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Pakistan is watching you!
June 25, 2010
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I'm sure they would enjoy the Imaginary God site, I don't think they left out Muslims.

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By ASIF SHAHZAD, Associated Press Writer Asif Shahzad, Associated Press Writer – 24 mins ago
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan will start monitoring seven major websites, including Google, Yahoo and Amazon, for sacrilegious content, while blocking 17 other, lesser-known sites it deems offensive to Muslims, an official said Friday.

The moves follow a temporary ban imposed on Facebook in May that drew both praise and condemnation in a country that has long struggled to figure out how strict a version of Islam it should follow.

Both the Facebook ban and the move announced Friday were in response to court orders. The sites to be monitored include Yahoo, Google, MSN, Hotmail, YouTube, Amazon and Bing, said Pakistan Telecommunication Authority spokesman Khurram Mehran.

"If any particular link with offensive content appears on these websites, the (link) shall be blocked immediately without disturbing the main website," Mehran said.

An example of one of the 17 sites being blocked include islamexposed.blogspot.com, Mehran said. That site features postings with headlines such as "Islam: The Ultimate Hypocrisy" and links to anti-Islam online petitions.

Mehran said that, under instructions from the Ministry of Information Technology, the authority had begun the process of barring and monitoring the various sites. Facebook was not part of the latest petition ruled upon by the judge, Mehran said.

Attempts to reach officials with several of the affected sites were not immediately successful Friday.

A top court ordered the ban on Facebook for about two weeks in May amid anger over a page that encouraged users to post images of Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Many Muslims regard depictions of the prophet, even favorable ones, as blasphemous. YouTube also was briefly blocked at the time.

The Facebook ban was lifted after the social-networking company blocked that particular page in Pakistan, but officials said at the time that the government would keep blocking some other, unspecified sites that contain "sacrilegious material."

The Facebook controversy sparked a handful of protests across Pakistan, many by student members of radical Islamic groups. Some of the protesters carried signs advocating holy war against the website for allowing the page.

It also sparked a good deal of soul-searching, especially among commentators, who questioned why Pakistanis could not be entrusted to decide for themselves whether or not to look at a website.

Some observers noted that Pakistan had gone further than several other Muslim countries by issuing a ban on Facebook, and said it underscored the rise of conservative Islam in a South Asian nation once more influenced by moderate Sufi traditions.

It was not the first time that images of the prophet have sparked anger.

Pakistan and other Muslim countries saw large and sometimes violent protests in 2006 after a Danish newspaper published cartoons of Muhammad, and again in 2008 when they were reprinted. Later the same year, a suspected al-Qaida suicide bomber attacked the Danish Embassy in Islamabad, killing six people.

June 26, 2010
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Are you suggesting that the imaginary god site should be censored?

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June 26, 2010
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I;m suggesting that when you get so off the wall, with the shock value of blasphamy, you could find some people don;t want to debate about it. This is a pretty civilized group and we debate each other mostly for fun, sometimes a little heated, but its pretty harmless.

Not everyone is amused by it, and some are so extreme, they do resort to taking major action, including death warrents. Maybe you don;t remember the death warrents on the cartoon author, about Mohammad, or the city in Africa after a new reporter made a comment about Mohammad being satified with any of the entries for a beauty contest. It resulted in a Muslim riot, and at least 40 churches were burned to the ground, and I believe many people were killed. These people don;t take bashing their religion or God lightly.

June 26, 2010
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The bottom line is, everyone who is watching others for their point of views and then just kills them off are the ones just looking for uneccessary trouble.
I mean really, it is like those pathetic low-lives in school or anywhere that as soon as someone looks strange to their eyes they don't like it and so they must go there and hit him.
I mean get a LIFE! πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„

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June 26, 2010
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Makes sense.

I just want to say that when we stop the presses because "they" might retaliate, then "they" win.

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June 26, 2010
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"at1with0" wrote: Makes sense.

I just want to say that when we stop the presses because "they" might retaliate, then "they" win.

They, as in Muslims, already have won.

June 26, 2010
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How so?

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June 26, 2010
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"at1with0" wrote: How so?

Well, let's just take this country. It is no longer acceptable to call Islamic terrorism what it is. This government goes out of it's way to call Islam a peaceful religion which is far from true (keep in mind I'm not calling all Muslims blood thirsty killers). Comedy Central already bent to Islam's wishes but has no problem poking their finger in Christian's eyes with their upcoming "Jesus" cartoon. Facebook put a stop to it's page on drawing Muhammad. Was it irrevrant? Sure. Was it right? Probably not. Nevertheless, it was stopped due to threats. There have been public schools that have taught about Muhammad and discussed the Muslim religion but if the Christian God is mentioned it is practically a federal offense. There are other examples as well here, and abroad, for all to see if they care to recognize them.

June 26, 2010
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You people still don't get it do you.

There is nothing called Jewish God, Christian God or Muslim God.

It is the same GOD!

God is just called different names according to what language and religion you come from!

Otherwise all of you 3 religions would have entirely different origin! πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„

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June 26, 2010
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"qmark" wrote: [quote="at1with0"]How so?

Well, let's just take this country. It is no longer acceptable to call Islamic terrorism what it is. This government goes out of it's way to call Islam a peaceful religion which is far from true (keep in mind I'm not calling all Muslims blood thirsty killers). Comedy Central already bent to Islam's wishes but has no problem poking their finger in Christian's eyes with their upcoming "Jesus" cartoon. Facebook put a stop to it's page on drawing Muhammad. Was it irrevrant? Sure. Was it right? Probably not. Nevertheless, it was stopped due to threats. There have been public schools that have taught about Muhammad and discussed the Muslim religion but if the Christian God is mentioned it is practically a federal offense. There are other examples as well here, and abroad, for all to see if they care to recognize them.

Those aren't victory conditions, imo.

Victory conditions would include, among other things, all religions banned besides Islam as well as forced universal indoctrination into Islam and all politicians being required to be a practicing Muslim. Also, when the bill of rights is thrown out the window because of "them," "they" win. That "they" have successfully scared their enemy on some occasions is hardly a victory condition. No doubt "we" have scared "them" on some occasions as well; that doesn't mean "we" have won either.

btw, if you read the Koran and see the lines about killing infidels and point to it with a judging finger, well then you are merely attacking a fundamentalist Muslim's position. You point to things that give Islam a black eye but when someone points to similar things in the Bible, you retreat into "you must take it in context" or "that was the old testament". It's rather hypocritical.

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