2.5 Million Muslims Threaten To Quit Facebook Over Fan Page Removal
By on July 18th, 2010

has been having a lot of problems with Muslims and had faced a ban from the Government of Pakistan earlier over Controversial Caricatures of Prophet Muhammad. In fact, the controversies were so serious that death penalties were being contemplated for Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook Banned

After all that happened in the past two months, Facebook is now in the midst of another controversy, where they are accused of removing some popular pages related to Muslims from the social networking sites.

According to reports, several Muslims are circulating a letter on Facebook accusing Zuckerberg of ignoring the feelings of over 2.5 million Muslims. The letter reads: "Although you have attended the world’s best communication skills courses you have been most successful in growing great hatred and hostility between you and Muslims around the world, but seriously this time you have caused an almost unrepairable [sic] damage."

The letter demands Facebook to reinstate the removed pages and also demanded that pages which disrespect the Islamic religion should be removed from Facebook.

According to Facebook spokeswoman, the Islamic pages, which included "I love Mohammed" and "Quran Lovers", were taken down because they were being used to ‘spam’ users, which is against the company’s policy.

Now, if things do not go right the 2.5 Muslims have threatened to leave Facebook and join Madina.com which is a Facebook clone and promises to respect the Islamic principles. Now the question here is whether such controversies can be controlled and will it ever end?

(Source: TOI)

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