I was banned from Twitter for the bottom tweet. I was defending a brother whose mother was being attacked. I simply stated what the punishment in Islamic law is for calling someone’s mother a whore. The hadd is mentioned in the Quran Surah 24:4.
Those who accuse the chaste women (of fornication), but they do not produce four witnesses, flog them with eighty stripes and do not accept their any evidence any more. They are the sinners.
Note that the guy who accused another person’s mother of being a prostitute was also not banned.
Now compare my tweet to another tweet made just last week by a conservative pundit where he expresses genocide against Afghanistan. He was not banned for this tweet.
I am not an advocate of free speech. I don’t believe in the principle and I think it is an incoherent standard. But it is important to point out the hypocrisy of the West, as I have often done.
They claim to be open to ideas, open to disagreement. They claim to believe in the “right to offend” and the “right to insult.”
But they don’t allow Muslims to speak back. Not only do they not allow Muslims to insult back or offend back, they don’t even allow Muslims to teach their own Islamic values or even cite certain verses of the Quran or hadith in a normative way.
Over the past few weeks, Hindutva, Agha Khanis, Christians, Zionists, murtads, Muslim feminists, reformists, and fussaq were getting very agitated with the work we are doing at MuslimSkeptic.
These people cannot respond to our critiques. So they have been celebrating this ban. They seem to think that this means they are off the hook.
Far from it.
Look, I have been expecting bans and knew it was a matter of time. Clearly, they were looking for any excuse to close my account.
The reality is, all the Big Tech companies are controlled by the same group of interests, and they are not sympathetic to Islam and they are not willing to let anyone who strongly critics the secular liberal establishment speak freely.
They can’t allow an open discussion and debate because they know they will lose.
So they ban.
And the only way Muslims can reach major levels of popularity on these platforms is by self-censoring, by avoiding certain teachings of Islam, by avoiding certain ayat of the Quran. They are not fooling anyone but themselves.
But alhamdulillah there are other options online. This is why we have put so much effort into building MuslimSkeptic.com. We are only expanding our efforts and providing more and more resources to fight against the modernist onslaught.
MuslimSkeptic is not going away inshaAllah.
The way Big Tech is going, further bans are possible, maybe inevitable, so I encourage my followers to subscribe to the MuslimSkeptic newsletter if you haven’t already.
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