Well, Facebook has done it again. That pitiful excuse for a social media outlet that serves to convey inane banalities about the most mundane of events is now censoring free speech. And we are not talking about what I had for lunch, or my vacation plans, or what I did last night. (Who really cares ?)
In the last two weeks Facebook has censored over 40 counter-Jihadi Facebook sites. Either they have been banned or they are so censored as to lose all their cogency. Facebook has become a cyber dhimmi, Facebook has acceded to the Muslim doctrine of blasphemy. Now remember blasphemy is not lying about Islam. It can involve telling the truth about Islam. Anything, even if totally true that portrays Islam in a bad light, is blasphemy.
Let's take a few concrete examples. If we say Mohammed was a warlord that is a blasphemist statement, even though the hadiths mention he planned or personally led seventy-seven military raids against his enemies. A completely true statement from the hadiths that is derogatory of the Prophet. Likewise, if you say Mohammed was a rapist, a thief, a murderer, a paedophile or a polygamist you are equally guilty. All of these are true statements acknowledged by Islamic sacred literature.
In strict Muslim societies the punishment for blasphemy is either flogging or death. Facebook is destroying our ability to ask critical, but important, questions about the real nature of Islam. It is all about the stifling of free debate in a free society to reach the truth. Yet Islam works ceaselessly to take away this foundational liberty guaranteed by our First Amendment.