The Express Tribune reported on March 8 that blasphemous “pages were being removed with the help of the Facebook officials.” That may be one reason why referrals from Facebook to Jihad Watch are down upwards of 10,000 a day since February 10. But Facebook isn’t enough: Sharif wants “international organizations” to work to eliminate “all blasphemous content.” And doubtless many will be all too willing to implement this aspect of Sharia, and willingly surrender the freedom of speech.
“Blasphemy is an unpardonable offence: PM,” Express Tribune, March 14, 2017:
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that blasphemy is an ‘unpardonable sin’ and ordered authorities concerned to nab those responsible for posting such content on social media.
“Law enforcers should search for the people spreading blasphemous material and prosecute them under the law,” a statement quoted him as saying on Tuesday.
The prime minister also ordered stringent measures to be taken to stop blasphemous content from making rounds on social media.
“Love for Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the most valued asset for the believers,” he said, directing authorities to nab those involved in disseminating blasphemous material.
He ordered daily reports on the matter, saying international organisations should be contacted for the elimination of all blasphemous content. The Foreign Office, he added, should play its role in the regard, Radio Pakistan reported….