Looks like Google has officially ditched their famous “Don’t be evil” slogan once and for all: they’re now helping promote Sharia Law around the world.
A new app, called “Smart Pakem,” has just been approved for Google’s Android mobile platform. The app was developed at the request of the Indonesian government, which will allow users to snitch on people who insult Islam.
According to Laura Loomer of Big League Politics:
The new app, “Smart Pakem,” which was first launched in Indonesia last month at the request of the Indonesian government, will allow users and government officials to uphold Sharia law and target and report people who hold “misguided” beliefs in violation of Islamic law, which forbids insults of Islam, insults against the Prophet Mohammed, or the recognition of any other religion besides Islam.
Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world, with an estimated Muslim population of 207 million.
Indonesia’s criminal code prohibits blasphemy, which is defined as “the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things.”
The Code’s Article 156(a) targets those who deliberately, in public, “express feelings of hostility, hatred, or contempt against religion.” The penalty for violating Article 156(a) of Indonesia’s criminal code is a maximum of five years imprisonment.
Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, has seen its government take an increasingly hard-line on religion. But now, it seems to have found an ally in Big Tech with Google.