Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Pakistan: Respect Our Prophet ... or ... We'll Sue!

Pakistan To Take Google To Court
 ... Good Luck With That!









The video-sharing website was blocked by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) over ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ a blasphemous movie that angered Muslims around the world.


KARACHI/LAHORE: Legal representatives of Google Inc. are expected to appear before the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday, May 16, 2013 to explain the company’s position in the ongoing ‘Bytes For All versus Federation of Pakistan’ 958/2013 aka YouTube Case.
The video-sharing website was blocked by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) over ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ a blasphemous movie that angered Muslims around the world. Fearing a violent reaction and the subsequent denial of YouTube to remove the anti-Islam film, the website was blocked on September 18, 2012 on the orders of then prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf. The site was back on earlier this year but was blocked once again after a few hours.

... The immediate ban in September last year did not do much to calm down the angry masses. Despite the fact that majority of the protesters had not seen the offensive clip and had only ‘heard’ about it, the news spread like wildfire.
The Love Our Prophet Day (Yom-e- Ishq-e-Rasool) protests in Pakistan saw at least 23 people dead in Karachi alone on September 21, 2012 as thousands of protesters went on an insanely destructive rampage. In Peshawar, five people including a policeman were killed.

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