Twitter, whose executives say they’re all about promoting a friendly universe where posters of all kind and gentle hearts are welcome, has given a big welcome to terrorists — while simultaneously shunned pro-Israel types.
And what’s more, the Anti-Defamation League, the organization that’s supposed to watchdog anti-Semitic rhetoric, is quite OK with this.
This is fully in line with the far-left bias of both Twitter (as well as the rest of the social media giants) and the ADL. They consistently line up against those who stand for free speech and the defense of free societies. History will judge them quite harshly.
Jonathan Greenblatt was himself an official in that administration.
In a world where dark is light and good is evil, it is only fitting that the ADL’s online hate index will be used to police “hate speech”. What of their hate speech and defamation.
The ADL ignores terrorists. They fuel and align with the world’s most vicious Jew-haters. Longtime Geller Report readers are well educated in the vicious, duplicitous anti-Jewish leadership of the ADL.
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Hamas, Hezbollah, the PFLP, FARC, the Communist Party of the Philippines and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are all on the official list of terrorist organizations drawn up by the United States government. Providing support to them is a crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
So of course they all have Twitter accounts.
As does Ramadan Shalah, the leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which is also on the list of designated terror groups. The PFLP has at least four Twitter accounts. (Both the PFLP and Jibril’s Assadist splinter group are listed. And both have their own Twitter accounts.) FARC also has multiple Twitter accounts. Timochenko, the FARC’s narcoterrorist boss, who was accused by the State Department of “the murder of hundreds of people who violated or interfered with the FARC’s cocaine policies”, is also on Twitter.
None of them are subtle about it. “Official Account: Hamas Movement,” the Hamas profile states. Twitter has been repeatedly informed about their existence. It chooses to let the Islamic terrorists stay.
But Canary Mission, a Jewish activist group which exposes anti-Semitism, had its account suspended yet again, before being reinstated. Labour Antisemitism, which tracks bigotry by the UK’s lefty Labour Party, had its account locked for a profile picture of a Star of David worn by Jews under Nazi occupation.
Two years ago, Twitter unveiled its Trust and Safety Council to fight abuse on the platform. The Council, which leaned left, wasted no time in targeting political and cultural opponents on the right. The Islamic terrorists have been allowed to stay. The same hasn’t always been true of their critics.
Canary Mission documents anti-Semitism on social media. It has repeatedly shown members of campus hate groups such as Students for Justice in Palestine and the Muslim Student Association praising Hitler and calling for the deaths of Jews. Unlike Canary Mission, their accounts weren’t suspended.
Amanda Jamal, SJP’s treasurer at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, celebrated Hitler’s birthday and defended hating Jewish people. Her account has been made private, but is otherwise up.
Majd Shaker, a supporter of SJP, tweeted, celebrated Hitler and tweeted, “Allah will curse the Jews. Allah will take the Jews.” Her tweet is still up.
Salah Abdelrahman, an MSA member at McMaster University, retweeted support for the monsters in the Hebron Massacre of 67 Jewish men, women and children . Many of the bodies were mutilated. The tweet that Salah retweeted praised three of the murderers for “resisting Jewish immigration”.
Here’s how a BBC article described the, “evidence of the massacre eight decades ago – a photograph of a girl struck over the head with a sword with her brain spilling out; a woman with bandaged hands; people with their eyes gouged out. These are the well-documented atrocities committed by an Arab mob seeking to drive their Jewish neighbours out of Hebron.”
The Tweet is still up.
Sarah Abdel-Khalek, an MSA and SJP member at the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK), tweeted support for attacks on Jews. Her support for violence was exposed recently by Canary Mission.
And her Tweet is still up.
Abdallah Ismail of SJP at the University of Texas, Dallas (UTD) tweeted anti-Semitic hatred and support for Hitler. His tweets are still up, including, “#threewordstoliveby blame the Jews #hitler”.
Twitter censored Canary Mission, but left anti-Semitism from SJP members up on its service.
National security expert Jordan Schachtel reported an anti-Semitic video from the account of Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the racist hate group, the Nation of Islam. Twitter responded that the blatantly bigoted video in which the racist leader states, “Jews are my enemies” did not violate Twitter rules.
Twitter can’t find any violation of its rules by a man who has openly admired Hitler. Yet it has twice suspended Canary Mission. Anti-Semitism isn’t a violation of Twitter’s rules. Calling it out is.
Why target Canary Mission? Because its work is having a major impact on college campuses.
While the ADL and other pseudo-liberal groups pretend to fight anti-Semitism, as long as they don’t have to talk about Islamic and leftist anti-Semitism on college campuses, Canary Mission gets results.
Its exposes recently forced McMaster University and the University of Texas-Arlington to respond to its revelations about campus anti-Semitism. Both institutions have avoided taking meaningful action, but Canary Mission’s lists of social media hatred from SJP and MSA members has upended the usual way of doing business by these campus hate groups. Canary Mission bypasses campus struggles over BDS to directly document the racist comments by SJP, MSA and JVP members on social media. And there is no room for ambiguity when SJP and MSA members are caught praising Hitler and the Holocaust.
Anti-Israel activists have become obsessed with taking out Canary Mission. But their efforts have failed.
Canary Mission has been condemned for “blacklisting” and “shaming” haters. It’s been accused of “harassing” and “cyberbullying”. These are tactics and behaviors that the radical left relentlessly employs against its targets. Indeed BDS is largely based on them. And yet all that Canary Mission has done is actually publicize unambiguously hateful comments posted publicly by bigots on social media.
Anti-Israel haters have harassed random people around the world whom they suspected of being “behind” the site. They’ve also barraged Twitter with a stream of complaints aimed at Canary Mission.
And, as of now, Twitter has done more about critics of anti-Semitism than anti-Semitism on its platform.
The anti-Israel movement targeting Canary Mission has refused to apologize for the statements of its members. Instead it has tried to censor the Jewish activists who are bringing them to light. Anti-Israel hate sites like Electronic Intifada, the Guardian, Mondoweiss, the Forward and dozens of others denounce Canary Mission. Some call for its destruction. Others seek to target its activists.
But Canary Mission’s critics could stop the site very easily. All they would have to do is stop the anti-Semitism. If SJP and MSA members stopped praising Hitler and celebrating the Holocaust on social media, Canary Mission wouldn’t have any material to work with. And if the anti-Israel movement really were sincere about distinguishing between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, that’s what it would do.
Instead it’s been trying to shoot the messenger and silence the canary in the campus coal mine.
Canary Mission’s success is hard evidence that anti-Semitism is at the heart of the anti-Israel movement. Not only are the two impossible to separate, but the movement has no interest in separating them.
Every attack on Canary Mission is a clear admission of this unshakeable fact.
The campaign to kill the canary in the coalmine is an admission that the anti-Israel movement will not stop hating Jews. And the attacks on Canary Mission are an excellent measure of its effectiveness in protecting Jewish students and faculty from BDS bigots. Twitter has twice bowed to those bigots.
There is every reason to believe that it will try to shoot the social media canary again.
FrontPageMag isn’t the only outlet to notice the Twitter censorship.
The Washington Free Beacon characterized Twitter as outright engaging in war with Canary Mission. And the back-and-forth is getting tense.
From the Free Beacon:
Canary Mission, a group that combats anti-Semitism, found itself suspended from Twitter last week in a move that has developed into an ongoing feud between the pro-Israel group and Twitter, which has suspended and reinstated the account several times in the past days.
As the battle intensified, Canary Mission has accused Twitter of having a “Jewish problem” and of targeting pro-Israel groups for suspension while allowing white supremacists such as David Duke and terror organizations such as Hamas to continue operating unfettered on the social media network.
The battle mirrors a larger debate over Twitter’s effort to crackdown on accounts that the company views as engaging in hate speech and intimidation. The crackdown on speech has seen several accounts associated with conservative media frozen, and in some cases, booted off the social network.
The suspension of Canary Mission has been particularly puzzling to its leaders, as Twitter and the anti-Semitism watchdog appear to be in agreement over the toxicity of anti-Semitic rhetoric and hate speech in the public sphere.
Canary Mission routinely works to expose anti-Semitic comments by public officials, anti-Israel advocates, and other individuals and organizations. The group’s motto, “if you’re racist, the world should know,” reflects its efforts to expose growing anti-Semitism among advocates who oppose Israel and support boycotts of the Jewish state. …
A Twitter spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon “the account was temporarily locked in error and has since been restored.”
However, a Canary Mission spokesperson told the Free Beacon that it still could not access its Twitter account.
“It is still viewable but Twitter has prevented Canary Mission from accessing its account—unless it deletes a tweet that Twitter claims has violated its rules,” the group said in a statement to the Free Beacon. “Could this be the same tweet that caused the initial suspension? If so, the case has just become even more disturbing … perhaps bizarre.”
The repeated suspensions are “wearing thin,” the group told the Free Beacon, claiming that Twitter still has not “responded to our appeal, and right now, we remain locked out of our Twitter account.”
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