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Pakistan threatens to ban Google over 'blasphemous material'

By Jesse · 20 replies
Jun 11, 2013
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  1. Pakistan is threatening to block all Google sites if the company does not remove “blasphemous and objectionable material” from YouTube, says Anusha Rahman Khan, the country’s new IT and telecommunications minister.

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  2. Jamibi

    Jamibi TS Enthusiast Posts: 33   +6

    This is just pathetic. All these stupid delusional countries strutting their religious laws around.. Please.. Just get over it, it's the internet. I'm sure "Allah" doesn't have a care in the world. Threatening to block all Google services is just going to harm the people more than Google, but I'm sure their delusional government doesn't care.
    hammer2085 likes this.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,633   +692

    Fine. Go live in the Dark Ages. No one cares.
  4. Opus

    Opus TS Enthusiast Posts: 49

    Simply ridiculous.
    hammer2085 and Jamibi like this.
  5. This kind of stupidity only happen in a country which use sharia law (religious law of Islam).
    when a nation use this kind of law, they wont advancing into a better state, only the opposite.. they'll tend to refuse many advancement, narrow-minded, and they prefer turning back to stone-age and become less civilized..
    hammer2085 and m4a4 like this.
  6. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 628   +68

    This is the kind of thing that happened in Iran.
    m4a4 likes this.
  7. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

    The B1tch of this is... google is the type of company that might just pander to this BS.
  8. Google, along with Facebook, Microsoft and Apple will and do provide filters for different countries.
  9. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Addict Posts: 284   +49

    Maybe Google should ban Pakistan.
  10. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,762   +435

    And give up ad revenue? Hah that's crazy talk!
  11. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,837   +1,180

    We should care a little. One of the ideas that stuck around from the dark ages is that it's OK to kill someone who doesn't have the same religion as you.
  12. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 451   +21

    Good thing for Pakistan that Apple is nor using Bing :p...
  13. Tell me one thing how the heck is it ridiculous, you people have no respect for jesus christ but we respect every prophet and we can not your satanic video producers to do what ever they want to do. Why don't you make a film on how Americans are living on someone else's land, tell people how you slaughtered helpless people and tell people about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
  14. Give respect and have respect.
    in the eye of the Islam all religion are respectable, we spread our religion with good behave not by the making a dispute.
    that video is completely wrong, its against the Islam and our Holy Prophet.
    Google should have to remove that video from the youtube.
  15. Nonsense, if you are not comfortable enough in your own religion to ignore mockery and criticism, then perhaps you need to reconsider your belief.
  16. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,028   +197

    Its crazy even the UK filters, they took out Michelangelo's nun-chucks in the original Teenage mutant ninja turtles cartoon. Because they were illegal at the time.
  17. Chuck Cortes

    Chuck Cortes TS Rookie Posts: 53   +13

    I agree, your religious beliefs do not dictate the beliefs of the rest of the world. If you don't have the power to ignore this kind of criticism then Youtube should be the least of your worries. This world will never become a peaceful one if some people continue to believe their own beliefs are paramount and absolute. I doubt they will do it but I could care less if Pakistan bans all of Google's sites. They will only be hurting themselves and civil war seems like its in fashion these days over there.
  18. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,028   +197

    Who has more faith those who listen to others point of view or someone who sticks their thumbs in their ears saying lalalallalalalalala?
  19. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    >_> Never going to the middle east. I wonder how well china fared when they closed themselves off from many all those years ago
  20. Who knows the real reason Pakistan threatens to ban google?

    "Now it seems that the country is using the ad revenue generated by its population as leverage to force Google into removing or filtering the videos that Pakistan finds objectionable."

    "This ultimatum is apparently an effort to get YouTube back into Pakistan as soon as possible, without making any concessions on content the government wants filtered."

    ..nah, I guess Pakistan government also wants a piece of fortune from Google, if Google doesn't give it then they will ban Google that might cause Google lose potential ad revenue that can be generated from Pakistan people
  21. lmike6453

    lmike6453 TS Enthusiast Posts: 100   +6

    It's like the South Park episode where they threatened to ban Family Guy over the Mohammed video! freaking mantras

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