Pakistan: Islamic version of Facebook calls on muslims to leave Facebook

by Kal El on February 8, 2012 · View Comments

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This is beyond silly. I mean, if muslims truly want to be in the clear from blasphemy on the net, then DISCONNECT. The internet was invented, after all, by infidels. Like every other gadget muslims use to connect to the world. I might have to sign up, and adopt an islamic alias, just to see what the site is all about.

Rival ‘Islamic’ social media site calls for Facebook boycott

 

LAHORE: The creators of a locally-based, ‘Islamic’ social networking website launched in 2010 have called on Muslims to delete their accounts on the “blasphemous” Facebook and switch to Millat Facebook.Speaking at a conference on the topic ‘Blasphemy by Facebook and Role of Muslim Youth in Social Media’, MFB founder and CEO Umar Zaheer Mir said that world’s biggest social networking website had hurt millions of Muslims when it hosted a competition of blasphemous drawings in 2010.

Mir said that all Muslims should delete their Facebook accounts and switch to MFB to strengthen Islam and guard the Holy Prophet’s (peace be upon him) honour. This suggestion was later endorsed by the participants at the conference in the form of a resolution, which also demanded that the government ban all websites that offended religious sentiments.

Mir said Muslims were not against the use of modern technology, but against its misuse. He said liberty did not mean having the freedom to hurt others’ feelings. He said they had launched MFP just two days after the Lahore High Court had temporarily banned Facebook in 2010.

Asked why he was accusing Facebook of blasphemy now when the site had not hosted blasphemous caricatures and almost two years after the competition, Mir told The Express Tribune that their opposition to the website would continue.

“First, it is almost Eid Miladun Nabi. Secondly, Facebook is about to launch its initial public offering (IPO) soon and we want to send them a message, that we will be there at every step to counter it,” he said.

He said MFB had registered 300,000 users within 10 days of launching and now had 500,000 users. “MFB has more features than Facebook. All Muslims should not only use it but also delete their accounts on Facebook,” he said, adding that MFB was a non-commercial website dedicated to Islam. “We are spending about Rs3.5 million per annum running the site but we are not taking donations or hosting ads,” he said.

He said MFB was being supported by Global IT Vision, a software house and IT consultancy. Global IT Vision was behind recent advertisement campaigns for Tehreek-i-Insaf in which residents of Lahore and Karachi received voice messages from Imran Khan inviting them to party rallies.

Other prominent participants in the conference included Advocate Waleed Iqbal, son of Dr Javed Iqbal, PTI Secretary General Ijaz Chaudhry, Mufti Muhammad Khan Qadri, Vice Admiral (r) Javed Iqbal and Advocate Muhammad Azhar Siddique.

Mufti Qadri said the linking of Islam with terrorism and extremism was a conspiracy against a peaceful religion. He said Facebook had deliberately provoked Muslims by hosting the blasphemous caricatures competition. He said the United Nations should take action against Facebook.

Advocate Iqbal said he was in favour of the use of modern technology, but within limits.

Ijaz Chaudhry said Muslims should play their role to protect the Holy Prophet’s (pbuh) honour. He said all political parties should contribute in this regard. He appreciated MFB and its team.

Siddique said Facebook had hurt millions of Muslims by declaring blasphemy as allowed under the right to freedom of expression.

On May 19, 2010, the LHC banned Facebook from being accessed in Pakistan, after Siddique filed a petition accusing it of hosting the blasphemous caricatures competition. MFB was launched on May 25, 2010. Five days later, the ban on Facebook was lifted. The site had over six million registered users in Pakistan as of February 2012.

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  • http://madaboutmahound.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

    And good riddance!

  • http://www.traveLightgame.com/ ljcarolyne

    Well wonders never cease.  We won’t miss you even though I don’t get on Facebook.  Too much silliness, corny too.  In fact the Muslims can leave planet earth would be the best idea yet to date, take Obama with you and his family plus his partners in crime.  What a breath of fresh air that would be.  Oh joy! 

  • Anonymous

    Oh if only we could get all muslims off the internet. Ladies, imagine a day when you weren’t bombed by emails and messages of “you me sex yes?” “you like fakking?” “We marry okay?” 

  • hellosnackbar

    Clearly the Mohammedan busybodies have had a think and realised that Facebook represents easy contact with the Kufr.
    The fact that we infidels spend time laughing and ridiculing them may cause some Mohammedans to pose the question WHY to themselves.
    After a little consideration they may realise that our mockery has some substance and that Islam is a despotic,nasty system of close societal control based on the rantings of a psychopathic desert arsehole.
    The atrophy of Islam is very definitely something that Western society should be actively promoting instead of
    kowtowing to these merchants of ignorance and menace.
    I seriously doubt that many Mohammedan youngsters will be enamoured by a Muslim only facebook site?

  • hellosnackbar

    Clearly the Mohammedan busybodies have had a think and realised that Facebook represents easy contact with the Kufr.
    The fact that we infidels spend time laughing and ridiculing them may cause some Mohammedans to pose the question WHY to themselves.
    After a little consideration they may realise that our mockery has some substance and that Islam is a despotic,nasty system of close societal control based on the rantings of a psychopathic desert arsehole.
    The atrophy of Islam is very definitely something that Western society should be actively promoting instead of
    kowtowing to these merchants of ignorance and menace.
    I seriously doubt that many Mohammedan youngsters will be enamoured by a Muslim only facebook site?

  • Plumbline

    Any religion should allow its people to freely investigate other ideas to either reafirm their faith as true, or discover it is perhaps false. If their religion is true it will stand on its own, without rigidly telling people they cannot be exposed to the real world. People are dying in the middle east today for freedom of speech, thought, and lifestyle. Blogs are an outlet for free speech. Facebook is another expression of individual freedom. You and I can choose what we want to read, or pass it by. People will die for freedom. We all resent it when we are controlled by anyone. Either in a marriage, a cruel government dictatorship, or a harsh religous ruler. Love does no harm to its neighbour. Let us honor the memory of all those killed in the middle east by being tolerant and loving toward all, while at the same time feeling free to express our different opinions and faith to each other. God Bless

    Acts:5 New Testament
    38 And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; 39 but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it—lest you even be found to fight against God.” 40 And they agreed with him, and when they had called for the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. 41 So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His[d] name. 42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.

  • Tonto

    You guys will probably think I’m nuts or something, but I actually feel sorry for muzlems sometimes.  With all the crazy rules, potential to insult and set some whack job muz off over nothing, and always a potential for violence and ridicule from “outsiders” that consider islam insane….it’s got to be tough to be a towel head….unless you’re one of the super rich, royalty or clerical elites.  Everyone else is just shit to to be used and abused at will by the boss hajjis…..at least that’s the way it looks from here.

  • http://madaboutmahound.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

    There was a Paki hacker hijacking facebook accounts. He targeted the admins of groups like “I Hate pislam”, etc, and nuked them. That really pissed some of us off. So I’ll be glad if they’re all gone from facebook.

  • http://madaboutmahound.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

    Yeah, wouldn’t that be great?

  • http://madaboutmahound.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

    LOL! “Hello, I am Aisha Gaydaffi, daughter of the late Libyan dictator and I have $50 million US dollars to move. Can you help me?”

  • http://madaboutmahound.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

    That’s more or less how it is. The man is the head of the household. He owns everyone in his family. They bow to his will or else. And he bows to the will of the clan or tribe leader. Who bows to the caliph. Of course, everyone wants to be top dog. That’s why all the early caliphs were murdered by their successors in rapid succession.

  • JEWHAWK

    Koranderthals wouldn’t have invented even the toilet paper. Their grasp of technology is devoted for short-term usage, such as developing IED’s , shoe and crotch bombs and explosive vests.
    When they mess with the internet is to hack their hated zionist enemy’s websites, such as El Al, banks, credit card numbers and hospitals.

    Other thing: A place called “LA WHORE” must be very enticing.

  • CMartel

    Amen

  • CMartel

    Is she the one with the beard?

  • http://madaboutmahound.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

    Yep.

  • http://madaboutmahound.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

    They all have beards. Can you be more specific?

  • http://www.traveLightgame.com/ ljcarolyne
  • http://madaboutmahound.blogspot.com/ Gary Rumain

    Interesting but I’m looking for more silliness like this -

    http://madaboutmahound.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/hello-kitty-do-you-like-arselifters.html 

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    http://www.salamlife.com islamic social network only for muslims sign up an join to the salamlife. A new social networking phenomenon called “Salamlife”, set to hit the digital space this year, aspires to position and represent Muslims better in the cyber world with 500 million users and http://www.salampeople.com a halal pictures share website both websites for free and excellent work =)

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