In the name of Allah, the Merciful to all, the Compassionate

Is it really Freedom of Speech to let terrorist organizations to use social-media like Twitter and Facebook for their communications, fundraising, recruiting new fighters, and their propaganda? What about letting them inundate social-media with beheading scenes, and massacres of civilians?

If every group could use social-media for their campaigns, even terrorists, it was harder to object. It’s free for all and whoever is more sophisticated, can advance their cause more than others. But that’s not the case. These terrorist groups are getting a special treatment, and Twitter and Facebook have a tendency to help whoever defames Islam.

A few weeks ago, a page in Facebook named Stealthy Freedoms, was created. That page was dedicated to women in Iran who like to share their photos defying religious norms in Iran. In a few days its likes reached 500K, reportedly mostly paid likes. Even though some of the photos posted there were stolen from individuals and clearly a breach of privacy. But it’s still there.

To counter that page, some individuals created another page named Permanent Freedoms, to make their points that there are quite enough freedoms in Iran people can enjoy without any need to make it stealthy. But this page did not survive more than 20 hours, and Facebook removed it, without any explanation about what regulations it violates. They just shut it off.

It’s a routine and daily process for Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook to remove any page or account in support of Hamas, Hezbollah, Palestine, and even very benign campaigns for family values and marriage. For them if you support family values, it’s homophobia. If you support Hezbollah, it’s terrorism. But if you post a video clip, beheading someone, to show how brutal Muslims are, that’s absolutely welcome.

Today I received this by Email from Twitter. It may look very innocent on Twitter’s side, at first glance, but something sinister is going on:

Jihad is the greatest deed in Islam and the salvation of the ummah is in practicing it. In times like these, when Muslim lands are occupied by the kuffar, when the jails of tyrants are full of Muslim POWs, when the rule of the law of Allah is absent from this world and when Islam is being attacked in order to uproot it, Jihad becomes obligatory on every Muslim. Jihad must be practiced by the child even if the parents refuse, by the wife even if the husband objects and by the one in debt even if the lender disagrees.

What really Twitter is gaining by inviting people to participate in a Muslim Civil war? If this tweet was sent to invite Muslims for a Jihad against Israel, Do you really think Twitter forwards it to everybody?