|Religious restrictions enforced.|
Its the heart of the Islamunist world ~ they want to control their people just as communist governments once did. A babying. And most of the entire of the Islamic world is governed by similar control.
Just think for a moment if the world's advancement had to come from the Islamic world. Say for example, it was a genius in Saudi Arabia, who came up with the idea ~ for the social network ~ he would then have to take his idea, for submission to the clerical elite, so they can determine whether it complies with the multitude of Islamic restrictions ~ in order to gain permission to go forward with it. You can see how the Islamic world, with only a few exceptions, lay dormant for 1000 years technology-wise. The exceptions being when they took over, Constantinople they raided ~ and though selectively ~ translated the Greek manuscripts.
It is a sad testament to Islam's history that it advances mainly through conquest of more advanced societies and not in and of itself.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – An official with Saudi Arabia's communications authority says it has blocked Facebook because the popular social networking website doesn't conform with the kingdom's conservative values.
The official says Saudi's Communications and Information Technology Commission blocked the site Saturday and an error message shows up when Internet users try to access it.
He says Facebook's content had "crossed a line" with the kingdom's conservative morals, but that blocking the site is a temporary measure.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media.
Saudi Arabia follows a strict interpretation of Islam and religious leaders have strong influence over policy making and social mores.
Pakistan and Bangladesh both imposed temporary bans on Facebook this year.