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NaqaTube is Saudi answer to YouTube

NaqaTube is Saudi answer to YouTube
PTI
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First Published: Thu, Aug 27 2009. 02 29 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Aug 27 2009. 02 29 PM IST
Dubai: Sick and tired of profanities and explicit nature of some video clips on YouTube, a group of Saudis have developed a “clean” alternative called NaqaTube (Naqa being the Arabic word for ‘pure’).
The aim, as they put it, is to prevent the youth from watching sexually explicit video clips online, an Arab News report quoted a moderator of the website as saying.
With millions of youth logging into YouTube each day, the group launched NaqaTube, which is simply an amalgamation of “clean” clips from YouTube.
Abu Ibraheem, one of the moderators of the website, said that clips on NaqaTube are religiously safe and often edited prior to being uploaded.
The website’s logo is “Participate With Us In a Clean Website”.
The site also censors clips that are against the government, individuals and scholars, or which mock people in general, the report said.
Women’s images are totally forbidden, along with music.
“Our dream is to decline the number of visitors to YouTube. Our website has received from 5,000 to 6,000 visitors since its launch two months ago,” Ibraheem said.
Much of the material on the site is religiously inclined and the site’s front page displays links and screenshots to over 10 channels mainly featuring scholars, preachers, children and other Islamic-related material.
The site also hosts clips of scholars from the Arab world delivering lectures and Islamic discourse.
“We are promoting a moderate Islam, nothing extreme,” he said.
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First Published: Thu, Aug 27 2009. 02 29 PM IST