Is Interpol under Sharia? Maybe — it has helped enforce it in the recent past. “Pakistan turns to Interpol after Twitter declines to help manage ‘anti-Islamic material,'” by Jon Russell for The Next Web, May 21 (thanks to Twostellas):
Pakistan’s Interior Minister, Senator Rehman Malik, has taken to Twitter to explain that, following the Twitter blockage over the weekend, the government has contacted Interpol to take up the issue of screening sensitive content, after Twitter’s management reportedly offered no assistance with the matter.
Twitter was blocked and subsequently unblocked in Pakistan over the weekend, and the minister revealed that “un Islamic” content was the reason behind the saga. He also explained that the block was initiated by the IT ministry without warning or consultation with Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, who was not in favour of it.
When made aware of the block, the minister and Prime Minister demanded that access was restored, however Malik has admitted that the issue is “highly sensitive” and will need to be addressed in the long run.
Malik explained that certain “anti Islamic material” on the service is causing tension and “hurting the feelings” of many Muslims, forcing the government to take action to help manage the service and keep it open in Pakistan….