The US Doesn't Negotiate With Terrorists, But Apparently Facebook Does
One surefire way to get yourself kicked off Facebook is to post pro-ISIS material on your page. One U.K. man learned that lesson the hard way – or did he?
According to The Telegraph, terror suspect Abdulrahman Alcharbati’s Facebook account was suspended “on nine occasions after he posted sickening Isil propaganda videos.” Alcharbati reportedly posted six videos on his personal Facebook page that were created by the Islamic terror group.
His account was suspended on Dec. 20, Jan. 9, Jan. 26, Jan. 30, Feb. 6/7, Feb. 11, Feb. 17 and March 10.
Here’s the crazy thing, though. Every time his account was suspended, it was reinstated after he complained about it.
So, how did he complain? He sent a series of angry emails to the social media giant. “You will stand in front of the Creator Allah The All Merciful and will have to answer for your doing,” stated one such email to Facebook.
In another email, Alcharbati wrote, “Please have come mercy in your hearts Allah will hold you responsible for your actions.”
So apparently, if you get your Facebook account suspended, all you have to do is threaten Facebook in the name of Allah, and you’ll be reinstated. It sure seemed to do the trick for Alcharbati.
“After reviewing your appeal we have reactivated your account. Please keep in mind that one of our main priorities is the comfort and safety of the people who use Facebook. We do not allow credible threats to harm others, support for violent organisations or let exceedingly graphic content live on Facebook,” Facebook allegedly wrote him.
All of this was brought to light after Alcharbati was “arrested at his family home in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, on May 3rd last year.” When the police raided his home, they allegedly found “a mobile phone which had a bomb-making manual downloaded onto it with specific step-by-step instructions on how to make suicide bomber vests.”
Alcharbati is now in court where members of the jury are hearing about his Facebook rants and what the police found in his house.
As disturbing as this story is, the question must be raised, how is it that Alcharbati can have his account re-activated, but we are constantly hearing about Christians and conservatives being censored on Facebook?
In January of this year, Facebook took down a page called “Warriors for Christ.” The group is openly against homosexuality and abortion. As a result, Facebook said the page was removed due to “hate speech.”
Facebook eventually unblocked the page, but then blocked it again.
Alcharbati’s trial continues to move forward as he denies posting the ISIS propaganda. Hopefully, we’ll see this terrorist put behind bars and stay there for quite some time. Unlike Facebook, if this guy is convicted, he won’t be leaving, no matter how many times he invokes the name of Allah.
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