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Pakistani Lawyer Wants Mark Zuckerberg Executed

kdawson posted more than 4 years ago | from the just-cut-the-wires dept.

Censorship 1318

Earthquake Retrofit sends along a piece from The Register reporting on a nightmare scenario of legal jurisdiction on the Internet: a Pakistani lawyer has filed blasphemy charges, carrying the death penalty, against Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives (and the pseudonomous user who initiated the "Draw Muhammad" contest last month). Pakistani police have apparently opened an investigation, according to this Google translation of a BBC Urdu report."

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Slashdot Posters Want Pakistani Lawyer Executed (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614134)

n/t

Re:Slashdot Posters Want Pakistani Lawyer Executed (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614246)

Fuck that. Nuke the entire country from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.

I love moderates (5, Funny)

Dyinobal (1427207) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614142)

I for one am glad to see the Islamic religion embracing their moderate side.

Re:I love moderates (4, Insightful)

rolfwind (528248) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614328)

What do you really expect for a religion literally meaning "submission" and where the very founder spread it at the point of a sword. As a society, we all want to have a very PC belief that all religions are created equal, have good intentions, at their core are always good messages and what not and it's only the bad people that pervert them.... but I think that's naive and I'm saying this as an agnostic. Treating unsubstantiated beliefs as sacred and taboo will always be a bad thing because you can't challenge a good or bad interpretation with logic and clearly any and all belief systems set up by man for various agendas will have downsides - some more than others.

Re:I love moderates (1, Insightful)

warGod3 (198094) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614408)

Hmmm, pretty much sounds like Christianity as well.

Re:I love moderates (3, Interesting)

Mashiki (184564) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614516)

Reformation vs no reformation. It's pretty easy to figure out which ones went through which 700 years ago.

Re:I love moderates (4, Insightful)

aicrules (819392) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614518)

Founder spreading it by the sword is different than the followers/descendants distorting its message to spread it by the sword. So no, not insightful. Similar yes, but when the ACTUAL original roots of a belief system involve violence, that's a lot different.

Re:I love moderates (3, Insightful)

Bigjeff5 (1143585) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614602)

Of course, Christianity has its roots in Judaism, which while not exactly "spread" by the point of the sword, it was advanced by the point of the sword.

Judaism's history was a very violent one, though they were/are not particularly interested in spreading the religion, because it is a racial religion.

Re:I love moderates (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614532)

Christianity is about being children of God (call him "abba", father) and Islam is about being more like slaves of God. That's a fundamental, irreconcilable disconnect.

Re:I love moderates (1)

CannonballHead (842625) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614548)

Hmmm, pretty much sounds like Christianity as well.

That depends on what group claiming the name of Christian/Christ you are referring to.

Re:I love moderates (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614554)

Hmmm, pretty much sounds like Christianity as well.

I'm curious, which 21st century Christian figures are calling for and filing motions for government-sponsored murder?

Re:I love moderates (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614584)

Phelps.

Re:I love moderates (3, Insightful)

Dunega (901960) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614606)

and? Is that supposed to make it OK somehow?

Re:I love moderates (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614506)

Ya I don't understand these blasphemy charges. If someone says something they disagree with, then should just ignore him and move on. I'm not religious so I guess the equivalent for me would be someone claiming that coconuts are fruits. I'll think he's an idiot but that's it, I won't want him executed.

Re:I love moderates (5, Funny)

mark72005 (1233572) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614448)

Well, at least they are bothering to pursue the execution through legal channels this time.

Progress is progress.

Ah, the joys of being a CEO... (1)

Crazy Taco (1083423) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614512)

Political, economic AND religious extremists want you dead!

Re:I love moderates (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614580)

I agree. Atheists like Pol Pot, Stalin and Hitler were well-known for their humanitarian initiatives and clearly weren't responsible for the largest amount of human slaughtering in a millenia.

I demand (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614152)

I demand a pony! I want a pony! So I can chop it's head off and put it in a Pakistani lawyer's bed.

They would only be hurting themselves (5, Insightful)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614154)

If Pakistan were to actually uphold this absurd attempt, it wouldn't hurt Mark Zuckerberg (I'm pretty sure he's not planning on going to Pakistan anytime soon and no civilized country is even going to consider extradition). But it WOULD certainly hurt Pakistan (which already has a pretty bad rep to begin with). It's the equivalent of holding up a big sign to the world that reads "We're a backwards shithole, filled with intolerant Koran-thumping hicks. Don't even think about coming here or doing business here." It would be a valuable lesson on what religious fanaticism can do to your country, I suppose--especially for countries that don't have oil (the only reason any businessman from the civilized world would even be caught dead in Saudi Arabia).

Re:They would only be hurting themselves (-1, Troll)

Michael Kristopeit (1751814) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614252)

and what sign does facebook hold to the world?
"we're a backwards shithole, filled with idiots who will insult your religion just because they know nothing makes you more mad."

kill them all.

Re:They would only be hurting themselves (3, Insightful)

clone53421 (1310749) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614296)

That’s apparently the difference between us... I don’t believe that insulting someone’s religion should carry the death penalty.

You’re just as bad as this idiot Pakistani lawyer.

Re:They would only be hurting themselves (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614384)

I support his execution for other reasons, such as his crappy facebook privacy games.

Re:They would only be hurting themselves (-1, Troll)

Michael Kristopeit (1751814) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614392)

so the difference between us is that we're all equally as bad...
ur mums face is ugly.

Re:They would only be hurting themselves (5, Insightful)

Sir_Lewk (967686) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614350)

More likely: "we're a bunch of weenies who are willing to bow to pressure from intolerant koran thumping hicks who say they want to behead us for exercising our rights."

Pointing out the absurdity of people being offended by stupid things is nothing to be ashamed about. Here, I'll even do it right now: 8===D O: That is Muhammad sucking a massive cock, for those unaware.

What facebook should be ashamed of is that they bowed to pressure from these lunatics.

Re:They would only be hurting themselves (1)

Michael Kristopeit (1751814) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614482)

What facebook should be ashamed of is that they bowed to pressure from these lunatics.

i am not a member of facebook... i am not a member of any church... i don't give a shit about you. now then,

where does the value come from facebook? seemingly EVERYONE uses it. the second facebook becomes associated with mean people doing mean things just to be mean, SOME people WILL leave. once that happens, it's game over.

telling facebook they SHOULD be ashamed is no different than telling muslims they SHOULD be ashamed. like i said, ass-backwards idiots.

Re:They would only be hurting themselves (1)

Sir_Lewk (967686) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614610)

The point is that facebook should be ashamed, but not for the reasons that you suggest. They should be ashamed because they did not go far enough.

Also, I really don't give a shit what you think of facebook as a useful website. That is completely irrelevant.

Re:They would only be hurting themselves (5, Funny)

mdm-adph (1030332) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614412)

"Koran-thumping hicks" is my new phrase of the month. Thank you.

Re:They would only be hurting themselves (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614440)

Wanna see the future? Next week on slashdot: "Mark Zuckerberg sues Pakistani lawyer for attempted murder in New York district court."

Grab the popcorn folks, this is gonna be a hell of a show!

Re:They would only be hurting themselves (3, Insightful)

NeutronCowboy (896098) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614458)

What if that religious fanaticism happens to be the religion that controls a major portion of the oil in the world? Islamic countries tend to stick together for no other reason than they happen to be islamic.

It also is a sign of things to come: more countries will sue citizens of other countries for what they did on the Internet. There is a real risk that this will impede business all over the world.

Re:They would only be hurting themselves (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614592)

If Pakistan were to actually uphold this absurd attempt, it wouldn't hurt Mark Zuckerberg

Look what it did to author Salman Rushdie [wikipedia.org] , who stayed in hiding for years after a fatwa was issued against him. I'd hate to run around with a big red X painted on my back waiting for the next loony to strike. Granted, Zuckerberg can afford all kinds of security measures most of us can't but still, even security for TPOTUS has been known to fail.

You know... (3, Interesting)

bsDaemon (87307) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614156)

... while the wider implications are scary, I'm not sure I really have a problem with this particular case. Think they could make Four Square a crime against humanity while they're at it?

Personally (1, Funny)

Izabael_DaJinn (1231856) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614158)

I love all these "suddenoutbreakofcommonsense" stories.

It comes down to... (4, Insightful)

icsx (1107185) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614172)

Islam - a religion of peace. Are you serious?

Re:It comes down to... (3, Insightful)

bynary (827120) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614300)

Sure! As long as you define peace as "getting rid of everyone who disagrees with me."

Re:It comes down to... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614342)

After all, nobody in *our* country's majority religion would ever decide that somebody needed to be killed based on religious dictates [huffingtonpost.com] . Nope, wouldn't ever happen.

Re:It comes down to... (4, Insightful)

Sir_Lewk (967686) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614402)

Christianity not being a "religion of peace" (no news here, don't think you are so terribly insightful) doesn't mean that Islam is. Both are free to be ridiculed at the same time.

On the other hand, this article is definitively about Islam, so that is what's being discussed.

Re:It comes down to... (1)

91degrees (207121) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614456)

MEh. Most of the practitioners are peaceful.

The fact that this guy's a dangerous nutcase isn't the religion's fault. He'd find another excuse to demand blood if Islam didn't exist.

Re:It comes down to... (0, Redundant)

warGod3 (198094) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614472)

Yeah and the Crusades never happened either, right?

Re:It comes down to... (4, Informative)

clone53421 (1310749) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614552)

The crusades were politically motivated and it’s a shame everyone believed the religious excuse that was used to keep people interested in a perpetual bloody conflict.

Re:It comes down to... (1)

mark72005 (1233572) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614520)

That person had no justification based on his religion's holy text to do what he did.

He, by his own admission, committed a wrong solely on the basis of the greater "good" outweighing his deeds. (Which, ironically, has more in common with Islam than Christianity)

On the other hand, it requires no perversion of the lawyer in the story's holy text to justify what he is asking for. Of course most adherents are not violent, but those that choose to be can draw perfect justification from the holy text.

Re:It comes down to... (2, Insightful)

sycodon (149926) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614616)

So by your reasoning, the next time some thug who happens to be an atheist kills someone, it proves all atheists are potential murders?

Re: It comes down to... (2, Insightful)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614542)

Islam - a religion of peace. Are you serious?

Has your favorite religion ever killed anyone?

What you'll find with Islam, like any other religion with millions of followers, is that the adherents hold a broad variety of attitudes. Best not to judge all by the behavior of some, just as with skin color, nationality, hairstyle, or anything else.

Heck, I remember seeing on the news in the '90s where two sects of Buddhist monks were going at it with quarterstaffs, fighting over control of a shrine.

I met Iranian Moslems in college who were thoroughly westernized.

Re: It comes down to... (1, Insightful)

aicrules (819392) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614582)

Except that with Islam it's not just the random followers that promote violent spreading of islam. It's the original founder.

Re:It comes down to... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614566)

it is peaceful when you've eliminated all voices of dissent. . .

Re:It comes down to... (4, Insightful)

gmuslera (3436) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614594)

Well, i would be more worried about that if it comes from a country where death penalty is still on use, that have deportation treaties with most countries (and if that fails, have no problem in taking other approachs), and that consider big crimes things that in other cultures could be something accepted or normal. And im not talking about Pakistan exactly.

Sure, why not? (3, Interesting)

bigstrat2003 (1058574) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614174)

We seem to be willing to cave to the Muslim extremists in every other way, so why not this one too? Surely it's only sensible to be pussies every time the extremists pressure us, life and liberty be damned!

Re: Sure, why not? (1)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614430)

We seem to be willing to cave to the Muslim extremists in every other way, so why not this one too?

Examples?

Re: Sure, why not? (5, Informative)

Shakrai (717556) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614574)

How about the fact that DoD was so infested with political correctness that it ignored the warning signs regarding a Muslim service member whom later went on a shooting rampage and killed over a dozen innocent people?

There's also Comedy Central's hypocrisy -- they allow South Park (and Jon Stewart to a lesser extent) to rip every other religion to shreds but refuse to allow them to do the same to Islam.

Re:Sure, why not? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614468)

By 'cave', I presume you mean kill 500,000 women and children in Irq ("the price was worth it"), detaining others without trial, torturing some, murdering civilians at wedding parties on a daily basis, build hundreds of military bases in their countries, etc, etc.

A Modest Proposal: Thunderdome (5, Funny)

Tackhead (54550) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614176)

Pakistani Lawyer Wants Mark Zuckerberg Executed

That's not "a nightmare scenario of legal jurisdiction". That's an opportunity. Allow me to sever the Gordian knot of tangled jurisdictional issues with justice, THUNDERDOME style.

Tonight's card: Muslim Fundamentalist Lawyer vs. Mark Zuckerberg. Two men enter, one world wins.

Facebook == Blasphemy? (1)

Elgonn (921934) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614178)

Seems about right.

Get in the queue buddy... (2, Funny)

xtracto (837672) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614180)

nt

Re:Get in the queue buddy... (5, Insightful)

xtracto (837672) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614208)

And on a more serious note... what does the people who want the UK Hacker extradited and tried in the USA think of this?... after all the crime was commited in Pakistan (showing drawings of Teh Propeth) no?

Re:Get in the queue buddy... (3, Insightful)

bsDaemon (87307) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614442)

See, hacking government computers is illegal everywhere, recognized by a crime by two allies who have an extradition treaty with each other. "Blasphemy" isn't a crime in America, or most of the non-Muslim world. Pakistan is basically the world's Arkansas and no one takes them seriously. There is no moral or legal equivalent.

No problemo... (5, Funny)

tekrat (242117) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614200)

All the Pakistanis have to do is give us Osama Bin Laden first!
In the meantime, we'll keep Mark in a nice safe cave built by the CIA.

Re:No problemo... (5, Funny)

bynary (827120) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614326)

Where's the "Like" button on Slashdot?

Re:No problemo... (1)

bsDaemon (87307) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614466)

In the stumleupon bar for Firefox?

Re:No problemo... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614332)

...i thought Bin Laden was in Afghanistan...

This should be interesting... (2, Interesting)

mysidia (191772) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614212)

It should probably be noted, that the US has an extradition treaty with Pakistan, the court could in theory demand extradition of Mark Zuckerberg by US authorities, to be turned over to the custody of the court in Pakistan, to face the charges.

I thought the US was the only country that thought it could apply its laws to anyone in the world, even its own citizens when they don't reside in the country.

Re:This should be interesting... (5, Insightful)

mkiwi (585287) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614310)

I thought the US was the only country that thought it could apply its laws to anyone in the world, even its own citizens when they don't reside in the country.

No, people are assholes pretty much anywhere.

Re:This should be interesting... (2, Informative)

characterZer0 (138196) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614340)

Unless Facebook is running servers in Pakistan or Zuckerberg has been to Pakistan, he did not commit a crime in Pakistan. The US authorities will note that fact.

Re:This should be interesting... (3, Insightful)

mysidia (191772) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614488)

Well, Facebook has customers in Pakistan, and that is probably enough, for FB to be considered a fugitive.

However, it should probably be noted that Zuckerberg is NOT facebook.

Can you imagine what would happen if CEOs for companies were actually personally criminally responsible for any illegal action anyone at their company committed, or that their company enabled any customer to commit?

If that were true we might have companies actually following the law....

Re:This should be interesting... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614416)

Most countries require that their citizens follow the law, even when they are outside the countrys border. For example if you go on vacation with a "friend" and murder him somewhere where murder is legal your country will still consider you as a criminal when you get back home.

Next time the border guards make odd claim on where the border actually is; politly remind them that citizens of their country are required to follow their particular constitution regardless of where they are and that they have no jurisdiction outside their cointries border.

Re:This should be interesting... (1)

warGod3 (198094) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614600)

Since we have an extradition treaty with Pakistan, let's make a deal... Zuckerberg for Bin Laden. Before someone spouts off that Bin Laden is in Afghanistan, it's thought that he is hanging out in an area that crosses both countries.

Send in the Predators (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614236)

Good thing Pakistan isn't like the US and understands that they can't wander around the planet imposing their laws on other people.

Slight overreaction (2, Insightful)

BrotherBeal (1100283) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614242)

...a nightmare scenario of legal jurisdiction on the Internet...

Exaggerate much? This is up there with the summary from a few years ago about how the squid's beak will revolutionize engineering [slashdot.org] .

Mark Zuckerberg (5, Funny)

jamesyouwish (1738816) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614250)

should unfriend the Pakistani Lawyer

and nothing (0, Troll)

Sylos (1073710) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614268)

of value was lost..... just kidding, great showing for a progressive future there Pakistan.

Here is a better reason (5, Insightful)

bigredradio (631970) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614280)

I don't think the pages for "Draw Muhammad Day" is that big a deal. FarmTown, now THAT is a reason for execution.

let me just say... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614282)

you obey our laws, then we'll talk about obeying yours

grow some skin (1)

tstickroe (1836660) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614286)

Its ok to make fun of God and Jesus but don't make fun of Allah or Muhammed. Some people need to grow thicker skin.

Can't wait for HTML5 (3, Interesting)

SlappyBastard (961143) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614304)

Once canvas takes over, we draw can Muhammad every fucking where.

It's sad, because I really want to support executing Zuckerberg. But . . .

I get the general religious offense in drawings of Muhammad. In that regard, it's like the Piss Crucifix. But, I don't see the need for the great animus behind all this. I mean, are Muslims really such pussies they can't take a fucking joke about their Prophet? Also, isn't this sort of elevating the Prophet to the level of a deity? And if so, doesn't that sort of nullify the Muslism creed (there is no god but God, and the stick figure behind the "censored" blackout bar is His Prophet)?

In the meantime, here's a fucking ASCII drawing of Muhammad . . .

O ----( Allahu akbar! ) -|- | /\

I fucked up my stick Muhammad... God's will? (1)

SlappyBastard (961143) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614366)

Let's try this again . . .

O
-|-
/\

That shit's fucking hard in HTML!

Re:Can't wait for HTML5 (1)

Sir_Lewk (967686) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614560)

Thing about Piss Christ [wikipedia.org] is even that barely offended most people. Hell, you even have nuns on the record saying it's a legitimate piece of art. Piss Christ and Draw Mohammed Day are worlds apart in reaction, and it is a great demonstration of how the magnitude of people's reactions is what is really important.

Just goes to show that people who draw try to draw comparisons between modern day Christianity and modern day Islam in an attempt to vindicate Islam are really off their rocker.

Re:Can't wait for HTML5 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614578)

In the meantime, here's a fucking ASCII drawing of Muhammad . . .

.O ----( Allahu akbar! )
-|-
.|
/\
 

FTFY.

Muhammad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614334)

likes to go down on Jesus. Then Moses fucks them both up the ass. They love it.

...and this is the worst issue in Pakistan? (1)

bobdawonderweasel (941828) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614352)

Really?? There's nothing more pressing than trying to prosecute this crap?? C'mon people let's get into the 21st century and shed these superstitions. I know it's a pipe dream... but a man can dream, can't he?

YES WE CAN! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614370)

YOU CAN DO IT!

Dark Ages (5, Insightful)

Jerrry (43027) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614376)

Yet another example showing that the Islamic world is still in the Dark Ages that most of the rest of the world emerged from sometime in the 13th century.

Re:Dark Ages (2, Insightful)

King InuYasha (1159129) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614498)

If you think about it, the Islamic world is entering an era that the Christian European world entered in the 13th century. At that time, the Islamic world was at the forefront of scientific discovery. They collaborated with Indians and created a lot of concepts that we use in modern mathematics, and many interesting inventions came about during that time (Candy anyone?).

Now the Islamic world is swinging far back and trying very hard to resist social advancement that's been happening in most parts of the world for the better part of the 20th century.

With all due respect to Pakistan... (1, Insightful)

Angst Badger (8636) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614378)

...fuck a whole bunch of you superstitious savages.

The dangers of submitting to local community rules (4, Insightful)

NeutronCowboy (896098) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614386)

I guess this is a development that no one really foresaw in the early stages of the Internet: instead of creating a global village with a global set of social mores, the Internet is creating a global court room where every jurisdiction can claim tort against anybody who does something over the Internet. Furthermore, it was always implicitly assumed (especially in the US) that the Internet users would adopt, or at least move to American moral standards. Instead, we're discovering that there are plenty of communities out there who are happy to apply their local standards to the world, and that these communities have enough power to at least make life uncomfortable for everyone.

There is a lesson here. Actually, there are two lessons here. One, Americans aren't the only ones willing to export their values, and they will have a difficult time arguing that others shouldn't. Two, we can lay to rest the notion that the Internet sees censorship as damage and routes around it: nations have enough power, and those in power have enough incentive, to use the other code base to control the Internet - the code of law.

I have a sneaking suspicion I know which one is going to win, and it's going to give geeks heartburn all over the world.

Jurisdiction (2, Insightful)

NixieBunny (859050) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614388)

I don't think that Mark Zuckerberg is under the jurisdiction of the Pakistani police. He doesn't live there, he isn't a citizen of Pakistan, he didn't even commit this infraction himself.

Of course, I am not a Pakistani lawyer, so don't take this as legal advice, Mark.

This is why the US is "anti"-Islamic-terrorist (3, Insightful)

CannonballHead (842625) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614396)

And yet people get so upset and claim that the US "made" the terrorists. I guess they did. Just like Mark Z. did. It does not take much for a western to anger someone. In fact, most people on slashdot would be likely candidates for execution; most of them deny that Allah exists.

But what we really need to do is talk about this with them and come to an understanding...

And by the way, Israel is bad. Israel shouldn't have a blockade, Hamas isn't really a big threat. They just want to "execute" Israel...

Hm.

Perfectly reasonable (1)

SuperKendall (25149) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614400)

It's perfectly reasonable for them to make this request. After all, he has offended them.

Although I'm sorry to say, in the land of TakeOffenseistan in which I live, it is a crime punishable by death to be angered over cartoons. So, I expect them to comply with the self-beheading required as per law by tomorrow morning at the latest.

Since we're all being reasonable about following laws and edicts from foreign countries.

turnabout / fair play? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614414)

I for one hope Zuckerberg puts a million US on the lawyers head. In Pakistan the guy would last about a day.
Posted anonymous as I'm not rich or famous enough to live under a fatwa

Islam question (3, Interesting)

DoofusOfDeath (636671) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614418)

Could someone explain why some Muslims believe that their rules need to apply to non-Muslims?

As a point of contrast, many Christians believe that their primary responsibility is to not themselves sin. Secondarily is to encourage their fellow Christian to avoid sinning; this includes (at the worst) kicking people out of the church when they're chronically unwilling to shape up. But But it's pretty hard to find anything directly in Christian theology that suggests Christians are supposed to try to impose these standards on non-Christians.

So what is it about some Muslim theologies that leads them to try to, for example, feel justified and/or compelled to try to kill Dutch cartoonists and Facebook executives?

Wow... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614426)

This is neat; by comparison, our religious Reich of the southern states doesn't seem so retarded...

We, as a civilization, needed religion to explain things to us during the "dark ages" - now we have science; we need to move on and drop all these archaic, superstitious, and pointless religions.

Guess what, there is no Mohamed - except for the few Mohameds at Gitmo.

#irc.trollta7k.Com (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614444)

where it belon6s, Over to yet another

Team America WP vs. Team Pakistan WP (1)

kernelcache (1810198) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614452)

Now that would be a good match. Fear not Mark Z. you come from a country of the free. Team America is here to protect and serve, keep your nerve. Whether sentenced for pen and paper or keys and bits facebook will get more hits.

suck it (1)

yaDad (925894) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614454)

I wonder if they have heard that Muhammad can SUCK IT!

Well, the guy IS Jewish, after all (isn't he?).... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614464)

Sounds like a clear case of anti-Semitism to me....

After all, look at the guy's last name.

No wonder he needs to be put to death!

Look at it this way... (5, Insightful)

mdm-adph (1030332) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614486)

Even if you look at it from their perspective, that Mark Zuckerberg is somehow guilty because he's "enabling" these "offensive" actions on his website, doesn't that make their entire religion guilty because they're enabling the grisly murders of people like Daniel Pearl, or hell, all of 9/11?

They are going to end up executing their savior (2)

Rivalz (1431453) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614494)

If you think about it. If Mohammed actually ever came to meet his people. They'd execute the guy for defaming himself. I mean seriously who the hell could live up to the hype that they've been pumping for generations. Aren't they at least a little bit embarrassed by this?

sueing foreigner (1)

Atreide (16473) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614514)

I wonder if it is possible to sue that pakistani lawyer for calling to murder and if he can be extraded for that ?

Respectfully, to the attorney filing... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614528)

Muhammad, and yourself, but especially Muhammad, can go suck a dog's asshole. I guess you'll have to file charges on me too.

It's a real risk for Zuckerman (5, Interesting)

Animats (122034) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614536)

It's a real problem for Zuckerman. He's previously made fund-raising trips to Dubai. [techcrunch.com] That's over. The UAE has blasphemy laws [wikipedia.org] , which they enforce. The UAE also has an extradition treaty with Pakistan [dailytimes.com.pk] , but not with the United States. So he can no longer visit Dubai, and is unlikely to get funding from any source in the Arab world. He can't even fly Emirates Air.

Would they settle for a plea bargin? (4, Funny)

Rivalz (1431453) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614544)

Would they be willing to settle for a plea bargin of having a drawing of Mark Z executed on national television?

Tough call (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32614546)

Hm... I'm conflicted on this issue...

In related news... (3, Funny)

arielCo (995647) | more than 4 years ago | (#32614596)

Pakistan's Deputy Attorney General is preparing to also file charges against the blasphemous group Anonymous and his leader 'moot' for their continued and aggravated offenses against ... pretty fucking much everything.
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