Is Facebook 'Championing' Blasphemy Laws Across Europe?

Authored by Judith Bergman via The Gatestone Institute,

  • What is "harmful content" according to the new Facebook guide for Muslims? "Islamophobia, anti-Muslim hatred, far right extremism and terrorist inspired violent extremist content".
  • The guide does not mention Islamic incitement to violence, which is rampant on social media and -- unlike the other content mentioned -- has deadly and tragic consequences in the real world. Most of those who perpetrate terrorist attacks in the real world are Muslims -- not "Islamophobes," anti-Muslims or right wing extremists.
  • Lakin v. Facebook is a lawsuit, representing 20,000 Israeli plaintiffs, which aims to stop Facebook from "allowing Palestinian terrorists to incite violent attacks against Israeli citizens and Jews on its internet platform."
  • Khan convened a special meeting of Muslim ambassadors to discuss how effectively to "raise the voice of the entire Muslim world against the madness unleashed against Islam and holy personalities in the name of freedom of expression". — Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

Facebook, in cooperation with a British Muslim group, Faith Associates, recently launched a new "guide" developed especially for Muslims: "Keeping Muslims Safe Online: Tackling Hate and Bigotry".

The launch of the guide was hosted on November 29 at the British Parliament, where Karim Palant, Facebook's UK Public Policy manager, acknowledged "the partnership of Facebook with Faith Associates and said this was a first step in a line of activities being planned to protect the Facebook family". Simon Milner, Head of Policy UK at Facebook, stated:

"We're proud to be supporting Faith Associates in the development of their online safety guide. Facebook welcomes all communities, and there is no place for hate on the platform".

It is curious that of all the groups Facebook could have chosen to "protect" -- if one is to believe that Facebook intends to "protect" other groups as well -- it chose Muslims. Are Muslims the most targeted group in the world today? In Canada, according to fresh statistics, hate crimes against Muslims have fallen while hate crimes against Jews have risen. In the United States, according to Gatestone's A. Z. Mohamed:

"Since 1992... anti-Semitic incidents have been higher than those perpetrated against other groups... To this day, the greatest number of reported religion-based hate crimes have been directed at Jews, and the second greatest against Muslims... in 2015... there was a sharp rise in religion-based hate crimes, particularly against Islam and Muslims. Yet even then, Jews were 2.38 times more likely than Muslims to become victims of a hate crime."

 

Facebook, in cooperation with a British Muslim group, recently launched a "guide" developed especially for Muslims: "Keeping Muslims Safe Online: Tackling Hate and Bigotry". Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO, wrote about making Facebook a "safe space" for Muslims. He has made no similar supportive statements in favor of Jews or Christians. Pictured: Parts of the cover of the new guide co-produced by Facebook.

 

In the UK, anti-Semitic hate crimes were at the highest recorded level ever in 2016 -- 1,078 offenses registered in 2016 compared to 938 in 2015. According to the Guardian, the Metropolitan Police (MET) recorded "1,260 incidents of Islamophobic hate crime in the 12 months to March 2017" in London alone. However, the MET police's definition of "Islamophobia" -- which the MET police claims is widely accepted, including by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights -- is exceedingly wide. According to the definition, as described in the 2012 report, "Hate Crimes Against London's Muslim Communities 2005-2012", Islamophobia is present when:

  1. Islam is seen as a monolithic bloc, static and unresponsive to change.
  2. Islam is seen as separate and 'other'. It does not have values in common with other cultures, is not affected by them and does not influence them.
  3. Islam is seen as inferior to the West. It is seen as barbaric, irrational, primitive and sexist.
  4. Islam is seen as violent, aggressive, threatening, supportive of terrorism and engaged in a 'clash of civilisations'.
  5. Islam is seen as a political ideology and is used for political or military advantage.
  6. Criticisms made of the West by Islam are rejected out of hand.
  7. Hostility towards Islam is used to justify discriminatory practices towards Muslims and exclusion of Muslims from mainstream society
  8. Anti-Muslim hostility is seen as natural or normal.

Not even Orwell could have made this list up.

Even if there is no statistical basis for Facebook's new guide for Muslims, its creation should not come as a surprise. On December 10, 2015, in the wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, wrote a Facebook post about making Facebook a "safe space" for Muslims. His post did not contain a word of condemnation of the terrorist attack, or allude to any of the widespread Islamic terrorist incitement that his social media platform hosts. Zuckerberg wrote:

"I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world... After the Paris attacks and hate this week, I can only imagine the fear Muslims feel that they will be persecuted for the actions of others... If you're a Muslim in this community, as the leader of Facebook I want you to know that you are always welcome here and that we will fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment for you."

The guide appears to be one of the ways in which Zuckerberg has kept his promise. The recently released guide was "...produced in partnership with Facebook to empower you, as a Muslim user on the platform, with the tools, resources and knowledge to identify and deal with harmful content and keep you and your friends safe".

What is "harmful content" according to the new Facebook guide for Muslims? "Islamophobia, anti-Muslim hatred, far right extremism and terrorist inspired violent extremist content", which "all manifest themselves online and can have a detrimental effect on confidence and mental wellbeing". The guide goes on to detail how "harmful content" should be reported to Facebook and in some cases even to the police.

The guide does not mention Islamic incitement to violence, which is rampant on social media and -- unlike the other content mentioned -- has deadly and tragic consequences in the real world, with thousands of people murdered in Islamic terrorist attacks. Most of those who perpetrate terrorist attacks in the real world are Muslims -- not "Islamophobes", anti-Muslims or right wing extremists. Nevertheless, the only -- obfuscating and vague -- reference to Islamic terrorism is at the very end of the guide:

"If you see someone sharing terrorist content and encouraging others to join extremist groups, report them and then make or share posts that show true Islamic messages of peace, mercy and tolerance".

Zuckerberg has made no similar supportive statements in favor of Jews or Christians. So far, no guides have been released on how to keep Jews or Christians safe on Facebook, despite the fact that Jews are overwhelmingly targeted by Muslim anti-Semites and jihadists. Considerably more is at stake in these cases than "a detrimental effect on confidence and mental wellbeing". Two ongoing legal cases against Facebook attest to this fact. One is Lakin v. Facebook, a lawsuit, representing 20,000 Israeli plaintiffs, which aims to stop Facebook from "allowing Palestinian terrorists to incite violent attacks against Israeli citizens and Jews on its internet platform."

Facebook is acting out of a political concern to show Muslim countries that Facebook is willing to respect Islamic blasphemy laws. In July, Vice President of Facebook Joel Kaplan promised Pakistan -- in a call with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan -- that Facebook will "remove fake accounts and explicit, hateful and provocative material that incites violence and terrorism". Khan told the VP of Facebook:

"the entire Muslim Ummah was greatly disturbed and has serious concerns over the misuse of social media platforms to propagate blasphemous content... Pakistan appreciates the understanding shown by the Facebook administration and the cooperation being extended on these issues".

Prior to the Pakistani government's talk with Facebook management in July, Khan convened a special meeting of Muslim ambassadors to discuss "blasphemous content" on social media, and how effectively to "raise the voice of the entire Muslim world against the madness unleashed against Islam and holy personalities in the name of freedom of expression". Khan also met with the secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on this issue specifically, before talking to Facebook management.

Enforcing Islamic blasphemy law is one of the OIC's main causes. How convenient for the OIC that Facebook has decided to champion it.

Comments

Hugh_Jorgan Moe-Monay Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:18 Permalink

Yeah! Let's break ourselves trying to protect the minuscule minority of moderate (lukewarm) Muslims from passive written and/or spoken dislike/hatred. </sarc>

Meanwhile, the majority of Muslims get a pass on both passive written and/or spoken dislike/hatred AND actual violence against every non-Muslim in the world?

So... the takeaway here is that FB is reaffirming that they are insane and evil? Got that.

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Jasher css1971 Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:36 Permalink

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

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40MikeMike Joe A Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:05 Permalink

Zuckerburg should have his future daughter's clitorises ripped off ( by muslims of course) to celebrate his hatred of women .

 

To support the murder cult of islam is to pretend that 90% of all devout muslims wouldn't love to see a genocide/extermination of jews, infidels, blasphemers, apostates, homosexuals. Christians, Buddhists, etc etc etc.

 

Zuckerburg is as much an enemy of peace as every jihadist muslim.

 

In lieu of daughters required for genital torture perhaps his mother will be offered up for clit ripping?

 

What do you say Mark?

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Fireman Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:51 Permalink

Is it good for the juice? That's all tax cattle ever need to ask.

 

Read the Coudenhove Kalergi screed, the daddy of the evil EUSSR as the philo chosenite mutt explains all in his genocidal,"Practical Idealism", Vienna 1923. The sooner the evil EUSSR collapses and all these non elected political traitors are sent packing to Africa the better for all Europeons.

"Count" Richard Coudenhove Kalergi’s Plan outlined by Gerd Honsik
“Kalergi proclaims the abolition of the right of self-determination, ... the
elimination of nations by means of ethnic separatist movements or mass
allogeneic (genetically dissimilar) immigration to create a multiethnic flock
without quality, easily controllable by the ruling class. Kalergi characterized
the multiethnic flock as cruel and unfaithful but maintained the elite must
deliberately create them in order to achieve their own superiority: ‘Then the
elite will first eliminate democracy – the rule of the people. Next, the elite
will eliminate the people via miscegenation, thereby replacing the ruling white
race with an easily controllable mestizo race. By abolishing the principle of
equality of all before the law, avoiding and punishing any criticism of
minorities, and protecting minorities with special laws, the masses will be
suppressed.’'

"Practical Idealism" by the Japanese Austrian Richard Coudenhove Kalergi, Vienna 1923 (PDF)

http://www.mediafire.com/file/vcpu7j7hakukmde/Coudenhove-Kalergi-Practic

Is it good for the juice, the only question that EuroPeons and USSANS ever need to ask.

Below juice welcoming Muslims to Urupp. Obviously the more muzz in Urupp the fewer to oppose the spreading cancer of zion in the arab oil patch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5p2zt0ne_4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLbPSQx-I-I

ConfederateH Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:56 Permalink

Why just blame Facebook?  Zerohedge enforces blasphemy laws in its own "fight club" comments section.

At least Facebook and Twitter inform the user why thier account has been blocked.  Zerohedge just blocks the account without consideration.

MPJones Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:58 Permalink

"Islamophobia" is a nonsensical term. It is an oxymoron. A phobia is an irrational fear. There is, however, nothing irrational in fearing a political movement (in this case under the guise of "religion") that in its main political manifesto prescribes genocide of those who do not belong to this particular faith. That fear is, as repeatedly demonstrated, entirely rational.

kellys_eye Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:26 Permalink

You only need to look at a list of countries that accept Islamic people as immigrants and watch as their internal security systems start to collapse under the load of trying to keep tabs on all the potential terrorists amongst those same immigrants.

Then look at the level of social unrest, crime, social dependence, illness and, yes, terrorist acts that suddenly start to bloom after their arrival.

Then compare the above to the likes of Japan, Korea etc that simply don't allow mass Muslim immigration.

If you can't figure out what the problem is by then, you're either stupid or complicit.

 

hestroy kellys_eye Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:31 Permalink

-Barbara divörsity™ Lerner Spectre
"I think there is a resurgence of anti-Semitism because at this point in time Europe has not yet learned how to be multicultural. And I think we are going to be part of the throes of that transformation, which must take place. Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies they once were in the last century. Jews are going to be at the centre of that. It’s a huge transformation for Europe to make. They are now going into a multicultural mode and Jews will be resented because of our leading role. But without that leading role and without that transformation, Europe will not survive." ~ Barbara Lerner Spectre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFE0qAiofMQ

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Refuse-Resist kellys_eye Tue, 01/16/2018 - 06:24 Permalink

Lebanon, a former Christian country and owner of the former Paris of the Middle East, Beirut, just called to say that yeah, brining in mohameddans ruins your country. 

Why did so many mohameddans flee to 80% Christian Lebanon in the first place?

If they  hadn't I never would have met some great Lebanese Christians who migrated to the USA, cohencidentally, in 1948.

Hmmm.... Why would they have fled Lebanon then?

 

Hmmmm.

PRobably  nazis and drumpfs fault if you listen to CNN.

 

 

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SoDamnMad Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:51 Permalink

11 yr old Canadian Muslim girl claims man cut her hajib on the way to school. Trudeau, mayor and others freak out.  Turns out the story was false. No punishment for the girl.

Now cut off a cross and what happens...crickets/