26 Nov '11, 4am

There are no real saints in this furore over the facebook reposting of a pig on Kaaba, and this includes the...

There are no real saints in this furore over the facebook reposting of a pig on Kaaba, and this includes the...

A recent furore was recently kicked up when Mr Donaldson Tan was approached to assist an investigation over a reposted Facebook picture that was considered provocative to a high degree. Tan reposted a picture of a pig superimposed on Kaaba, a sacred cuboid building in Mecca. Pigs are considered unclean to muslims which explains the provocative nature of the picture. Reports have highlighted Tan’s role as an editor of the New Asia Republic, my current colleague, after his departure from The Online Citizen. The reason behind Tan’s actions as he explains was to act as a whistle-blower to warn the community that such a provocative picture exists. This was why he placed a disclaimer on the picture,”This is a flame bait. YOU ARE WARNED”. When told to take down the posting, Tan did not it take down, but what was not reported by the media both mainstream and alternative was that h...

Full article: http://newasiarepublic.com/?p=34837

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