September 27, 2004

Clerics approve filtering

Kayhan newspaper has published the answers of some top Qum-based clerics to three questions about "unethical and unreligious" websites. The questions were about accessing, hosting, and filtering websites which "insult sacred concepts of Islam, Prophet and Imams, publish harmful and deviated beliefs to promote Atheism and irreligiousness publish and promote sinister books."

Ayatollahs Macramé Shiraz has responded that accessing these websites is a religious taboo and ISPs should not facilitate such access, and if filtering or blocking them is possible, people in charge must do that.

Source: Kayhan

Posted at September 27, 2004 03:59 PM