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Monday, February 25, 2008

Pakistan sabotages YouTube website!

The Pakistani Government, ever aware of those against it and ever aware of the world outside, has seemingly had a hand in blocking access to the popular YouTube website because of content deemed offensive to Islam. Apparently the authorities were upset about the Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that have outraged many. That was some time ago. Why now? Is the President trying some sort of charm offensive to stay in power?

One report said a trailer for a forthcoming film by Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, which portrays Islam in a negative light, was behind the ban. Whatever it is, the Pakistani high command does itself no favours in peddling some sort of homemade Sharia law in the hope of frightening internet users. Decent Muslims won't be downloading the stuff anyway. It's more likely to be curious stooges in a back office in Islamabad!

Censorship like this does no good. It just fuels controversy, intrigue, and conspiracy theories. What plonkers!


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