Facebook: Page opposing Sharia Law violates community standards, gets unpublished

Facebook ban laughterDoes Facebook support Islamic Sharia law?  On Monday, Tim Selaty, Sr., founder of the Tea Party Community, reached out to inform us that one of his pages, Ban Sharia Law, was unpublished by Facebook for allegedly posting content the social media site claimed violates its nebulous “Community Standards.”

The page had been up for two years, he told me, and had garnered about 10,000 likes before it was yanked.

Here’s the message he received:

Ban Sharia Law unpublishedNaturally, Facebook did not specify what posts or content violated their standards.

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The decision was appealed by a page administrator.

Selaty also said three of the page administrators were suspended as well.

Incidents like this, by the way, are the reason Adina Kutnicki, an investigative journalist based in Israel, and I wrote “Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad.”  The book, endorsed by Pam Geller and Prof. Paul Eidelberg, is now available on Amazon and the WND Superstore.

Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad
Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad – Source: Author (used with permission)

In that book, Adina and I document similar actions taken against pages opposed to Sharia Law and militant jihad.  We also compare and contrast the treatment meted out to those who oppose jihad versus those who support it.

All of this censorship, sadly, is sanctioned by the federal government through Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a 20-year-old law that is now at the center of a lawsuit filed against Attorney General Loretta Lynch.  That section of the law has been interpreted by a Federal court to mean that sites like Facebook can censor Constitutionally-protected speech with zero legal consequences.

Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee the court will uphold the First Amendment, which is why we called on Congress to immediately amend that law.

But until that happens, the beatings on Facebook — a site Breitbart once called the world’s most dangerous censor — will continue.

(Note: I’ll be discussing this book during a series of interviews this week — Be sure to check our Facebook page for info on those programs.)


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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