PC Mag: Apple Removes iSlam Muhammad App From Store By: Brian Heater, May 21, 2010
Posted on: Jun 2, 2010 By: editor In: General
PC Mag: Apple Removes iSlam Muhammad App From Store
By: Brian Heater
Thursday was "International Draw Muhammad Day," a day of protest fueled by a Facebook page that encouraged followers to post images of the Muslim prophet. Fallout from the protest included the banning of Facebook and YouTube in Pakistan.
Yesterday also marked the removal of an app called iSlam Muhammad from the iPhone App Store, according to TUAW. A description of the $.99 app encourages users to "enjoy violent and hateful passages from The Qur'an that support and encourage Muslims to attack and behead anyone who does not agree with them. See how Allah directs his followers to treat men and women."
The app revolves around parchment images featuring controversial images from the holy text. The app was in the store for a day before it was pulled. Below is audio from the developer's conversation with Apple, which among other things, points out that a similar app targeting Christians called BibleThumper still exists in the store.
Not for long, I'm betting.