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Friday, 09 November 2012 09:44

Egypt calls for Internet porn ban

Written by Nick Farrell



Good luck with that


Egypt’s state prosecutor on Wednesday ordered a ban on Internet pornography, after a previous court order to do so was surprisingly left unimplemented.

State prosecutor Abdel Meguid Mahmud “ordered a block on pornography sites' although it is possible that his people thought he meant a “block booking.” The official Al-Ahram newspaper reported on its website that the order was directed at the interior, telecommunications and information ministries to “take steps to block any pornographic pictures or scenes on the Internet.”

An administrative court issued a similar order in 2009, ruling that Internet pornography “ruins moral values” which should make the Taliban the most moral people in the universe. So far Egypt, now under the rule of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, does not appear to have banned any websites, unlike several other countries in the region that have tried to restrict access to political or pornography websites.

So far no one appears to have told Mahmud that it is impossible to block porn from the internet so we are all morally doomed -- and we like it.

Nick Farrell

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