Internet Porn Use Prevalent in Islamic Countries
In the Muslim countries of Egypt, Tunisia, and Lebanon, porn sites account for five to seven of the 100 most popular websites.
Apparently porn crosses all borders, regardless of the religious predilections of governments and citizens.
Alexa, a division of Amazon.com which tracks online traffic patterns, reported that porn sites ranked as the 15th, 23rd, 29th, 67th, and 83rd most visited sites in Egypt. Two X-rated sites appear in the country’s top 25.
In Tunisia, porn sites ranked 14th, 16th, 20th, 49th, 60th, 93rd, and 97th. In Lebanon, the 33rd, 34th, 45th, 52nd, and 58th most visited webpages were porn sites.
Other Arab Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait aren’t on the list because they have nation-wide filtering that blocks pornographic sites.
As a result of these findings, Egypt’s Prosecutor General ordered the government’s ministries of telecommunications, information, and the interior to start enforcing a ban on online porn.