“Salamworld” tempts Facebook’s Muslim users

A new social networking site will be launched in cyberspace during Ramadan this year. The ‘halal’ social networking site will be called ‘Salamworld’, and it aims at providing a safe online environment for Muslims.

The site, which is pegged as an Islamic alternative to the popular social networking site ‘”Facebook”, will be kept free of all things that are forbidden in Islam.

For example, anything to do with pornography, criminal activities, fraud, pedophilia and advertisements on gambling and alcohol, will be strictly prohibited on the site.

A site’s promo outlined the idea behind Salamworld: “By filtering out harmful content, and by making the content uphold and respect family values, we confirm to the requirements of Muslims throughout the world.

“At Salamworld, our aim is to overcome all political, language and cultural barriers, to open the world to Muslims, and open Muslims to the world.”

One of the upcoming site’s owners, -Siberian Muslim businessman Abdulvahed Nizayov- said that “Muslims in the world are not well-represented on the Internet; we want to change this situation, as New Straits Times stated.

“However, we’re not constructing an Internet mosque; we are just creating a halal environment for Muslims.”

The Islamic network plans to garner 50 million users within the next three years.

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