“Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” was a couple of weeks ago, Pakistan has already lifted its ban (partially, anyway), and Bangladesh hurries to show that it hates free speech too.
Note that AP’s headline again refers to Muhammad as a “prophet” without qualification, as if we’re all Muslims now — and as is common mainstream media practice these days — but the article itself is (unusually) a bit better, referring to him as “Islam’s prophet.”
“Bangladesh blocks Facebook over prophet drawings,” from AP, May 30 (thanks to JCB):
DHAKA, Bangladesh – Bangladesh says it has blocked the popular social networking website Facebook over a page that urges people to draw images of Islam’s prophet Muhammad.
Chief telecommunication regulator Zia Ahmed said Sunday that access to the site has been temporarily blocked because it was publishing caricatures that may hurt the religious sentiments of people in the Muslim-majority nation….
Thousands of Muslims protested in Dhaka last week against what they called the website’s “blasphemous content” because of a page called “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” that encouraged users to post images of the prophet….