Facebook has gotten itself banned in Bangladesh after caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed and “obnoxious” images of the Muslim-majority country’s leaders appeared on the site.
The Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission banned the site because it was feared that the website “hurt the religious sentiments of the country’s majority Muslim population”.
Of course the fact that the site also took the Michael out of leading politicians had nothing to do with it.
Apparently some links in the site also contained obnoxious images of our leaders including the current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the leader of the opposition.
Apparently Bangladesh’s elite anti-crime Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested one young man over the images attacking the political leaders.
He has been charged with spreading malice and insulting the country’s leaders.
Facebook will be re-opened once the government erase the pages that contain the obnoxious images.
The move followed protests in the capital Dhaka, demanding that the government ban Facebook over what they called “anti-Islamic propaganda”.
It was all because of the “Everyone Draw Mohammed Day” campaign on Facebook.