Moral search engines squeeze out sin on Internet by Virginie Montet WASHINGTON, Sept 19, 2010 (AFP) – Seek and ye shall find.
A number of new Internet search engines created by Christian, Jewish or Muslim entities aim to filter out queries from Web users in a way that is more relevant to those users and keeps them from temptation, alcohol and pornography.
‘We think that the other search engines are way too ‘main street’ oriented.
We wanted to provide a solution to explore the Web in a safe environment, where you won’t bump into explicit content or immoral websites, like pornography,’ said Reza Sardeha, the Amsterdam-based founder of the Muslim-oriented search engine I’mHalal.
If one types the world alcohol into imhalal.com, the search engine produces results that explain the Muslim viewpoint on drinking. Type in ‘pornography,’ and the search engine produces… nothing.
The 21-year-old Kuwaiti says the site attracts users from places like Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates as well as the United States. — AFP