- Facebook enabled a notorious Palestinian terrorism inciter to claim that the Hamas member who murdered two Jews was a “martyr”
- Twitter enabled a Palestinian terrorist group to do the same
- Both of these acts are explicit violations of these social media giants’ stated ethical policies
October 11, 2016 update: Facebook’s and Twitter’s actions may have helped incite an attempted Palestinian suicide bombing of an Israeli commuter bus this morning.
October 15, 2016 update: Twitter has now banned James O’Keefe, of Project Veritas, which recently released a series of undercover videos which reveal massive voting fraud across America. Yet as this post shows, Twitter continues to allow anti-Semitic terrorism-inciters to post at will.
Facecbook and Twitter enabled the October 9, 2016 Palestinian terrorist attack to be glorified as the act of a “martyr”
As SaveTheWest previously reported, here, here and here, Facebook and Twitter have been violating their own stated ethical policies in order to enable Palestinian organizations to incite, glorify terrorism against Jews. And on October 9, 2016, eight more Jews paid the price, when a Palestinian terrorist, Abu Sabih, opened fire on them with a machine gun, in Jerusalem. According to the New York Times:
The attack, carried out in broad daylight by a member of the Hamas militant group with a long police record, was one of the bloodiest during a yearlong spate of Palestinian assaults. […]
The Hamas militant group stopped short of claiming responsibility for the attack. But in a statement issued in the Gaza Strip, it identified the shooter as Musbah Abu Sbaih, an activist known as the “Lion of Al Aqsa.” The group said he had been arrested by Israel five times in recent weeks and had been ordered to stay away from east Jerusalem and the Al Aqsa Mosque.
[Ed.: The Palestinian terrorists’ use of the term “musbah” (or misbah) refers to the Arabic term for “lamp,” or one who acts as an light among the dark, and leads the way for the unenlightened. We will see more about this below.]
According to the Jerusalem Post, two victims were killed — Levana Malichi, a 60-year-old grandmother, and Sgt. Major Yosef Kirma, a 29-year-old policeman and newlywed — and six were seriously injured. Sabith was killed in a firefight with Israeli police shortly thereafter.
Within hours of this attack, Facebook allowed the notorious Al Quds News Network to claim that Sabith was a “martyr,” in multiple posts:
About the same time, Twitter enabled the Shebab News Agency (the propaganda wing of the Fatah terrorist group) to publish a similar post. According to the Jewish Press, the following Tweet is translated as:
“The Martyr Mesbah Abu Sbih carried out the shooting in occupied Jerusalem which killed a cop and an Israeli settler and wounded 6 others. He was killed in a surprise ambush.”
Facebook’s and Twitter’s facilitation of these posts may have helped to inspire the mass Palestinian celebrations of Sbih and his murderous attack, as captured in this video (more documentation at Legal Insurrection):
Then, a few hour later, Facebook allowed the Al Quds News Network to go further, and again glorify one of the Palestinian terrorists who began the “knife intifada” in the fall of 2015, by attempting to murder several Israeli police officers — an attack that was caught on video:
In Memory of the first… #watch the process of Martyr Mohammed Ali #Commando _ knives in Damascus gate occupied Jerusalem, which led to a number of elements of the unity of “forgive” police special occupation.
The still above is an excerpt from this video, which shows the complete attack:
Facebooks’ and Twitter’s actions are direct violations of their stated ethical policies
Facebook and Twitter both explicitly claim that they do not permit users to incite or support terrorism:
Facebook’s policy states:
“We don’t allow any organizations that are engaged in the following to have a presence on Facebook:
“Terrorist activity, or… supporting or praising leaders of those same organizations, or condoning their violent activities.”
Twitter’s policy states:
“Any accounts and related accounts engaging in the activities specified below may be temporarily locked and/or subject to permanent suspension:
“Violent threats (direct or indirect): You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism.”
And yet, instead of enforcing these policies, Facebook and Twitter have been enabling these notorious, persistent violators of them to continue posting their hateful, terrorism-inciting materials. See SaveTheWest’s previous reports:
- Why does Facebook enable Palestinians to incite & glorify anti-Semitic terrorism, but bans users who don’t?
- Did Facebook’s continued enabling of anti-Semitic terror-incitement groups result in recent attacks?
To make your voice known to Facebook and Twitter
Below is the contact information for Facebook’s and Twitter’s senior leadership. If you decide to reach out, SaveTheWest asks that you please be polite, concise and to the point.
Mark Zuckerberg: Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Monika Bickert: Head of Global Policy Management
1601 Willow Rd
Menlo Park, CA, 94025
Facebook Board of Directors
c/o Corporate Secretary
1601 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Also: Filing a Report/Complaint
Jack Dorsey, CEO (bio)
Omid Kordestani, Executive Chairman (bio)
1355 Market St Ste 900
San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States
Write to Twitter’s Board of Directors here.