Thousands of Mohammed images uploaded on Facebook
internet regulators shut down YouTube and hundreds of other websites in protest at the online contest "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day".
Students and Islamist militants marched in their thousands through the cities of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.
Any representation of the Prophet Mohammed is deemed un-Islamic and blasphemous by Muslims.
On Wednesday a Pakistani court ordered internet service providers to block customers from Facebook. The following day, most also lost access to Wikipedia, YouTube and more than 450 websites that referred to the online contest.
However, that did not stop Facebook members elsewhere in the world posting photographs and cartoons.
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Stuart Morris - 5/21/2010
Will some Muslim please explain why ANY drawing should ever be banned?
No sketch can possibly harm anyone - unless it directly incites violence.
The world has more than enough problems without inventing silly religeous rules.
We are in the 21st century now (at least most of us are).
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