The Islamic hellhole of Pakistan has demanded that Facebook help in cracking down against “Blasphemy” – specifically to identify and punish anyone who criticizes Islam.
The sane thing to do, if Facebook was concerned about human rights, would be to decline to get involved. But that is not what Facebook has decided to do. Instead, the already Sharia-compliant social network has agreed to send a team to the Islamic Republic to help.
That means that if someone is brutally tortured, killed or imprisoned, for saying something like, “I don’t follow Islam anymore. I’m uncomfortable with the passages that say things like we are supposed to strike terror into the hearts of the unbeliever”. That person, according to Islam, has committed Blasphemy. If Facebook has agreed to help identify such people, then they have signed on to doing more than just being helpful. Facebook will be taking yet another step in the enforcement of Islamic Law (Sharia).
It has been clear to many of us for some time, that Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and head of Facebook, is both a Narcissist and a Psychopath.
A Psychopath does not feel empathy for other human beings. And typically a Narcissist has a disarming ability to charm, to be charismatic and to be liked. This is a dangerous combination of personality traits, for perhaps the most powerful man in media today.
Muslim presenter sparks uproar as she asks BBC Asian Network Twitter followers ‘what is the right punishment for blasphemy?’
- Muslim activist Shazia Awan asked viewers to offer opinions on punishment
- She asked: ‘What is the right punishment for blasphemy? in online debate
- Her assumption that it should be punished sparked outrage from viewers
- One viewer wrote: There should be no punishment. It’s the 21st century’
The BBC’s Asian Network has provoked uproar by asking its Twitter followers ‘what is the right punishment for blasphemy?’
A video posted on its account shows Muslim activist Shazia Awan asking followers to get in touch and offer their opinions on how blasphemy should be dealt with.
Her assumption that blasphemy – which is still punishable by death in some Muslim countries – should also be punished in Britain shocked many viewers.
Paul Joseph fumed: ‘There should be no punishment for ‘blasphemy’. It’s the 21st century for f***s sake. BBC is CANCER.’
Incredulous Ali A. Rivaz asked: ‘Is this a serious question?’
Another wrote: ‘If today @BBC talking about punishments for #blasphemy in Britain with 6% of population #Muslim what’s our future in 30 years?’
Linda sulher wrote: ‘This is BRITAIN, folks. WOW. ‘What is the Right Punishment For blasphemy?’ asks Muslim-focused BBC Radio Network’.
Maryam Namazie added: ‘Disgraceful that @bbcasiannetwork @ShaziaAwan would ask what ‘punishment’ should be for blasphemy. You know people get killed for it.’
And Safiya Alfaris wrote: ‘There should be no punishment of blasphemy… instead punish those who scare children into believing they’ll burn in hell.’
Asia Network’s video came after Pakistan asked Facebook to help it crack down on ‘blasphemous content’ as Pakistanis ‘badmouthed’ Islam online.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier this week described blasphemy as an ‘unpardonable offence’.
Since 1990, 62 people accused of blasphemy in Pakistan have been murdered before their trials ended.
Facebook said it viewed government requests with care keeping in mind ‘the goal of protecting the privacy and rights of our users.
‘We disclose information about accounts solely in accordance with our terms of service and applicable law.
‘A Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty or other formal request may be required for international requests, and we include these in our Government Requests Report.’
Blasphemy has not been illegal in England and Wales since 2008 when the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act abolished the common-law offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel.
MailOnline has contacted the BBC for comment.
NOTE: Daniel Greenfield explains Islam 101:
“Every devout Muslim is an “Islamist”. Islam is not a personal religion. It is a religion of the public space. A “moderate” Muslim would have to reject Islam as a religion of the public space, as theocracy, and that secularism would be a rejection of Islam.
Nothing in Islam exists apart from anything else. While liberals view culture and religion as a buffet that they can pick and choose from, it is a single integrated system. If you accept one part, you must accept the whole. Once you accept any aspect of Islam, you must accept its legal system and once you accept that, you must accept its governance and once you accept that, you lose your rights.”