Iran: Tehran announces new 'halal' Islamic internet
17-Apr-2011 (one comment)

(AKI) - Iranian authorities have announced they intend to launch an Islamic internet to counter the influence of the US-dominated World Wide Web.

"Iran will soon create an internet that conforms to Islamic principles, to improve its communication and trade links with the world," the head of economic affairs with the Iranian presidency, told state news agency Irna in an interview.

Ali Aqamohammadi explained that Iran's new network will operate in parallel to the World Wide Web and will replace it in Muslim countries in the region.

"We can describe it as a genuinely 'halal' network aimed at Muslims on a ethical and moral level.

"The aim of this network is to increase Iran and the Farsi language's presence in what has become the most important source of international communication," Aqamohammadi said.

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by mahmoudg on

all an attempt for them to control the entry and exit points for their citizens and all the countries in the region.  and those countries will buy into crap like this.  The Internet by design is such that no one country or ideology can dominate it.  The tactic of the iranian government is to install routers (how they attempt to change the OS and route traffic is in itself suspect), by which they can control how IP traffic is routed from one router to the next (HOP) and where it lands.  So all they are doing is forcing the IP packets to turn around and hit their own websites.  This is not an achivement, any 11 year old can do it on your home wireless.  As usual just propoganda like their airforce museum thingy.