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Default Is boycotting Facebook a sufficient solution?

An event on Facebook has been announced on 20th May on the competition of drawing blasphemous cartoons of Prophet Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihe Wasallam, named as “Everybody-Draw-Mohammed-Day”

Since the news about this event has been spread, people have instantly reacted with boycotting the most widely used social networking website, Facebook. Boycotting Facebook would certainly give them a big punch, as they’ll have to face heavy loss. But the question is that would this be enough to stop the crazy non-Muslims from doing this sort of insanity? They are using this very medium, the Facebook, to humiliate our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihe Wasallam. Wouldn’t that be more effective if we use this medium as well to tell them that we are peaceful and our Prophet Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam was the best man on the face of Earth?

There are more than 1.8 billion Muslims around the world. Among them, millions use Facebook. Even if 10% of those Muslim Facebook users react more effectively and update their status with hadiths (translated in English) of Prophet Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihe Wasallam, before boycotting it, then it would not only show the unity of Muslims, but also let people know who Prophet Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihe Wasallam actually was.

A loss of one or two day boycott is perhaps bearable for Facebook. But using the same medium to spread the truth in an effective manner might push the blasphemous activists on the back foot and might make them realize that those who are non-peaceful are not representing Islam.

This is very unfortunate that we, the Muslims, have been very under-developed. That is why we have to face this sort of situation every now and then. Sometimes it is a Danish newspaper doing this crazy stuff and we have to boycott Danish products. Sometimes it is the Facebook and we have to boycott the Facebook. Isn’t there any possibility that we don’t even need to use Danish products or use Facebook or any such blasphemous thing? Can’t we produce and develop any such thing in our own country? Whenever we face such situation, we find ourselves nowhere.

Most of the products we are bound to use in our daily life are made by Uniliver. Soaps, detergents, shampoos, tea, toothpastes, beverages, and many many food products are all made by this multinational company of Dutch orientation. If we boycott them, what would we do? Do we have any production of such things of any good standard in our own country? No, we don’t. This is exactly what we lack. This is exactly why we are still underdeveloped and a third world country. It’s no matter if we have food only once in a day, but that should totally be indigenous. We have to rise up and fight back in a more effective, peaceful, and perpetual way.

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has banned ‘Draw Muhammad Day’ fanpage and now it can’t be opened in Pakistan.Good sign by the government of Pakistan for taking this decision but we need to do more, we have to tell them ( the EXTREMIST non-muslims) that we, Muslims, are all followers and lovers of our Prophet Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihe Wasallam and we WILL spread the teachings of Muhammad Sallalaho Alaihe Wasallam on 20th May…we will celebrate 20th May as THE MUHAMMAD (S.A.W.W) DAY.

We as a Muslim be united and face these evils and boycott extremist facebook forever or until they never repeat such a shameful act. They are far more ahead of Taliban and Al-Qaeda in terrorism and extremism.
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