Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of Pakistan’s Islamabad High Court declared this week that those who upload “blasphemous” materials on social media are “terrorists.”
[Siddiqui said] “If government cannot block such blasphemous pages then it should shut down PTA. If we need to close the entire social media on this count then we will do so.”
He gave these remarks while announcing the orders in the case of uploading of blasphemous material on social media Tuesday.
Justice Shaukat Aziz remarked, “I declare all those as terrorists who upload such blasphemous material on social media.”
The Chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority tried to explain to Siddiqui that it’s not possible to filter social media for blasphemy, to which Siddiqui suggested that the chairman should quit and/or the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority should be shut down if they couldn’t not remove blasphemous materials.
Personally, I’m of the view that the best solution to blasphemous speech is more blasphemous speech.