| Facebook “Intellectually Terrorizes” a Human Rights Activist
| Thursday, February 22, 2018
|Jihad Watch : 1. In August 2016, I called for a peaceful march in front of the
White House in defense of oppressed Christians in Egypt. Following that
announcement, my account was hacked (the hackers may have had some
connection to the Egyptian Intelligence Agency).
The hackers took
control of my Facebook page, through my private email, removed my
personal picture and switched it for that of an Islamic extremist, and
posted a warning for people to refrain from joining the march claiming
that ISIS will blow up the demonstrators. The US Federal Bureau of
Investigation was informed for security purposes, and Facebook
Administration was contacted regarding this issue, until finally the
page was restored ten days later.
2. On November 24, 2017, I posted an article on Facebook calling
for religious reform in the Middle East. The article was deleted, and
Facebook Administration did not allow me to post for several days, despite the fact that this was an opinion article, and absolutely did not include any call for hatred or violence.
3. On December 5, 2017, I posted another opinion on Facebook
regarding religious reform. It was removed by Facebook Administration
and I was suspended from posting for two weeks.
4. On February 2, 2018, I posted an opinion regarding Turkey
(following its devastating military campaign in north of Syria),
recalling the historical fact that the Ottomans have occupied
Constantinople since 1453, and saying that one day it will be returned
to its original ‘Byzantine’ owners. The post was deleted and my Facebook
account was suspended for a month.
I am a US citizen, protected by the US Constitution. Everything I
have posted, since I first signed up for my Facebook page, can still be
accessed, and none of it violates US laws or Facebook rules. This falls
under the freedom of opinion and speech, which is protected by the First
Amendment to Constitution in the United States, as well as by
international laws and human rights instruments. Being the director of a
human rights center in Washington and a public figure, I hold myself accountable ethically and legally for everything I post on Facebook. If anyone takes issue with my writings, they can go to court, and I am ready to defend every word I wrote.
Read it all here.............
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 5:59 PM