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Monday, May 21, 2012

MUHAMMAD CARTOONS Pakistan blocks Twitter

Two years ago it hit YouTube and Facebook, now Twitter. Because of a competition to Mohammed cartoons, the Pakistani government temporarily closed the site. Pakistani users can no longer be on Twitter access. The government has blocked Internet short message service for alleged blasphemous content indefinitely. A spokesman for the Telecommunications Authority in Islamabad, said the Information Ministry had given the order for the blocking. Basic views via Twitter, cartoons about the Prophet Mohammed were drawn up. A representative from the Ministry of Information, according to the authority of Twitter demanded several times not to allow competition. The company did not respond. For many Muslims in Pakistan comprise the vast majority of the population, any depiction of Mohammed is blasphemous. Two years ago, Pakistan had similar reasons, access to social network Facebook blocked the video-sharing website YouTube and about 1,000 other sites for almost two weeks. The publication of cartoons of Mohammed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005 had sparked in the Muslim world, a wave of indignation. Pakistan in 2008, eight people were killed in a suicide attack on the Danish embassy. To the attacks, the terrorist network Al Qaeda had known who wanted revenge for the publication of the cartoons.

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