by Jenn Carter
Author and political commentator Michelle Malkin received a bizarre message from Twitter telling her to seek legal counsel for allegedly violating, get this…Sharia law!
“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,” Malkin said.
Here’s the letter:
Malkin posted a photo of the email from the micro-blogging giant, which told her that a 2015 Tweet “is in violation of Pakistan law. The Tweet in question features cartoon drawings of the false Islamic prophet prophet Mohammed:
“My innocuous tweet featured a compilation image of the 12 Muhammad cartoons published by Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005,” Malkin said in a post on her website. “It also linked to my Jan. 8, 2015, syndicated column on the Charlie Hebdo jihad massacre in Paris. There’s no hate, violence, profanity or pornography, just harmless drawings and peacefully expressed opinions about the Western media’s futile attempts to appease the unappeasable enforcers of sharia law, which bans all insults of Islam.”
Images of the prophet Mohammed are strictly prohibited by Islamic law, which is effectively the law of the land in Pakistan.
Malkin is not the first Twitter user to be threatened by the company for criticizing Islam.
“Over the past few months, several other prominent critics of Islamic extremism have received similar warning letters from Twitter’s legal department, including Saudi-Canadian activist Ensaf Haidar, the wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi; Imam Mohammad Tawhidi, an Iranian-born Muslim scholar and reform advocate from Australia; Jamie Glazov, a Russian-born Canadian columnist who just released a new book called “Jihadist Psychopath”; and Pamela Geller, an anti-jihad blogger and activist,” Malkin said.
Jewish conservative activist Laura Loomer was also suspiciously banned by the platform after criticism of Rep. Ilham Omar (D-Minn.), a practicing Muslim.
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud of Saudi Arabia, a Sharia Law country, owns the second-largest share of the Silicon Valley titan. His share of the company is larger than that of Twitter’s co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey.
Malkin has refused to bend, despite Twitter’s bogus warning.
“As a US citizen subject to AMERICA’S laws—NOT Pakistan’s or Mohammed’s—I’ll now retweet my Mo cartoons & columns to 2.1 million followers every day & stand with free speech & free thought. How about you, @Twitter @jack?” she said.
As a US citizen subject to AMERICA’S laws—NOT Pakistan’s or Mohammed’s—I’ll now retweet my Mo cartoons & columns to 2.1 million followers every day & stand with free speech & free thought. How about you, @Twitter @jack?https://t.co/OFF8PCcMhG#FuckSharia pic.twitter.com/ZLFLMcVvZp— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) February 27, 2019