AP as stating of the recent event, “In response to our protest, Facebook has tendered their apology and informed us that all the sacrilegious material has been removed from the URL.”
As noted in the report, access to YouTube was also blocked by the Pakistani government as well amid protests; however, it was restored last week.
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