Blasphemy Law Comes to Facebook
by Paul Murphy
Over the last couple of weeks Facebook has clamped down heavily on various (around 40) counter-jihad and patriot pages.
The administrators of these pages were shocked when they logged on and found that their pages had suddenly 'disappeared'. In some cases Facebook has made this statement: 'Your Page was flagged for content containing nudity, pornography or sexual solicitation.' The page admins, however, have claimed not to have posted anything with explicitly sexual content. What will have happened is that Muslims, and/or the Leftist whores/enablers-of-Islam, will have 'reported' these pages for 'sexual content' knowing full well that it would be much more difficult to make a political/religious case for banning them. (I've been reported by a Hope Not Hate (UK) member, and then banned by Facebook, for an innocent cartoon image -- Facebook used the phrase 'sexual content' then too.) These pages will therefore have been consistently reported by Muslims, and/or Leftists, for anti-Islamic content, not for sexual or violent content.
So, perhaps unknowingly, the automated machine that is Facebook will mainly respond to Muslim and Leftist 'reports' without looking into their true nature and seeing they are in fact being taken for a ride by such people. And because Facebook is free it simply won't have the manpower to check all reports. Thus it will ban indiscriminately -- on reports alone. Either that, or the Muslims and Leftists who work for Facebook are taking matters into their own hands by imposing Sharia Blasphemy Law on Facebook without its owners, or those at the top level, knowing this.
Here are some of the pages banned by Facebook recently.
On the 19th on June, 'Ban Islam' was itself banned. ('Ban Islam' had at least 45,000 followers.) The admin immediately set up 'Ban Islam 2' only to be banned again a couple of days ago. 'Islam Against Women', 'Islam Free Planet' and many others have also been banned. The blog Sharia Unveiled estimates that around 40 pages have been banned in the last couple of weeks. And, as that blog puts it, 'from what we are hearing, this is only the beginning'.
None of this is a surprise. There has been a huge effort by Muslims and Islamic groups to get rid of certain pages -- or all pages! -- which are critical of Islam (in any way whatsoever!). Of course they have focused on the most popular ones to begin with.
This campaign to get Sharia Blasphemy Law implemented on Facebook dates back to at least 2010. To take just one example of this. There is a page which is honest it its extremism and about how absolutist it is about all criticism of Islam. Its name alone betrays that extremism: 'We want Facebook to remove all groups & pages that [are] against Islam'. In that page you can find the following statement:
It is partly an organisation called Islamic Socialist Network responsible for some of these assults on free expression (according to the American blog 'Sharia Unveiled'). This 'network' ran a website called 'Union Star Network'. However, in the last 24 hours this website/blog has itself been closed down. I can only assume that this has been in response to critics of the 'Wanted' posters which many Internet users may have 'reported'. On that website there were (I saw them myself) indeed various 'wanted' posters which offered rewards of up $1 million for personal information on the admins of patriot and counter-jihad pages. Of course the Islamic and Leftist totalitarians are also intent on banning or hacking websites and blogs too (e.g., 'Your Daily Muslim' is one victim of this campaign for the elimination of all contradictory views), not just Facebook pages.
All this means that Islamic Sharia Blasphemy Law Campaign on Facebook is merging into the Leftists' 'no platform policy'. (All totalitarians together, eh?) That campaign should now be called 'The Blasphemy Law Policy' or 'No Platform for Blasphemy Against Islam'. (When did the Left become so protective of religious sensibilities? Answer: When the UK and U.S.'s religious became brown-skinned.)
At least the Muslim Facebook page 'Remove all Groups and Page that are against Islam' is honest about its extremism and absolutism in that its very name is explicit about it. It is telling Muslims, and their Leftist helpers, to 'remove all groups and pages that are against Islam' so that Muslims can go on killing and oppressing without anyone doing anything about it. So that Islam can remain uncriticised; as it has been, at least in the Muslim world, for 1,400 years.
Finally, it's strange that so many Muslims constantly boast about how many Muslims there are in the world as if that in itself proves something. But is it any wonder that there are so many Muslims with such a massive and deep iron wall of protection around Islam (which has been in place since that religion's invention)? In any case, the numbers of Muslims proves nothing. I would guess that at the peak of National Socialism's popularity and support there were at least 100 million Nazis in Europe and beyond. The numbers would have been even higher for Communists at the peak of Communism's popularity and support. So, if anything, that large number of Muslims is best explained by the persecution and killing of all the critics of Islam (as well as death for apostasy). And this current campaign to get Facebook to fully implement Sharia Blasphemy Law is just the latest stage in that Islamic war against everything 'un-Islamic'.
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