Threat to Zuckerberg: ‘Pakistaniextremist fought to have mesentenced to death’

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of the biggest
social network Facebook, opened up about
threats he received from an extremist in
Pakistan who had threatened to have him
sentenced to death after the social network
refused to ban blasphemous content.
“A few years ago, an extremist in Pakistan
fought to have me sentenced to death because
Facebook refused to ban content about Prophet
Muhammad (PBUH) that offended him,” he said
in a post on Facebook.
The Facebook CEO revealed the threats just two
days after the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris,
which left 12 people dead – including prominent
cartoonists.
“As I reflect on yesterday’s attack and my own
experience with extremism, this is what we all
need to reject,” Zuckerberg wrote. “A group of
extremists is trying to silence the voices and
opinions of everyone else around the world. I
won’t let that happen on Facebook.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. PHOTO: EPA

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