Dubai acting in accord with sharia is one thing; Facebook doing the same thing is another. Social media giants have readily accepted the mantle of the new totalitarians.
Why is anti-semitic, anti-Israel propaganda rampant on Facebook, while criticism of jihad and sharia is censored and scrubbed?
There is absolutely no place for one party rule in a constitutional republic. There is no place for totalitarian speech restrictions on a free society.
How much worse will it get? They have already blocked my website and newsfeed. Google has scrubbed my website and buried search results critical of Islam, jihad and sharia.
“Dubai man jailed for insulting Islam on Facebook loses appeal,” by Marie Nammour, Khaleej Times, September 12, 2017:
An electricity welder, sentenced to one year in jail on the charge of insulting Islam on social media, has lost his appeal in court.
The Court of First Instance convicted the 31-year-old Indian worker in May of disrespecting and insulting Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be Upon Him) in posts he shared on Facebook.
Even though he deleted all the posts and details on his account, shortly later, copies of the messages were obtained and used as evidence by the public prosecution in the case against him.
The primary court then sentenced him to one year in prison and ordered him to pay a Dh500,000 fine – to be deported afterwards. He filed an appeal as he denied the charges on the grounds his account had been hacked but he lost the appeal after the court upheld the earlier ruling.
Public prosecution records show the defendant tried to flee the UAE shortly after posting the messages….
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