Continuing the long religious tradition of throwing a temper tantrum at the very thought that someone else might not believe as they do, a Pakistani court has ordered authorities in that country to block Facebook pages that it has deemed to be blasphemous.
The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday ordered authorities to block Facebook pages allegedly containing blasphemous content.
A division bench comprising PHC Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan and Justice Qaiser Rashid also sought a reply from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Information and Broadcast, secret agencies and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on a petition filed by Advocate Arif Jan.
Jan argued two pages on the social media website, Facebook, contained blasphemous material. The petitioner, who has already reportedly appraised the court on the pages, refused to share the links in open court fearing nationwide protests.
How fragile is your religion if it must be protected against the knowledge that others do not believe in it?