The paper "Facebook Banned in Pakistan" is an outstanding example of an essay on social science. Within the Middle East, freedom of speech and media has been restricted over the years by the state mainly on religious grounds. The recent banning of Facebook use in Pakistan is another step by the government to restrict the pictures of Mohammed that were considered blasphemous. I have noted that religious issues are taken very seriously within the region. Currently, the court, citizens, and religious leaders are embroiled in deliberations that have deep significance to the country.
I think that providing a strict stand against the blasphemous defacement of Prophet Muhammad was the right thing to do in the face of Facebook’ s move to create and allow such a situation to spiral out of control (Khan 11). Furthermore, such radical policies by the government are bound to pass a clear message that religious matters are considered very serious within Pakistan. I envision a situation where Pakistan’ s stand against blasphemy shall be mirrored by other Muslim states experiencing similar problems. While most protestors may be right in protesting against the trivialization of their deity, going to extremes and destroying property illustrated the extent to which Muslims disapproved of Western lifestyles.
Regardless of the advancement in development and civilization globally, imposing a Western culture on Pakistanis through online social media was in itself a violation of the American principle of democracy and liberty. Furthermore, by targeting Western affiliated organizations and enterprises, Pakistani citizens made it clear that Western lifestyles were not welcome within the region owing to their actions that trivialized the Muslim religion. Western countries should seek to reconsider their attitudes towards other religions and cultures apart from Christianity.