Millatfacebook: New Facebook For Muslims, A Response to Draw the Prophet Facebook Group
It did not take long for Pakistani/Indian Muslim geeks to hit back on facebook after the deep unpleasant feelings by many over the facebook group that call for a competition to Draw the prompt Mohammad Peace be upon him.
But they hit back with Millatfacebook, a facebook like social network for Muslims and “nice, decent and sophisticated people of all religions and faiths, to come together and make a network. They should interact in a way that is socially responsible by providing them all the freedom of expression, however respecting each others’ sentiments, sensitivities and beliefs. ” as the site says.
Pakistani entrepreneur Omer Zaheer Meer, CEO of Millatfacebook, told hindustantimes ” We requested Facebook to remove the offending pages but they did not even bother to reply,” so instead he launched his new startup.As the site says:
“A small group of young IT professionals who were very keen users of Facebook developed this idea when Facebook seems to allow mockery of the most sacred person of Islam, the prophet Muhammad (Sallal-la-ho-Alaihe-Wa-aalehe-Wasallam). A competition was announced on facebook and the blasphemous caricatures of the prophet Muhammad (Sallal-la-ho-Alaihe-Wa-aalehe-Wasallam) were uploaded, and instead of taking any consideration and action, they supported it candidly.
“After the announcement of the commencement date of this excruciating incident on facebook we all saw hundreds of the protesting Muslims around the world who all together failed to make facebook stop that irreligious event and they made Muslim Millat bear that extreme pain. We all have experienced the so called “freedom of expression” the statement which they produce when ever any question is raised to them. They never let go this freedom of expression when it comes to the Holocaust, or racism, and honor this statement, but when it comes to the Muslim faith, they never.”
According to Hindustannews, In 11 days the site managed to attract thousands of members, who seem fired-up by Facebook. Even though facebook promised to “respect Islam” and deleted the offending group.
Millatfacebook look like having many of the current features that facebook has, however I could not finish my signup process since the site requires verifications via email and until this moment I did not get the email. The site nots claims “Yahoo is blocking any incoming/outgoing email which contains millatfacebook.com, ” we do not know if Goolge is blocking with its gmail.
#Thanks Mo’men Mohamed for the tip. Via Allfacebook