Isn’t this rather un-Islamic? I thought it even forbids images of people.
No “image” here. Just encouragement for Islam!
Then again there seems to be some confusion out there ... .
Friday, November 19, 2010
New Tie for Muslim Men: An Obvious Phallic Symbol?
Maybe they felt the need to present a new “image of themselves?
No. 1 Nation in Sexy Web Searches? Call it Pornistan
By Kelli Morgan
Published July 13, 2010
They may call it the “Land of the Pure,” but Pakistan turns out to be anything but.
The Muslim country, which has banned content on at least 17 websites to block offensive and blasphemous material, is the world's leader in online searches for pornographic material, FoxNews.com has learned.
So here's the irony: Google ranks Pakistan No. 1 in the world in searches for pornographic terms, outranking every other country in the world in searches per person for certain sex-related content.
Pakistan is top dog in searches per-person for
“horse sex” since 2004,
“donkey sex” since 2007,
“rape pictures” between 2004 and 2009,
“rape sex” since 2004,
“child sex” between 2004 and 2007 and since 2009,
“animal sex” since 2004 and
“dog sex” since 2005,
according to Google Trends and Google Insights, features of Google that generate data based on popular search terms.
The country also is tops — or has been No. 1 — in searches for “sex,” “camel sex,” “rape video,” “child sex video” and some other searches that can't be printed here.
In addition to banning content on 17 websites, including islamexposed.blogspot.com, Pakistan is monitoring seven other sites — Google, Yahoo, Bing, YouTube, Amazon, MSN and Hotmail — for anti-Islamic content, the Associated Press reported in June.
Pakistan temporarily banned Facebook in May when Muslim groups protested the Everybody Draw Muhammad Day page, where users were encouraged to upload pictures of the Prophet Muhammad. The page remained on Facebook, but Pakistani users were unable to view it, said Andrew Noyes, manager of Facebooks Public Policy Communication.
The countrys punishment for those charged with blasphemy is execution, ...