“Pakistan blocks YouTube for ‘blasphemous’ content: officials,” from AFP (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
ISLAMABAD (AFP) “” Pakistan has ordered all Internet service providers to block the YouTube website for containing “blasphemous” content and material considered offensive to Islam, officials said Sunday.
An inter-ministerial committee has decided to block YouTube because it contained “blasphemous content, videos and documents,” a government official told AFP.
“The site will remain blocked till further orders,” he said.
Other officials said the site had been blocked because it contained controversial sketches of the Prophet Mohammed which were republished by Danish newspapers earlier this month.
One major service provider, Micronet, said in an email to subscribers that the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority had directed all ISPs to block access to YouTube “for containing blasphemous web content/movies.”…