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January 20, 2016
It takes a global village to kill Israelis. The recipe is well known. Begin with the lie that Islam is the religion of peace. Take U.N. (that is, U.S.) money and hire jihadis to teach small children Jews should all be killed. (First taught to the Moslem Brotherhood by Eichmann himself, sent by Hitler to launch the modern jihadi movement — read here, and here). Take Saudi money and staff every mosque with Wahhabi imams. Use oil wealth to brainwash vulnerable teenagers with Islamic supremacist idealism and promise endless sex in heaven if they kill a Jew. Flood the P.A. territories with billions of dollars in international aid, turning the entire place into one giant welfare state of entitlement and rage.
And then give the jihadis Facebook, to spread the message: go out and kill a Jew today. With detailed instructions on how to do it.
The wave of stabbings in Israel are a Facebook-fueled intifada. And once it is tested in Israel, it will be coming to an American street near you.
Israelis are fed up. They can’t stop the U.N. from supporting jihad. They can’t stop the Saudis. They can’t stop Europe and America from sucking up to the Arab world by throwing money at the Palestinians with no strings attached (like: drop the anti-Semitic BS or no cash).
Zuckerberg is the step too far. The story broke in the Jewish press Sunday, and is beginning to be reported more widely.
The crowd funding project explains:
What’s the most effective way to murder Jews? The answer to this shocking question can be found on many Arabic Facebook pages: “spray the knife with anti-insect poison before stabbing” and other anatomic directions for more effective stabbings are being posted daily. On countless other pages it is also very easy to find incitement to murder of Israelis and praises for Jew killers that become cultural heroes.
Tens of thousands have written to Facebook asking, demanding, begging Zuckerberg to stop supporting jihadi murder. He refuses. The Facebook reply?
“Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community standards…we reviewed the page you reported for containing a credible threat of violence and found it doesn’t violate our Community standards.”
So Israelis are fighting back with a class-action lawsuit filed against Facebook on behalf of some 20,000 Israeli signatories.
The Complaint alleges that Facebook is much more than neutral internet platform or a mere “publisher” of speech because its algorithms connect the terrorists to the inciters. Facebook actively assists the inciters to find people who are interested in acting on their hateful messages by offering friend, group and event suggestions and targeting advertising based on people’s online “likes” and internet browsing history. Additionally, Facebook often refuses to take down the inciting pages, claiming that they do not violate its “community standards.” Calling on people to commit crimes is not constitutionally protected speech and endangers the lives of Jews and Israelis. Shurat HaDin will pursue the claims against Facebook on behalf of its 20,0000 clients until Facebook makes it will not allow itself to serve as a tool for terrorists to transmit their rabble rousing messages to their followers and that incitement to anti-Semitic violence will not be tolerated on its website.
For once, Israelis have also decided to fight back in the court of public opinion.
The anti-terror group Shurat HaDin has launched a campaign called Zuckerberg Don’t Kill Us. They are trying to raise $30,000 for good old fashioned billboards to go up around Palo Alto, where Zuckerberg lives, to shed light on what he is doing. (So far they have raised a measly $21,000 – far fewer dollars than the people reading this column).
What is going on with Facebook? The answer can be found in the Zuckerberg response to San Bernardino. His statement:
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….
Notice Zuckerberg does not mention San Bernardino other than “hate this week.” He does not condemn Islamic extremism. And most significantly, he does not say that Facebook will do everything possible to stop jihadis from using Facebook to incite and organize murder. Instead, he assures Muslims he will fight to protect their rights and welcome them on Facebook. (hat tip Mike Gwiliam)
Zuckerberg does not have a leg to stand on. The Israelis are correct; Facebook is quite willing to remove postings they consider hateful. Their rules state “You will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.”
Facebook software tracks private postings that use keywords used by sex offenders, in order to prevent crimes before they happen. They could do this with jihadis inciting and boasting of murder, but they won’t.
The contrast with Facebook taking down pages that offend liberal causes is there for all to see.
In a remarkable display of the speed at which social media activism can work, online feminist organizers managed, after only a week’s worth of work, to get Facebook to promise to revise its approach toward misogynist hate speech. The efforts started on May 21, when Soraya Chemaly, Jaclyn Friedman, and Laura Bates wrote an open letter on Huffington Post to Facebook demanding that the company take anti-woman hate speech on its site as seriously as it does racist hate speech and images deemed too sexual, which are routinely banned (including breastfeeding pictures). After a week of an email and Twitter campaign, Facebook responded late yesterday with an openly apologetic letter and a promise to do better.
An example of what Zuckerberg does censor from Facebook:
Just yesterday the social media platform removed an image posted to the Facebook fan page for A Voice for Men. It was an infographic that addressed the notion of “rape culture” and the “1 in 4” rape statistic, in part by citing the actual number of reported rapes at three major United States universities.
In the lead-up to the last election, after complaints from the Obama campaign Facebook removed this posting about Benghazi from a Navy SEAL’s Facebook page (hat tip Eric Wemple): “Obama called the SEALS and THEY got bin Laden. When the SEALs called Obama, THEY GOT DENIED.” It was removed three times before Facebook admitted they had no right to remove political speech.
Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t just have the blood of Israelis on his hands. He is knowingly and purposefully supporting Muslim murders of enough people for Zuckerberg to bathe in their blood from head to foot. He has the nerve to tell us he is fighting Islamophobia and brazenly assures Muslims they are welcome on Facebook.
The Israelis are not the only ones who want this to stop. Enough. Enough to have vicious enemies from seventh century nightmares reborn in the Facebook Age. We must stop empowering them with high tech propaganda tools. We must stop this liberal collusion with murder. Facebook is a line in the sand. Zuckerberg must not be allowed to get away with this.