Facebook backlash from 2.5 million Muslim users

The hugely popular social networking website Facebook appears to have suffered a bit of backlash from over 2.5 million Muslim users recently. According to media reports, they were left feeling angry and may even quit, after certain Islamic pages were removed from the website.

As reported by timesofindia.indiatimes.com (sourced from the Daily Mail), shortly after 4 extremely popular Islamic pages were removed from the website, the Muslim community expressed its anger and even posted a template letter into numerous Facebook pages.

The template letter accused the website’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, of “ignoring the feelings of more than 2.5 million Muslims.” The letter went on to demand that the pages be reinstated on Facebook, and rules to be made regarding the posting of anti-Islamic comments.

A spokeswoman for Facebook explained that the Islamic pages – which included “Quran Lovers” and “I Love Mohammed” – were taken down from the website because they were actually being used to “spam” users, which of course is against the company’s policy.

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