“Moderate” Indonesia 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.
They have already blocked my website and newsfeed. Google has scrubbed my website and buried search results critical of Islam, jihad and sharia. How much worse will it get?
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Amnesty International has urged the government to release Alnoldy Bahari, a farmer from Pandeglang regency in Banten, who was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay Rp 100 million (US$ 7,150) by Pandeglang District Court on April 30 for blasphemy.
In November last year, Alnoldy was reported by his neighbors who accused him of insulting Islam and spreading hate speech on Facebook.
The offending statements included “I am a Muslim and I truly testify that there is no god but Allah. I have seen Allah, have you?” and “If a fake Muslim cleric has entered the political realm, then Quranic verses are not absolute truth anymore”.
He was arrested in December 2017 and charged with blasphemy under Article 156(a) of the Criminal Code, and Article 28(2) of the Electronic Information and Transaction (ITE) Law….
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