Pakistan gov. flips out over "Draw Mohammed Day," blocks YouTube, Facebook, Twitter

pakth.jpgAccording to friends in Karachi, and some news reports now emerging in the West, the government of Pakistan overreacted just a wee bit to the (in my opinion, kind of stupid and offensive) "Draw Mohammed Day" this week. By various reports, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and other popular internet services have been blocked since May 20th. Not the first time, and surely won't be the last, but this is a particularly wide series of internet-blockages. Judging from tweets I'm reading, and reports like this, the vibe among a relatively wide swath of Pakistani digerati seems to be: all the ambient anti-Muslim sentiment is annoying, but the state censorship is really bad news.