So I can’t let this slip by. The Jang/Geo group’s columnist and superstar Islamic televangelist Amir Liaquat Hussain (sorry you won’t be able to view the link in Pakistan without using a proxy server) has been campaigning against facebook for quite some time. But he has outdone himself in his latest Urdu column in the Jang.
He really seems to have lost his mind now. He thinks that the letter ‘f’ is a secret symbol representing the Christian cross. He writes (my translation):
Have you ever wondered why the ‘f’ in ‘facebook’ is not capitalised as ‘F’? The answer: how else then would the cross (saleeb) be formed?!
Remember that this guy used to be the State Minister for Religious Affairs of Pakistan, and was the embodiment of “enlightened moderation” during General Musharraf’s rule.
Further in the column he gets down and dirty with the raw numbers:
According to the BBC, there are a total of 469,221,000 users of facebook around the world, and its income is over a billion dollars, which means they earn an average of two and a half dollars per user. From Pakistani users, therefore, they earn approximately $5,631,282, whereas applying the rate of 47.5%, all Muslim countries combined “gift” facebook with about $517,100,000.
Please take note! Instead of repeatedly clicking on this fiendish website, if we all just close our accounts and stop visiting it altogether, then these worshippers of wealth will be forced to lick the ground.