Meet the New Islamic Facebook

Site launches during Pakistan's ban on social networking site
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2010 5:17 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The recent furor over a Facebook page that invited user drawings of Mohammed has spurred a Pakistani man to start an Islamic version of the social-networking site. He founded after Facebook refused to pull the offending page and Pakistan temporarily banned the original site, the New York Daily News reports.

The site expresses a neutral viewpoint, but has attracted at least a few users with anti-American and anti-Western sentiments: "All Muslims must get to gather(sic) and we easily can remove Bloody Israel from the map of the World !" reads one user's status post, while another invites members to defeat the "Zionist-owned" American Facebook.

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