Now Instagram joins the social media giants in enforcing sharia. Soon it will likely begin deplatforming and silencing foes of jihad terror, as they do. Having been one of the early targets of social media censorship on Facebook, YouTube et al, I have for quite some time advocated for anti-trust action against these bullying behemoths. Read my article about this at The American Thinker. We are seeing an unprecedented erosion in our First Amendment rights, increasingly prohibiting the flow of ideas and free expression in the public square (social media). Run by left-wing self-possessed snowflakes, social media giants are indulging their worst autocratic impulses. And because they can, it is getting worse. “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Having grown up in the 1970s, I can tell you it was a vastly different country then. It was free. But we aren’t any no longer, and it is time we took back what is ours — our unalienable freedoms. This app is for Saudi Arabia, but it is consistent with Google’s overall policy of sharia-compliance. It will be here before too long.
“Instagram deletes gay Muslim comic strip after Indonesia outrage,” AFP, February 13, 2019 (thanks to Vikram):
JAKARTA: Instagram on Wednesday (Feb 13) shut down an account that published comic strips about the struggles of a gay Muslim in Indonesia after it sparked a backlash in the world’s biggest Islamic nation.
The move comes after Indonesia’s communications ministry sent a letter to the social media giant warning that the “pornographic” content violated an electronic information law.
The now-deleted account, which had about 6,000 followers, published a dozen posts depicting a gay Muslim man named Alpantuni who talked about discrimination and his life in a conservative family.
“My family is very religious. I have to pray five times a day, but I’ve got a secret,” the character said in one strip that has since been deleted.
“I’m very pious in front of others, but in private I’m gay.”
Homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia – except in Aceh province under the region’s Islamic law – but a backlash against the vulnerable LGBT community is growing and same-sex relationships are widely frowned upon.
The comic strip sparked heated online debate with some conservatives branding it immoral.
“Please remove this account and put whoever runs it in prison – this is indecent,” one Instagram user wrote.
“It’s not only blaspheming Islam but it is also destroying morality.”…
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