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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Muslim Virtual World Ruled by Sharia Law

The first-ever virtual version of the Muslim world was recently launched online.

Muxlim Pal lets you adopt an animated avatar and interact with others online in a virtual world governed by the rules of Islam.

You can shop, socialize in a beach cafe and, of course, pray at a mosque.

Aimed at Muslims and non-Muslims, the website aims to foster understanding and communication between East and West.

According to Finnish-based company, the website hopes to bring Muslim communities worldwide closer, especially Muslim youth in the West.

"We are not a religious site, we are a site that is focused on the lifestyle," said Mohamed El-Fatatry, founder of, in an interview with the BBC.

"This is for anyone who is remotely interested in the Muslim culture and the Muslim lifestyle," he added.

In another interview with Agence France-Presse, El-Fatatry estimated that 98% of's users are Muslims. He said the site had about 1.5 million visitors a month from 190 countries, half from the United States.

The virtual Muslim world bans drugs, drinking, sexual behavior, killing and other crimes, making it different from such popular virtual worlds as Second Life and The Sims.

Source: Dhimmi Watch

Related: Muxlim Pal Website


I wonder if they will have religious police that will enforce dress codes on women? The LA Times has reported that drinking and sex have been banned in the virtual Muslim world.