JEDDAH: The Communications and Information Technology Commission has blocked a controversial facebook page that lampoons the Islamic ban on depicting the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Facebook as well as groups protesting the page and calling for a facebook boycott remain accessible in the Kingdom.
The page — entitled “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day!” — is based on a cartoon by Seattle-based illustrator Molly Norris.
The cartoon (which does not depict the Prophet) called for May 20 to be a day to “water down the pool of targets” by having people draw their own images.
Norris recently issued an apology and clarified that “a stranger to me” took her cartoon and created the controversial facebook page.
On Thursday, the artist’s webpage offered a link to the “Against Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” facebook page, which is accessible inside the Kingdom
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