|Why tempt the mighty wrath of Allah,|
when you can browse in spiritual safety with Salam?
(Image courtesy themalaymailonline.com.)
According to The Stack, a new web browser called "Salam Browser" has recently been released in Malaysia, with the express intent of making the internet user-friendly to those who wish to comply with Sharia law. For the millions who believe that Sharia is the revealed word of god, this is indeed a major development.
Sharia law, a major tenet of the Islamic faith, has been invoked either partially or totally in a number of nations, beginning in the 8th century. The notoriously-vicious punishments inherent to the system include stoning for adulterers, lashing for drunkards, and amputation of limbs for theft. But even lesser crimes are unsettling enough to these believers that they want a system like Salam Browser to keep things pure and temptation-free (which, on the regular internet is obviously not easy.)
|Our rampant meme-viewing alone is enough to send us straight to hell.|
Oh well. Worth it.
(Image courtesy memecenter.com.)
Salam's Browser's usefulness is threefold: first, it blocks content that could be considered "haram", or uncouth by Islamic standards. It offers warnings when accessing sites that may contain violent or pornographic material, and blocks images of such indiscreet nature from search results.
Secondly, it allows for one-click submission of objectionable content...you know, if a user were to just accidentally stumble on something inappropriate our there in the wilds of the world wide web.
Finally, it provides comprehensive security (including geographic obfuscation and anti-data-tracking technology) thanks to a built-in VPN. Spam and pop-ups are banished. The creators even suggest that the browser, built using Google Chromium technology, will provide faster speeds for downloads and website loading.
For everyone else, thanks for taking time from your daily unholy-violence-'n-porn internet bender to read about this...you may now return to your infidel insouciance.