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2.5 million Muslims threaten to leave Facebook

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Update: 2010-07-17 18:08:37
2.5 million Muslims threaten to leave Facebook

Angry over the removal of certain Islamic pages from Facebook, more than 2.5 million Muslim users are likely to quit the social networking website, according to a media report.

A template letter that has been pasted into numerous Facebook pages accuses founder Mark Zuckerberg and other senior members of Facebook of `ignoring the feelings of more than 2.5million Muslims`.

Most of the fans are allegedly planning to quit Facebook on 21st of July if their demands are not met and join, what looks like a Facebook knockoff, Madina.com. It is a site set up specifically for the Muslim community.

A spokeswoman for Facebook said that the Islamic pages, which included "I love Mohammed" and "Quran Lovers", were taken down because they were being used to `spam` users, which is against the company`s policy.

BDST: 1555 HRS, 18 July 2010

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