ISLAMABAD – Some cyber hackers, presumably young Muslim software engineers from Turkish origin hacked the blasphemous website www.drawmohammed.com on Wednesday. The controversial website, that is reportedly operated by an unidentified group from European origin, was inviting the ‘prospective’ artists to draw the sketches of Muslims’ beloved Holy Prophet (PBUH), a detestable act that had drawn resentment and hatred among the Muslims across the globe.
The software hackers, who took control of the website in retaliation, wrote on the home page, “While all Islamic world regard with reverence to your Prophet and address him as Hazrat Isa (A.S.) (Christ) (putting a holy prefix in front of his name), you keep abusing Islam’s almighty Prophet with disgusting and disgraceful cartoons using excuses of freedom of speech. No doubt, Hazrat Isa (Christ) would dislike and hate your nation. Be God’s curse on you!”
A significant number of cellular users here on Thursday kept messaging each other to congratulate them upon the hacking of the same website. The blasphemous content has been removed from the website.
The resurfacing of the publication of blasphemous caricatures has sparked ripples of hatred and anger in the Pakistani public with the inauguration of a ‘competition’ of blasphemous caricatures on the Facebook.
Furthermore, the disgraced Danish journalist, who had allegedly distributed the copies of the newspaper that carried blasphemous drawings to some ‘likeminded’ people here, besides her involvement in suspicious anti-Pakistani activities, overstayed in Pakistan for over a month despite being blacklisted on April 23 by Pakistan’s Interior Ministry barring her stay in the country, which also added to public anger.
The notorious journalist was deported on Wednesday. The concerned European missions have declined to comment on the issue.