I stumbled across a Facebook page today called “Against Anti Islamic Groups and Anti Islamic Content on FB”. Basically, the sole purpose of this group is to encourage other Muslims to report any other Facebook group or page as a hate group if they dare to insult Islam or their Prophet.
The guidance they give says …
Anti Islamic Groups to be removed no more insult of Islam in the Name of freedom of Speech
They specifically say …
1. go to bottom of the page and click on report Group
2. In option Box click on Hate Speech and then select Targets a religious Group
3. Click continue
4. In next step check the option Report to Facebook and click continue
They appear to be specifically targeting groups run by atheists and ex-muslims.
Now, I’m quite happy for them to rant and rave about all the insults and make silly claims regarding their beliefs. However, they have crossed the line here and are actively encouraging censorship on the basis that if its not them and it does not support their silly beliefs, then its an insult and a hate group.
How to respond?
Well, this did indeed piss me off … so I took their advice and guidance, and clicked “report group” on their page and reported them as a hate group. If you have a moment, and are active in FB, then you might like to click on over to their page and do the same.