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Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over 'Blasphemous' Images 226

Posted by timothy
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Diggester writes with this news from the Times of India: "Pakistani authorities on Friday further widened the crackdown on websites with blasphemous contents by restricting access to popular social networking website Twitter. Pakistani users were unable to log into Twitter after internet service providers blocked access to the site." The block was prompted by Twitter's refusal to take down messages promoting a cartoon contest to which the Pakistani government objects for its depictions of Muhammad. This end-run falls right in line with the pessimistic reaction from Reporters Without Borders to the Pakistani court decision calling Internet censorship unconstitutional.
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Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over 'Blasphemous' Images

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 20, 2012 @11:46AM (#40057241)

    (Exposing such things as his paedophilia and other anti American sentiments. With lots of American flags and the second coming and the usurping of the pretender.)

    Paedophilia? Interesting but must be taken into context with cultural norms at the time. In fact, Mohammad was quite progressive compared to what was going on in Christian Europe at the time.

    Secondly, Mohammad anti-American? You do realize he died 1100 years before America was born. I suspect your comment is more geared towards being provocative and inciting a reaction than just letting things be.

  • by Doc Ruby (173196) on Monday May 21, 2012 @06:12AM (#40062609) Homepage Journal

    Confronting people frankly with their delusions doesn't necessarily make you a rude arrogant cunt.

    However, calling me stupid and arrogant makes you a rude, arrogant cunt.

    You lose. No wonder your 20 years "debating" Creationists has seen them only get stronger. Goodbye.

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