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Saudis attempt to block Vatican plan for .catholic web addresses

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has attempted to block a Vatican bid to create new web addresses ending in .catholic, arguing that it “cannot demonstrate that it possesses a monopoly over the term ‘Catholic’”.

By Christopher Williams, PM BST 14 Aug 2012

The objection is one of more than 160 sent by the Saudis to ICANN, the body in charge of web addresses, over its plan to allow hundreds of new “top-level domains” to supplement .com, and other existing suffixes.

“Many other Christians use the term ‘Catholic’ to refer more broadly to the whole Christian Church regardless of denominational affiliation,” the Saudi Communication and Information Technology Commission said in its complaint.

More here.

5 Responses

  1. It’s not like the Saudis are great champions of Christianity. This is disgusting. Time to boycott them.

  2. I once had a debate with a Saudi who typically said Muslims hold both Moses and Jesus to be prophets. They also claim to consider the Torah To be sacred.

    I asked if he’s studied the Torah in Saudi. Of course he hadn’t. The gospels are banned there too. His excuse was that Jews and Christians have corrupted the books. You’ll notice they don’t have there own versions though. Typical Muslim double speak.

  3. One might ask if they care so much about Christian rights why churches are banned there.

  4. Quote from the DT link
    “Pornography undermines gender equality and threatens public morals by objectifying and exploiting women,” the Saudi government said.

    This must qualify as the Newspeak statement of 2012.

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