ImHalal: The New Search Engine For Muslims

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  • #590357
    squeak
    Participant

    I mentioned some time ago that I have serious concerns about search engines such as Google. Well, this news is a step in the right direction. We do have much to be grateful to our ‘cousins’ for, after all.

    From Times Online:

    Islamic search engine ImHalal filters out potentially sinful material

    Seven months in development, the search is available in 15 languages including Arabic, Chinese, Farsi and Turkish, as well as English (squeak note: what a relief – now we can be grateful that they annexed the UK). The company expects its largest audience to develop in the Middle East.

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    […] Mr Sardeha admits the mechanism needs fine-tuning.
    [a problem]

    It hopes soon to expand into Islamic widgets such as programmes to generate Koran quotes and prayer times, in which there is already a competitive online trade.

    Days after launching, the search engine’s founders are engaged in a fierce online debate with bloggers who claim it represents a form of censorship.

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    Chat Sites such as ukchatterbox.co.uk offer chat rooms for Muslims, though some Islamic scholars caution that this could lead to inappropriate chat between men and women.

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    #658362
    mepal
    Member

    So come back when you do! 😉

    #658363
    RoshYeshivah
    Member

    actually awhile ago a jewish one came out i remember not being too happy with it. i forgot its name but i remember them claiming that everytime you click sometype of orginizaton gets a penny(from google).

    #658364
    Jax
    Member

    this is something squeak! thank you for sharing it with the CR oilem! pretty cool stuff!

    #658365
    A600KiloBear
    Participant

    BS”D

    Wonder what happens when you enter say, “Islamic terrorism” or “Al-Qaeda” in this search engine. It probably brings you to some anti-Semitic site like Jew Watch.

    #658366
    A600KiloBear
    Participant

    BS”D

    Actually, I tried it. I entered Islamic Jihad terror and it gave me a 404 error message: “Item not found, ya quffar!”

    #658367
    Jax
    Member

    A600KiloBear: the Fbi/KGB might be confiscated your computer after that search now! 😉

    nice seeing ya around Itzik! good luck with everything man!

    #658368
    Jax
    Member

    Itzik: i should have signed that post off as Jax aka asdfghjkl! hatzlacha!

    #658369
    Ettie
    Member

    I also tried it so I typed in Olam Hatorah and it actually brought up sites. But, then I typed in “pig” and the message said something about being a danger but if I want to continue to sites there was another button to click below!

    #658370
    jphone
    Member

    Isnt there some sort of “koshernet” filter already out there?

    Also, you CAN set yahoo or google filter level to be quite restrictive in what it shows, almost to an extreme sometimes. The Lycos search engine also allows you to set levels for search results.

    What results are displayed on imhalal if one would search for “yeshiva” or “kosher food in winnipeg” or “shaitels in chicago”.

    #658371
    A600KiloBear
    Participant

    BS”D

    JMPhone – I keyed in MBD and got an error message 404. Message was: Ya quffar, we know you’re searching for Muhammad Be Damned!

    Then I typed in Avraham Fried. Instead I got Ibrahim’s Halal Fried Chicken over in Jihadland on Coney Island Avenue.

    So finally I tried Lipa Schmeltzer and got another 404: “Heibt af dane hentelach before we cut them off!”

    #658372
    kapusta
    Participant

    ROTFL!!!

    *kapusta*

    #658373
    areivimzehlazeh
    Participant

    ha!

    #658374
    squeak
    Participant

    LOL! That’s 2x in one day!

    #658375
    A600KiloBear
    Participant

    BS”D

    But the best was when I typed in “tzaddik” and it brought me results about Osama bin Laden on the first page and Yisroel Dovid Weiss on the second!

    #658376
    Jax
    Member

    kilobear: ROFLMKO! Hilarious!

    #658377

    A600KiloBear-

    “I entered Islamic Jihad terror and it gave me a 404 error message: ‘Item not found, ya quffar!'”

    Lol!

    I actually tried that, just to see what would happen. It came back with what looked like legit links to articles.

    #658378
    A600KiloBear
    Participant

    BS”D

    But, then I typed in “pig”…

    When I typed in “khinzeer” which is pig in Arabic I got George W Bush.

    BTW the latest version asks you to check off Sunni or Shiite.

    #658379
    Jax
    Member

    A600KiloBear: brilliant! ha ha!

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