May 20, 2010 /EIN Presswire/ — Pakistan has blocked access to Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia and other popular web sites accused of blasphemy in their use of material portraying the prophet Mohammed.

Triggering the action was a Seattle cartoonist’s satirical suggestion that Thursday be dubbed “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.” A Facebook page promoting the idea drew tens of thousands of members. An Islamic lawyers association in Lahore, Pakistan, argued that the contest essentially equaled blasphemy and won a court injunction against the social-networking site.

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