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Facebook will have many images of Mohammed tomorrow, so Pakistan bans facebook.

May 19

Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan It was a Facebook campaign meant to make a stand for free speech. But in Pakistan, a contest encouraging users of the social-networking site to submit caricatures of the prophet Muhammad has been viewed as blasphemous, prompting a court-ordered nationwide ban on the website Wednesday.

A court in Lahore, Pakistan’s second-largest city, ordered the government to ensure that the country’s Internet service providers were blocking access to Facebook, the world’s most popular social-networking website. In the capital, Islamabad, the site was shut down as of early Wednesday evening.

via Pakistan court orders ban on Facebook because of Muhammad contest – latimes.com.

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