Interestingly, though, all these “offensive-to-Islam” blogs seem to attract lots of visitors; one blog up for a mere week received 1,700 visitors. As the Malaysian authorities mean to demonstrate, however, curiousity kills the cat — or in this case, the Malaysian. More on this story.
“Jakim reports receiving more complaints about blogs insulting Islam,” from NST Online, January 7:
The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) has received several more complaints about blogs insulting Islam and the Quran. A Jakim officer, who did not want to be named, said the complaints were received the last few days on the department’s portal.
Jakim’s research division had initiated investigations, he told Bernama when contacted today.
Yesterday, Taman Permai Umno Youth head Hafiz Malek revealed the existence of a new blog containing insults against Prophet Muhammad and Islam, which he said sprouted just over the week and had recorded some 1,700 visitors so far.
Last month, a blog using the name and picture of a Malay woman was exposed engaging in this sensitive activity.