NEWS\  Friday 13 April 2001
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Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Aal ash-Shaykh recommends Muslims boycott Yahoo!...

Fatwa-Online has been informed that: "Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Aal ash-Shaykh, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, has recommended that Muslims boycott the internet portal Yahoo! for its role as a porn online middleman.

“I advise Muslims browsing the internet to be wary of suspect sites that seek material interest at the expense of morals. We must boycott them,” Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez said in an interview.

“If boycotting (Yahoo!) means it will stop posting immoral material, (then) Muslims must boycott it,” said Shaykh 'Abdullaah ibn 'Abdur-Rahmaan al-Bassaam - reacting to Yahoo’s decision to open an online pornography store.

Several other Muslim scholars also protested against the fact that verses of the Noble Qur.aan and the ahaadeeth of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) were displayed on the same page in this internet portal side by side with obscene material.