Islamic Nations Ban YouTube
DUBAI - It is ranked among the top 10 most popular sites in the UAE, but Dubai’s police chief believes that YouTube ‘incites hatred’ and, therefore, should be banned from computers.As Creeping Sharia stated,
On Sunday, Bangladesh became the latest country to impose a block on YouTube after a 40-minute discussion between the Prime Minister and senior generals was posted online. Earlier, in February 2008, the Pakistani government blocked the video-sharing site, because it republished cartoons blasphemous to Islam. Last April, Indonesian officials temporarily blocked YouTube for carrying the film, but restored service a week later.
The Commander in Chief of Dubai Police, Lt Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, appeared to have launched a campaign on Sunday when he called upon Etisalat to ban YouTube, which uploads more than 200,000 videos each day. He was addressing the general assembly of the Juveniles Education and Care Association here.
Tamim said that the website contained videos that ‘sparked dissension’, especially on religious belief....
Could they be upset with the Hamas, Hizbollah, and other jihadist videos on Google-owned Youtube? Nope, defaming Islam is the problem.In order to keep followers enslaved to a barbaric and hate-filled ideology and so as to keep their vise grip on billions of citizens, Islamic leaders can't let the people even think for themselves; thinking is defamation of Islam. Therein lies one of the greatest barriers to winning "hearts and minds." The visual media of YouTube might just force a change, a reformation, or a revolution as the medium doesn't require great literacy and often has immediate impact on one's thinking and perceptions.
I never said that Islamic leaders weren't clever and able to work an effective strategy.