Time to Recall …………… MFB and FB’s Islamophobia


Dear All,

Assalam O Alikum (Peace be on you)

Below are the BBC links where Facebook admin has reiterated that they would be backing the ridiculing event aimed at Prophet (PBUH). I’m also trying to locate the one where they explicitly said “We support it for the sake of freedom of expression” but it seems as if it has been removed.

However the below links still show their support and unwillingness to act even as per their own guidelines, by using subjective explanations as an excuse. It is really tragic as we don’t normally expect such bias from Multinational business concerns. However, they seems to have some issue with Islam as they have double standards.

On one hand they appreciated the Ridicule of Prophet Muhammad PBUH in the name of freedom of expression and on the other hand were prompt to DISABLE the accounts of users putting up pages on Hitler or Questioning Holocaust. Below is a link to one such case with all the relevent PROOFS:

http://propakistani.pk/2010/05/23/one-facebook-two-faces-one-is-real-ugly/

Now read their statements below with the above evidence of their action to contrary.

“Facebook said in a statement that it would take action if any content “becomes an attack on anyone, including Muslim people”, but that in this case its policies were not violated.”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10136576

“”Facebook values free speech and enables people to express their feelings about a multitude of topics, even some that others may find distasteful or ignorant,” the statement said.”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10130195

So setting up a page on Hitler which is a historic person no matter how much you disagree with him or for that matter a page to discuss the events of Holocaust (which we condemn) VIOLATES FB’s policy but ridiculing and launching a hate-compaign against Islam, Prophet Muhammad PBUH, Allah and now Quran DOES NOT violate their policies?……… hypocrisy and deep infested, hidden hatred rings some bells?


It’s hard to imagine any decent person been able to defend the Islamophobic FB admin’s acts after this. I urge all to boycott Hate-Mongering FB to bring down this symbol of hate.

Below are some links to the major media outlets’ coverage of Millat Facebook with references to the FB admin’s support for the “cause”:

Radio Netherlands Worldwide
http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/pakistan-launches-facebook-faithful

New Statesman
http://www.newstatesman.com/digital/2010/06/muslims-pakistan-welcome-site

NewYork Daily News
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2010/06/08/2010-06-08_new_islamic_facebook_launched_after_draw_mohammed_controversy.html

IBN LIVE
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/halal-version-of-facebook-a-hit-in-pakistan/124220-11.html?from=tn

Google
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iOAHXhFHXrWMDdtAajYAxmypKT2w

Daily Mail – UK
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1282495/Facebook-Muslims-launched-Pakistan.html

NDTV
http://www.ndtv.com/news/world/halal-version-of-facebook-is-a-hit-in-pakistan-31612.php
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwkz3zjiIJU&NR=1

ABNA
http://www.abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&id=189927

Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010526story_26-5-2010_pg13_8

Hindustan Times
http://blogs.hindustantimes.com/cutting-the-edge/2010/06/13/islam-has-a-branding-problem-millatfacebook-ceo/#comments

Prothom-Alo – Bangladesh
http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2010-06-16/news/71211

GEO TV

http://www.geo.tv/5-28-2010/65740.htm

The News
http://www.thenews.com.pk/updates.asp?id=105624

Telegraph India
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1100614/jsp/frontpage/story_125628750.jsp

Zee News
http://www.zeenews.com/news633853.html

Rediff

http://business.rediff.com/report/2010/jun/14/halal-version-of-facebook-is-a-hit-in-pak.htm

Yahoo

http://in.news.yahoo.com/48/20100614/1243/ttc-halal-facebook-a-hit-in-pak_1.html

Miscl:

http://www.newser.com/story/91875/meet-the-new-islamic-facebook.html
http://arabcrunch.com/2010/06/gained-333000-members-in-15-days-milatfacebook-accuse-cia-israel-yahoo-zionist-facebook-of-plotting.html/comment-page-1#comment-72108
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/infotech/internet/Halal-version-of-Facebook-is-a-hit-in-Pakistan/articleshow/6046648.cms
http://www.financialexpress.com/news/halal-facebook-a-hit-in-pak/633585/
http://www.thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=331115&catid=37
http://news.oneindia.in/2010/06/14/halal-facebook-pakistan-muslims-users.html
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Halal-version-of-Facebook-is-a-hit-in-Pak/Article1-557529.aspx
http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/–Halal—version-of-Facebook-is-a-hit-in-Pakistan/633585/
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/news/internet/Facebook-Halal-a-rage-in-Pakistan/articleshow/6046716.cms
http://www.business-standard.com/india/storypage.php?autono=398262

Should you require anything else, feel free to contact me.


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Kind Regards,

Omer Zaheer Meer
ACCA (UK), BSc (Hons) (UK), CAT (UK), Adv. Financial Diploma (UK),
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (UK) & Certified CSM (LCCI & SMEDA – PAK)

Professional Associations: PRIMA (USA), ACCA (UK), PRMIA (USA), UKSIP (UK), CFAI (USA), LCCI (PAK) & MPDD (PAK)

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