Social media giant sides with jihadists who attacked Garland event
by Paul Joseph Watson | May 7, 2015
The winner of the Muhammad art contest in Garland, Texas that was attacked by gun-wielding jihadists on Sunday has been sensationally banned by Facebook.
Bosch Fawstin, whose winning entry depicts a caricature of Muhammad shouting “You can’t draw me,” tweeted that he had been “removed from Facebook” earlier today.
Supporters responded by uploading images of the drawing as their Facebook profile background image.
For months we have been warning that Facebook’s new policies allow for groups of individuals to flag for deletion posts and images which “annoy” them or they find offensive. There is also an option to flag a post for deletion if it “goes against my views” or content which users find “distasteful”.
This allows perfectly legitimate content to be censored by mobs of perpetually offended morons who hold differing political opinions.
As we highlighted yesterday, the Alex Jones Facebook account was also temporarily suspended over an image of an ISIS militant that couldn’t even be considered offensive by any stretch of the imagination.
Ever since the attack, Pamela Geller and other individuals involved in staging the art contest have been vilified by many sectors of the media, with the press blaming the victims of the attack rather than standing up for the First Amendment.
The immediate response from several media outlets in the aftermath of the Garland attack was to kowtow to extremists by censoring images of other artwork displayed at the event instead of defending freedom of expression.
If Facebook upholds the ban placed against Fawstin’s account, it sends the message that intimidation and violence works and that free speech is less important than offending extremist Islamists.
The rest of us who actually believe in the bedrock principles of western civilization will be waiting and watching.