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"SalamWorld": A Facebook for Muslims?

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A new social networking site, “SalamWorld”, will soon be available to Muslims around the world. But this one will be a cleaner and more restricted site by “filtering out harmful content” and that it will “uphold and respect family values” they mention in their commercial, according to the Washington Post.

Abdulvahed Niyazo, one of Salamworld’s owners, tells the Hürriyet Daily News that “The content that is being used on other social networks is not very secure and full of haram,” according to the Washington Post. Haram translates to “forbidden” in Arabic. “We don’t want our young people to absorb all these ideas that are not familiar to them,” he said. 

Salamworld will be launched in July during Ramadan in eight different languages.

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