Facebook Discriminatory Policy Against Muslims and Islam

Say No To FacebookLast night I came across an event on Facebook titled “EVERYBODY DRAW MOHAMMAD DAY”. I opened that page and I was stunned to see the derogatory drawings and insulting and mocking pictures of our beloved Prophet (PBUH). I didn’t use Facebook for a while so I wasn’t aware of this pathetic event taking place through Facebook. I googled it and got to know that this is in revenge against the censorship of South Park episode “201” by Comedy Central in response to perceived death threats from radical Islamists.

This reason seems so lame. Firstly the Non-Muslims made an offensive program and when the Muslims reacted, they took revenge in this form. They begun it in the first place and now they are using a social network like Facebook to promote this idea. It is in the policy of Facebook that if a certain number of people will report against an event, then the Facebook administration would take some action against it. Thousands of Muslims across the world have reported this event but so far no action has been taken.
It really feels bad and this is so unfair, why always the Muslims?

I wish I could kill all those who are creating these violent groups and engaging themselves in these sick and shameful acts. They prove by their actions that they are the extremists, not we, and still they call us extremists and terrorists. It seems as if our whole life revolves around Facebook, we’re just so used to all this derogatory stuff that no one really bothers, we’re a dead nation who doesn’t take any action on such events which is really depressing. What we should do is to deactivate our Facebook accounts.

Some action should also be taken on a massive scale and government of Muslims countries should also play their part in this regard as this is quite a big deal. I don’t know what are they waiting for?

Are we really residing in a Muslim state? I don’t think so!!!!


27 thoughts on “Facebook Discriminatory Policy Against Muslims and Islam”

  1. Brothers and sisters from world my account on facebook was disabled and erased cause I am muslim and I stood up against insulting me as one, so brave administrator has rushed to disable my main account in order to protect the person who attacked me, please help somehow! Also I recieved threats but probably american administrator kisses ass to devil him self.
    I am from Croatia a european country so this just proves that facebook is spreading hate on muslims worldwide

  2. James i can understand questions crowding your mind – that a sign curosity and an intelligent mind. At the time of the Holy Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) his tribe the Quraysh was in charge of the Kaaba, which was at that time a shrine containing hundreds of idols representing Arabian tribal gods and other religious figures. There is no mention of Golden calfs or its representation (statue, idol painting whatever). If you dont believe that people dont worship statue or painting you need to look around you and you will find them plentiful. Since the beginning of time, man has been worshipping nature (sun, the moon, the star, the fire, the water etc) or worshipping men, mostly those men who had higher spiritual powers, or higher temporal authorities. So it has to do with man’s instinct or what you call psychology. Islam asks its adherents to refrain from making any images of the prophets or of any other sacred entity precisely for this reason so that possibility of idolizing them or worshipping them is pre-empted.

  3. @Shakir: Sorry, I overlooked your number 20. You’re right, what I do is, technically, verboten in Christianity, too. When I was a little kid I went to Presbyterian Sunday School every week, and we had arts and crafts activities in between Bible lessons, and Vacation Bible School at the local Baptist church, where we also had arts and crafts, at which I did well and was always patted on the head and told what a clever boy I was. To my knowledge I have encountered zero religious-based resistance to my artwork, ever.

    There’s a big difference between the “letter of the law” and the “spirit of the law,” whichever laws you’re talking about, be they secular, local or religious. The “letter” can be a spring-loaded pain-in-the-butt that causes grief for everyone near-sighted enough to get hung up in myriads of details and technicalities, but the “spirit” of it, applied to immediate circumstances with an eye to satisfaction all around, is a far more forgiving and happy interpretation, assuming that “law” at all is generally benign. Although our “letters” may be at great variance, I am growing a very strong feeling that our spirits are so alike as to be indistinguishable. (Well, I always knew it anyway.)

    Nice to know you, Brother! 🙂

  4. @Shakir: Probably because it really happened to Europe, and to cast doubts on it is nuts. Nuts screw things up and need to be taken off the streets. Reality-1, Fantasy-0.

    Facebook? I don’t know about facebook. I’d guess that the subject causes too much controversy, a waste of thought, harmony, satellite time and pixels; I doubt that you could find anything good to say about the Holocaust anyway, except maybe “Never Do This.”

    Doubting a historical event is okay, if it’s academic and there’s no balance of proof. Seems like a waste of time, actually, since here-and-now is ever the only really important set of issues to deal with. Blasphemy–well, anything that claims it is above reproach and suspicion instantly becomes reproachable and suspicious.

  5. Muhammad, thank you for a serious reply to a serious question, and for the background. It seems that the ban on graphic representations might have been made at a moment of disgust at all such things, having just cleared the Kaaba, and probably in response to some kind of recent irritating events. I am compelled to wonder what exactly he threw out, and why, but it probably doesn’t matter much. Golden calfs and such, maybe. We’ve heard of this before, since and elsewhere many times.

    Just a point: of all the religious–or any kind, really–, artworks that exist, painted or sculpted, I don’t believe anyone viewing them actually worships the object they are looking at, the art object proper, but rather the idea behind them. Most people recognize that no artist’s work is perfect–they’ll all be off a bit in technical details, and they are not realities themselves but mere representations–reminders, if you will, or recordings of an historical event–of a reality. For instance, a sculpture of a deer is not a deer–the sculpture might look like a deer, and very accurately, but it will never run like a real deer. Instead it serves as a convenient way to remember a beautiful scene once viewed, of the real deer, on your visit to the woods long ago, without having to go to the woods again and locate the real deer.

    And so it is with the recording of historical events, which happen once and are best recorded before memory fades or is altered by subsequent events, or historical persons, who live, do their great things and die, becoming harder to represent accurately with the passage of centuries and millennia, and in light of new interpretations on whether their “great” deeds were really great or not. (It is illegal in the US to portray a public official until 25 years have passed since he left office, to make sure that none of them use their offices to memorialize themselves. It is an interesting similarity, and says something agreeable, in my thinking, about Mohammed that he chose not to memorialize himself at that time when he probably could have easily done so.)

    Just in case you’re wondering, I’m not going to undertake a portrait of Mohammed, at least not without a fatwa that says it’s okay (I don’t do anyone’s portrait without their permission, and I’ll give you that much respect–we’ve trouble enough already, haven’t we? 🙂 ) and a commission to cover the costs.

    A great weekend to you, too, Muhammad! Jazakallaho.

  6. @ James: Why is it that if a person casts doubts on the veracity of the Holocaust, he or she can be sentenced to a jail term in Europe? Why has Facebook bqnned any discussion on the Holoaust on its pages? Which is the greater crime: blasphemy or doubting a historical event?

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