Iranian cleric calls Facebook 'un-Islamic', membership a 'sin'

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  1. Blackwater

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    An Iranian ayatollah has said that the social networking service Facebook was un-Islamic and being a member of it a sin, the ISNA news agency reported Saturday.
    In Iran, it is common for senior clerics to be asked about their stance on certain social issues and whether these issues are compatible with Islamic norms.

    ISNA on Saturday broadcast coverage of the response of Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi-Golpaygani, a senior cleric, to the question about Facebook and Iranian membership in the social networking service.

    Their answers are regarded as a form of decree.
    "Basically, going to any website which propagates immoralities and could weaken the religious belief is un-Islamic and not allowed, and membership in it is therefore haram (a sin)," the ayatollah replied.
    "Only the use of websites propagating religious criteria and not leading to any kind of ethical immoralities is of no problem," he added.
    According to official figures released last October, 17 million Iranians have a Facebook account, despite heavy restrictions and filtering imposed by the government.
    Due to the popularity of Facebook with younger generations, observers believe that the number of real Iranian Facebook users could be much higher than 17 million.
    Iran has a population of 70 million, of which than 60 per cent is under the age of 30.
    Over 5 million websites are reportedly blocked in Iran, but Iranians use proxy software and virtual private networks (VPN) to access them.
    Iranian officials have, for over three decades, been waging what they call a "battle against the invasion of Western culture."
    This has led to blockades of "immoral" internet sites and banned Western music and movies. However, pirated versions of those are easily available on the black market.
    The country recently established a cyberpolice unit to better police the internet and even plans to introduce its own national internet, though this has been postponed several times.




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  3. Blackwater

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    If this is the case then how many user use Facebook in Pakistan?? it means Pakistan is not a Islamic state. They should change there name to "minority republic of pakistan":scared2::scared2::scared2::scared2:
     
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    tiranga Tihar Jail Banned

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    :rofl:Muslim mullahs and their fatwes...
     
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    lolz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Sooner Amerika bombs this moron the better.
     
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    C'mon guys, he may not like Facebook but I'm sure he likes XXX websites! :pound:
     
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    Everything in the world is unIslamic.

    It is fashionable for these defenders of the Faith to say so.

    They are antediluvians and raving idiots!

    They are a disgrace to modernity and intelligence!
     
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    Awesome fatwa. :thumb:

    I hope there are more and more such Mullahs in Pakistan who would keep declaring such beautiful fatwas. After all, the mard-e-momeens of Pakisatan are badly influenced by kuffar media such as India, and need to be kept away from further evil influences.
     
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    They should start Iranian face book controlled by the Ayottullahs !!
     
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    These mad mullahs crack me up... no wonder there is a widespread Islamophobia and misconceptions/hatred towards Islam today because of these clerics who declare idiotic fatwa and statements which sounds illigocal and prehistoric.This guy wants to say that Islamic teachings are so weak that their followers can't control and understand what is haram and what is not.As per him 17 million or 21% of Iranians are harami since they use FB. But since these clerics wants prehistoric time so much US may grant them by bombing back to the same era.I would not like Iran to be bombed but these kind of people deserve to be bombed and sent to their 1072 virgins since they are a roadblock in development and progress of an ancient civilization. :lol:
     
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    This is a very regressive step. Needs to be countered by the people of Iran.
     

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