ISTANBUL – A new search engine on the Internet was launched recently, but this time it is for Muslims only.
According to the Web site, it uses the database of the well-known search engine Google and is powered by it, but filters search terms in accordance with Islam.
It is stated on the Web siteâ€™s â€œAbout Usâ€ section that the engine was built on the substructure of Google and anyone could build a similar site. Some terms are not available to search at all, while in the results for searchable terms, results about Islam come first. â€œThe best search for Islam,â€ the Web site states on its main page, on which the color green, known as Islamâ€™s color is used.
â€œThis is a search engine to filter inconvenient results in search engines,â€ the Web site states. For example, a search for â€œalcoholâ€ first lists results about alcohol in Islam. Meanwhile, words like â€œporn,â€ or its Turkish version â€œporno,â€ and the word â€œsex,â€ cannot be searched for using the engine. However, â€œseksâ€ the Turkish word for â€œsexâ€ can be searched.
The Web site also states that it has no affiliation with any individual or institution. Meanwhile Google stated that Web sites can use Google custom search to create custom search engines, but cannot abuse the Google brand or it will be disabled. However, the site cannot filter advertisements about terms that are searched, but they have a solution for that, â€œMÃ¼slÃ¼manGoogle.com does not profit from advertisements,â€ the Web site states, adding that all advertising income will be donated to charitable foundations that send aid to Palestine. The site can be reached at www.muslumangoogle.com.