Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Facebook Intifada

If you are plugged into the Jewish web, or have friends that are, you likely got an email (or 2 or 3) recently urging you to write to Facebook to have it remove a page dedicated to calling for a third Palestinian intifada. The ones I got warned that this Facebook page advocated violence, murder of Jews, and even genocide. The ADL and even the Israeli government joined in calling for Facebook to remove the page. Today Haaretz reported that Facebook has agreed to take down this page (though another with the same name has popped up.) Haaretz reported that:

On the original page, Palestinians are urged to take to the streets after Friday prayers on May 15 and begin an uprising in the vein of the first two popular uprisings. "Judgment Day will be brought upon us only once the Muslims have killed all of the Jews," reads the call. The page had more than 340,000 fans.

The page was in Arabic, so until recently it was impossible for me to judge for myself. Today I found two sites with translations of the text. They mostly agree, so I am assuming they are accurate. I don't see the offensive quote reported by Haaretz, nor do I see an explicit call for violence. Though the language is hyperbolic and certainly anti-Israel it once again shows how hysterical and unreliable some of our "pro Israel" groups can be.

You can read the a full translation of the text at The Camel's Nose, and an extract that matches very closely at the Christian Broadcasting Network site.


Blogger Eric said...

I think Mossad was behind this- a great information gathering device

10:22 pm  

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