2.5 million Muslim Facebook users threaten exit

FacebookMore than 2.5 Million Muslim users of the social networking site, Facebook have threatened that to exit the site after the company removed certain Islamic pages that were very popular among them.

A warning has been given through an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The letter demands the re-initiation of four Islamic pages including the ‘I love Mohammed’ and ‘Quran Lovers’ that were famous among Muslim users.

The letter accused the CEO of "ignoring the feelings of more than 2.5 million Muslims."

It read, "Although you have attended the world's best communication skills courses you have been most successful in growing great hatred and hostility between you and Muslims around the world, but seriously this time you have caused an almost unrepairable damage."

The letter also demands that a new rule should be introduced which prohibits posting anti-Islamic comments. Along with reinstating the four deleted pages the letter also demands that the site should ban any page displaying Islamic religious symbols and disable any page that does so in future.

A Facebook official has responded by saying that the pages were removed not because of their content but because they were used to spam users. The spokesman said that the company does not have spam pages which are against its rules.

The letter says that if its issues re not addressed the Muslim users will exit Facebook and join Madina.com, a social networking site specially created for the Muslim community.