Pakistani court orders block of Facebook

Yesterday a Pakistani court ordered authorities temporarily to block the Facebook social networking site. The order came when a petition was filed after the site held a competition featuring cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad SAW. The petition was filed by a lawyers’ group called the Islamic Lawyers’ Movement who argued that the contest was blasphemous. The Pakistani press was reporting protests against Facebook on Wednesday by journalists outside parliament in Islamabad. various Islamic parties are also reported to be organizing demonstrations.

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