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Twitter Supporting Islamic Blasphemy Laws, Tells Michelle Malkin She's in Trouble for Upsetting Muslims

03-01-2019
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Critics of Twitter say recent incidents are signs that the social media company is enforcing Islamic blasphemy laws on their site - Islamic laws which are known as shariah.

In a recent encounter, conservative journalist Michelle Malkin was warned of a 2015 tweet showing cartoons of Islam's prophet Muhammad. Twitter's legal department sent her a notice saying she had violated Pakistan's blasphemy laws.

"I've been #SiliconValleySharia -ed. Here's the notice Twitter's legal dept sent me last week, warning me to get legal counsel because anti-blasphemy Muslim zealots complained that my Mohammed Cartoons tweet violates Pakistan's laws," wrote Malkin in a tweet.

"I have written to Twitter's legal & media relations departments seeking answers and comment on why American citizens who use their service are now subject to Pakistan's oppressive anti-blasphemy laws. No response yet – hi @jack can you respond==> #SiliconValleySharia," she continued. 

As a US citizen, Malkin was shocked Twitter was attempting to hold her subject to another country's law, especially the oppressive laws of radical Islam.

Other conservatives have faced similar warnings from Twitter. Last, Jamie Glazov, the author of "Jihadist Psychopath," says Twitter suspended him for telling the truth about Islam. He also says he received a complaint and a warning in December to hire a lawyer for promoting his book in a tweet. 

"It's just absolutely surreal and Kafkaesque that a social-media giant in the free world is trying to enforce blasphemy laws — or, for now, carrying the message," Glazov said according to WND. 

He went on to state Twitter is "saying it's on the side of those masses in Pakistan rioting on the streets that want the blood of Asia Bibi."

Political Activist Pamela Geller received a similar warning after she criticized Sharia enforcer and left-wing activist Linda Sarsour in a tweet. Another reporter was warned as well over a tweet posted calling for burkas - the outer garment worn by Islamic women to cover themselves in public - to be banned in the United States.

Twitter's warnings are centered on Islamic blasphemy laws which are punishable by life imprisonment or death in countries like Pakistan.

Section 295B of the law calls for criminal punishment for "defiling the Holy Quran." The law carries a penalty of life imprisonment.

Section 295C declares that those who "by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representation, or by any imputation innuendo, or insinuation, directly, defiles the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life and shall also be liable for fine."
 

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