An anti-Sharia law project with Minnesota roots is the target of censorship as Facebook pulled a video from the “Should America Fear Sharia?” page last week.
The video in question is 45-seconds long and claims to depict Muslims throwing homosexuals off of a rooftop in Libya. Over the course of the video, four people are thrown from a four story building. A resounding smack can be heard as they hit the ground, followed by chants of “Allah Akbar.”
“In a situation where it’s Facebook or these things, that’s not a government suppression,” said the Center for Security Policy’s Executive Vice President Jim Hanson, “They can do whatever they want, they’re private companies, but it has an element of what we consider free speech. We don’t think it’s particularly good to have folks saying, ‘No you can’t talk about that. You can’t mention that because it bothers us.’ Well sorry. That’s what we do here.”
While it is no longer on Facebook, the video remains published on YouTube, and embedded on “Should America Fear Sharia?” website.
“Should America Fear Sharia?” posted a one paragraph article on the incident, including screenshots of the original post and the removal notice.
“After receiving over 750,000 views, the Thought Police at Facebook decided that too many people were beginning to learn the truth about Sharia Law and removed the post,” the article says.
As Alpha News reported in July, “Should America Fear Sharia?” is a special project of the Center for Security Policy, a Washington D.C. based national security focused think tank. According to Hanson, the project began with Minneapolis residents approaching a CSP speaker and pitching their idea.
“They pitched the idea to our folks asking if we could be more or less the organizing factor and so we said yeah,” Hanson said, “It seemed like an interesting project for sure. I thought their idea was provocative.”
The United States Senate launched an investigation in May into Facebook’s censorship of conservative groups. Facebook did not respond to requests for comment.
“It’s not an ‘all Muslims are bad’ situation. That’s the exact opposite,” Hanson stressed, “There are plenty of good Muslims, the problem is there are also too many who believe things that don’t reconcile themselves with the Bill of Rights and with US law, and we can’t tolerate that.”