MUSHARRAF MAKES A MUCH NEEDED AND GOOD MOVE; (AFP):
Pakistan said Tuesday it had blocked the website and radio station of a radical mosque that has launched a Taliban-style morality campaign in the heart of the capital.THE ONLY THING WE MUST NOT TOLERATE IS INTOLERANCE.
The move comes after the Lal Masjid or Red Mosque in Islamabad issued a "fatwa" against a female minister pictured hugging a foreigner following a charity paragliding trip, and also threatened to carry out suicide attacks. "We have blocked the website of Lal Masjid and also blocked the radio station," Deputy Information Minister Tariq Azeem told AFP.
Azeem said the government blocked the website ... and the illegal FM radio station under laws brought in five years ago by President Pervez Musharraf, a key US ally and proponent of moderate Islam.
"We will block anything that promotes religious hatred, calls for suicide attacks -- this cannot be tolerated. The law says that no such activity can be allowed. This website was projecting what was prohibited by law," he said.