Pakistan Shuts Down Facebook Over ‘Everybody Draw Mohammed’ Page

Pakistani judges ruled to ban Facebook in the country Wednesday in anticipation of May 20, which a Facebook Page had claimed would be “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.” The ban began Wednesday evening and is to be in effect at least until the end of the month. Tuesday the Page had about 42,000 fans and it’s since almost doubled to about 82,000; there are also countless imitation Pages and dozen upon dozens of opposition Pages (some opposition is voice right on the Wall of the original Page).