Yesterday, I reported on the growing islamisation of Facebook. Vile Jew hating groups proliferate and those fighting the scourge of sharia in our societies are banned and deleted.
It is an outrage in the war of ideas that the voices of freedom and western values are being systematically shut down.
Stephen Gash has the latest on the SOIE (Stop the Islamisation of Europe) website:
UPDATE: SIOA and SIOE are back up and our accounts have all been reinstated-- :)
In the internet world of social networking Facebook is the premier platform. Its reach is global and its user community numbers in the hundreds of millions. According to statistics about Facebook posted on Facebook’s own site there are 350 million users, 50% of whom log in on “any given day”. This means that at any given time there are likely at least 150 million people logged in on the site. Facebook has deeply affected the way that individuals and groups communicate and interact with one another.
Facebook’s rules are extensive and clearly listed on their “Statement of Rights” page. However there are terms used that are open to interpretation. Most specifically the nature of content posted on personal and group pages is open to scrutiny and judgment by Facebook staff; action taken by Facebook against its users sometimes appears arbitrary and harsh. Accounts are disabled or removed generally with no warning or explanation. Returning to the site and recovering one’s content can be difficult or impossible. For people with large “friends lists” or who use Facebook for professional purposes loss of their Facebook account can have unpleasant consequences. For many users especially those who access their accounts throughout the day via mobile device (blackberry, etc.) Facebook is an almost ubiquitous communications tool.
Many Facebook users express political views and opinions – often challenging and unpopular views. There are millions of pages dedicated to discussion of issues across the political and cultural spectrum. SIOA, SIOE and other like-minded groups as well as those holding opposing views use Facebook extensively to get their messages out. With a potential audience in the hundreds of millions the significance of Facebook to those who wish to spread knowledge and engage in direct discussion with interested people, often in real-time, the loss of a Facebook presence can be significant.
Several days ago, without warning or explanation, and in an apparently simultaneous action Facebook removed the personal accounts of Anders Gravers, Stephen Gash, and Harald Andersen of SIOE and SIAD (Denmark). Organizers of Stop Islamization of Bulgaria (Pavel Chernov), and Stop Islamization of America (Kendra) also had their personal Facebook accounts removed. As no explanation for these actions has been provided, one can only speculate as to the cause and purpose of these account removals.
While it is understood that Facebook is privately held and is not required to provide access the removal of SIOA/SIOE organizers’ personal accounts appears to demonstrate a particular opinion on the part of Facebook management, a certain bias against the message if the not the individuals themselves. Notably, the organizer of the Jewish Internet Defense Force (JIDF) has long been banned from Facebook.
Facebook’s user guidelines regarding content can be interpreted in any number of ways. Simultaneous account removal of multiple users having a common viewpoint appears to demonstrate a negative bias relating to the philosophical and political positions espoused by the individuals mentioned above. Because almost every user of Facebook could be said to be in violation of one or more guidelines at any given time the removal of accounts of users with the same political positions must therefore be specific and targeted rather than arbitrary.
There are many controversial individuals and groups on Facebook including Islamists, supporters of terrorism, Nazis, and even terrorists themselves, etc. People having these views and worse remain on Facebook but those having anti-jihad perspectives apparently are now targets for account removal. How can this be explained?
It is understood that because of the reach of Facebook and its large user community the Facebook “world” is another theater in the current culture wars and in the existential war that is Islamic jihad against the non-Muslim (kafir) civilizations of the West. In the war of ideas that is ongoing in public and behind the scenes (with much dissemination of opinion and information on the internet) there are vigorous, important, and fascinating debates that occur on Facebook pages hourly.
Facebook is a platform used for educating the people about the threat that Islam and its warfare poses for our country and the entire West. Kendra is particularly adept at online debate and had thousands of Facebook friends following her posts and discussions prior to the removal of her account without warning or explanation.
We have seen in recent events in Europe and the United States that the message about the truth of Islam and its doctrine of jihad and intolerance is making its way from scholarly fringes to a wider audience. The message involves an acceptance of the fact that political correctness and multiculturalism are empty and false notions that are impediments to knowledge and understanding.
Political correctness and multiculturalism require the adherent of these corrupt philosophies to jettison thousands of years of human and civilizational history and experience so that a fairly recent post-modernist utopian concept of how the world and humanity function can be accepted. These false concepts must be destroyed so that the truth can be discussed openly and understood.
Many in the United States and Europe do not want to let go of the accepted (but generally unspoken) dogmas of political correctness and multiculturalism; they refuse to discriminate. The ability and even the desire to discriminate between right and wrong, good and evil, victim and aggressor is now a rarity in our culture due to political correctness and multiculturalism and the radical tolerance that such utopian notions demand.
Events occurring in our daily lives and the historical record prove the emptiness of these two barren philosophies. Preference for fantasies over realities is rife across the culture now and is foundational to the ongoing philosophical and moral conflicts we see daily. The message of the dangers of Islam is spreading; how can it not when Hassan at Fort Hood and the Christmas underwear bomber do the horrors that they do to innocents and place their actions in an Islamic doctrinal context as do all Islamist terrorists/jihadists?
If our existential enemies say that they hate us and must fight us till we submit to Islamic domination because their doctrine tells them so, it is folly for us to suggest that they are mistaken. These abysmal criminals have the authority of Koran, Sira, and Hadith and the historical record to justify their statements. Our silly western politically correct multiculturalists have nothing but their fantasies, dreams and ignorance to support their positions.
The removal of SIOA and SIOE organizers accounts from Facebook may indicate a pro-Islam or anti- anti-Jihad bias on the part of Facebook management; we may never know. However, what is more likely is that online discussion and debate as seen on the pages of the individuals mentioned above has been effective.
Thousands of people have followed these online Facebook discussions. Many now view the statements and actions of terrorists and Islamists in a different light, now illuminated with their knowledge of Islamic doctrine – a doctrine never taught to them in our institutions of higher “education”. A great deal of learning and erudite discussion has been occurring on the pages of Facebook.
The truth of Islamic jihad and intolerance is difficult to deflect, even with politically correct multicultural biases and fantasies that diminish the truth to something both unpalatable and unacceptable. Islamic ideology is fundamental to what is happening across the world today. A re-invigorated Islam fighting its jihad against the kafir West does so because of ideology and doctrine. The doctrine behind this ideology is available and can be studied and understood. The falsehoods are falling away, in large part due to the efforts of the people mentioned above and many others.