Pakistan Ready to Issue Death Warrant Against Zuckersberg and Andy
By on June 18th, 2010

Facebook has really upset the Muslim world with its “Draw Muhammad” page and this brought trouble for Mark Zuckersberg, the CEO and co-founder of Facebook.

A criminal proceeding against Mark Zuckersberg is in place and he is being investigated against for the highly controversial “Everybody Draw Muhammad” page. This proceeding is taking place in Pakistan which also happens to be one of the larger Muslim nations and has better connections with the west. Also involved in this proceeding are Facebook co-founders Chris Hughes and  Dustin Moskovitz and Andy, a German who started the page.

A Facebook spokesperson has refused to comment on this calling the matter legal. These charges are being pressed against the 295-C of the Pakistan penal court which says,

Use of derogatory remark etc, in respect of the Holy Prophet, whoever by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representation, or by any imputation, innuendo, or insinuation, directly or indirectly, defiles the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable for fine.

According to that, Facebook has committed a heinous crime though; I have a question to ask here.  Is is right to issue a death warrant against the founder and the people running Facebook? They are not the ones who created the page in the first place!

Although Mark Zuckersberg never stops getting into trouble, but this is the biggest trouble he can get into.

Author: Chinmoy Kanjilal Google Profile for Chinmoy Kanjilal
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