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Pakistan blocks YouTube website February 24, 2008

Posted by Some Muslim in Islam, News Commentry.

The BBC reports that Pakistan has blocked access to YouTube:

Pakistan has blocked access to the popular YouTube website because of content deemed offensive to Islam.

Its telecommunications authority ordered internet service providers to block the site until further notice.

Although YouTube does have a lot of offensive content, it’s not only Islam on the receiving end of such things. There’s also a lot of excellent videos on YouTube, like the excellent 14 part series by Ahmad Deedat on how Salman Rushdie fooled the west.

More interesting in the BBC article:

Other countries that have temporarily blocked access to YouTube include Turkey and Thailand.

I’m amazed that Turkey has blocked access to YouTube, considering as a country, they have a ban in place stopping Muslim women from wearing the hijab in universities, and when there were talks of removing the ban, thousands of Turks protested to stop the government allowing this.



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