Pakistan has accused satirical news website TheSpoof.com of Islamophobia, and yesterday attempted to block access to the site in Pakistan, which resulted in a global blackout of some areas of the internet.
Google, the owner of YouTube, blamed the outage on "erroneous internet protocols" sourced in Pakistan, and said that it would, itself, consider becoming Islamophobic should the Pakistani authorities again tamper with the Net.
The Spoof, administered from the UK, but with many writers from the USA, has recently published several stories on its pages that Pakistan has deemed "scandalous" and "offensive to Islam". Officials in Pakistan have now threatened to get well-known Muslim boxer Mike Tyson to "sort things out" in the US.
Malik Abdul Aziz, as Tyson is now known, is thought to be a keen Islamist, although he has not yet grown the prerequisite beard worn by all Muslims - including women. He has been busy developing a special boxing glove for his friend Abu Hamza, the boggle-eyed, hook-handed Muslim cleric currently residing in HMP Belmarsh.
The Spoof was unaffected by the weekend's blackout, and has vowed that it will continue its coverage of Islam, Islamic topics, Islamic outrages and Islamic beards in, what it says is, the fair, even-handed and balanced manner it always has done.