by D.M. Murdock
July 11, 2010
A comment is being circulated on Facebook complaining that the site
has not only allowed Islam-critical pages like "Everybody Draw
Muhammad Day" to thrive but has also removed four major Muslim Facebook pages with a total of about 2.5 million members.
This "chain email" is thus claiming that
Facebook has taken a dramatic anti-Islam stance, and the comment is
further demanding that,
the site restore the Islamic pages
illegal to criticize Islam
remove all FB pages that are
critical of Islam
In other words, it is demanding that Facebook
follow Islamic or sharia law.
While the comment claims that these Islamic pages were not
anti-infidel in sentiment, its demands certainly are, and they belie
any possibly "peaceful" notion of why these pages should be allowed
back on Facebook.
Supporters of free speech are calling for this Islamist comment be
searched out on FB and flagged in a show of support for Facebook's
creators not to kowtow to censorship and to demonstrate that the
non-Muslim world will not be subjugated under Islamic or sharia law.
Here is the comment:
Facebook Admins, Moderators,
Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Sheryl Sandberg, and Matt Cohler
Although you have attended the world's best communication skills
courses you have been most successful in growing great hatred
and hostility between you and Muslims around the world, but
seriously this time you have caused an almost unrepairable
Only a few weeks after your irresponsible behavior during the
Everybody Draw Mohammed Day events you most aggressively removed
four of the largest Islamic Facebook Pages of total fans/likes
over 2.5 million Facebook members. That happened on the morning
of Thursday 8th July, 2010.
These four Facebook pages were totally peaceful and free of any
hate speech, but you removed it ignoring the feelings of more
than 2.5 Million Facebook Muslims and disrespecting over 1.5
Billion Muslims worldwide.
And now since that is what it had come down to you, with your
irresponsibility and fake preach of freedom of speech, have left
us no other choice other than permanently boycotting Facebook.
And now we are giving you a 2 weeks notice - ending at midnight
of 21st July, 2010 - to fulfill our demands or else we will
Our demands are:
Reactivating the four pages that have been disabled
Adding a Facebook Term that illegalizes disrespecting Islamic
Disabling any Facebook Page, Group, or Event that shows
direct or indirect disrespect towards Islamic religious symbols
The pages that were unfairly removed are:
Facebook.com/Rassoul.Allaah - About 1,600,000 Likes
Facebook.com/Logo.Ramadan - About 600,000 Likes
Facebook.com/Love.Mohammed - About 200,000 Likes
Facebook.com/Quran.Lovers - About 70,000 Likes