Halal search engine gains notoriety

573637-halalgoogling-1373196158-304-640x480A new site, Halalgoogling, has launched a search engine that is says is compliant with Shariah law in a effort to provide an alternative that filters out “haram” results.

A query for “alcohol,” for example, will display top results relating to the chemical variants of alcohol, whereas the a standard Google search will bring up alcoholic beverages.

According to AlJazeera,  “halal” search alternatives already exist on the web, but none have gained as much notoriety or popularity.

The site is adament about improving its services, but admits that much is left to be done to weed out “haram” posts from entering results with its “advanced special-filtering system.”

However, critics have derided Halalgoogling as a tool for censorship. Filter tools can be employed by strict Islamist nations and sects to future curtail civil liberties.

 

The report by AlJazeera also makes note that Islam isn’t alone is creating a unique search engine, but is also joined by Jewish and Christian groups.



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A new site, Halalgoogling, has launched a search engine that is says is compliant with Shariah law in a effort to provide an alternative that filters out "haram" results. A query for "alcohol," for example, will display top results relating to the chemical variants of alcohol, whereas the a standard Google search will bring up alcoholic beverages. According to AlJazeera,  "halal" search alternatives already exist on the web, but none have gained as much notoriety or popularity. The site is adament about improving its services, but admits that much is left to be done to weed out "haram" posts from entering...

573637-halalgoogling-1373196158-304-640x480A new site, Halalgoogling, has launched a search engine that is says is compliant with Shariah law in a effort to provide an alternative that filters out “haram” results.

A query for “alcohol,” for example, will display top results relating to the chemical variants of alcohol, whereas the a standard Google search will bring up alcoholic beverages.

According to AlJazeera,  “halal” search alternatives already exist on the web, but none have gained as much notoriety or popularity.

The site is adament about improving its services, but admits that much is left to be done to weed out “haram” posts from entering results with its “advanced special-filtering system.”

However, critics have derided Halalgoogling as a tool for censorship. Filter tools can be employed by strict Islamist nations and sects to future curtail civil liberties.

 

The report by AlJazeera also makes note that Islam isn’t alone is creating a unique search engine, but is also joined by Jewish and Christian groups.



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