Pakistan Blocks Facebook Over Caricatures of Prophet Muhammad

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Wed, May 19th, 2010 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

A Pakistani court has ordered the authorities to temporarily block Facebook due to a contest that calls for caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. The court order follows a petition by a group called the Islamic Lawyers' Movement, which complained that the contest was "blasphemous." Several dozen male students held a rally nearby, with some holding signs that urged Islamic holy war against those who blaspheme the prophet.

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