Facebook could face Pakistani Death Penalty over “Draw Mohammed Day”

Is Facebook’s founder and co-founders in REAL trouble this time?

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day Invitation

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day Invitation

News is buzzing about death penalty due to the fact that Facebook has allowed the setting up of a Facebook group which is viewed as “blasphemous” according to Islamic beliefs.

It is reported that petitioner Muhammad Azhar Sidiqque is waiting for the Pakistani police to contact Interpol about making arrangements for the arrest of Zuckerberg, Moskovitz, Hughes, and Andy (the guy who started the Facebook group – Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.”

Moreover, the Deputy Attorney General told the Pakistani High Court that Pakistan’s United Nations ambassador has been asked to escalate the issue in the U.N. General Assembly“. Examiner.com

What do you think will happen next? Will this one pass? Do you think that Facebook founder and co-founders are to blame?

Looking forward to your comments below.

Comments and Reactions

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com Amer Kawar

    Well, it's a sensitive issue. I think the appropriate move is for Facebook to ban this type of pages/groups just as they have listed in Facebook's “Statement of Rights and Responsibilities” revision dated April 22, 2010, point 3-7:

    “You will not post content that: is hateful, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.”

    Why doesn't Facebook respect their own Terms of Use policy? Does that remind anyone with the definition of Hypocrisy?

  • Khaled

    I see no hate

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com Amer Kawar

    Well, it motivates hate at the other end – the people it aggravates. No?

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Beiruta

    I think it does generate hate and that usually leads to anger!

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com M.Bamieh

    Well anything can insight hate … if the door is open for someone to block someone else's right to free speech because it offends them then that would open up the door for a lot of censorship on the internet and that's the main point of the campaign. I think that it doesn't breach FB terms of usage, even though they have deleted some similar groups in the past. non the less it's a thorny issue

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    [...] few weeks after the anger of the Pakistani community at Facebook for allowing a group called “Draw Mohammed Day” to be activated and publicized. With more and more of these mistakes I can’t help but [...]

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