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Facebook cuts 'uprising' page after Israel protest

"Facebook on Tuesday removed a page calling on Palestinians to take up arms against Israel, following a high-profile Israeli appeal to the popular social-networking site.

The affair highlighted how Facebook is increasingly involved in charged political conflicts, balancing between protecting freedom of expression and defending against hate speech.

The page, titled "Third Palestinian Intifada," had more than 350,000 fans when it was taken down. It called on Palestinians to take to the streets after Friday prayers on May 15 and begin an uprising. "Judgment Day will be brought upon us only once the Muslims have killed all of the Jews," a quote from the page read."


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Calling for murder without due process is criminal.

But pick up a US or Israeli publications which have for over 60 years have called for the murder of some enemy.

The beacons of Western democracy are gangs of murderous thugs blessed by a democratic majority.

Alas, to have a conscience when those around are viscous growling dogs of war.

Free includes debt-free!

I have read some reports and comments

that some of these Arab country uprisings, such as Egypt at least, were called "Facebook uprisings".
The social media centers played parts in this, apparently, and it seemed to be all "fine and dandy" until.......

one comes up on Facebook about Israel.

Then, it's not such a good idea anymore, and it gets taken down off of Facebook.

Get it?

Good for FB.

Inciting violence on a social media site like FB shouldn't be tolerated.

I'm kinda with Gmartine on this one

Maybe the next group to incite violence WILL have the where with all to carry it out. Right now Facebook is fighting off parents that are suing them for allowing a paramedic to post accident scene pics of their deceased daughter +lots of other legal messy stuff. The last thing they need is to answer for is an Al-Qaida inspired attack or something. Deleting "calls for armed uprisings" may be a good precedent to have. The internet is big. They can wage war someplace else.


So if our founding fathers had had Facebook to organize against the king as opposed to say a couple of Liberty Trees and a few Preachers In The Pulpits, you would not condone their use of facebook to promote violence against the king???

I dont agree with attacking Israel but I also believe that "there is a time for everything under the sun".

Should we deny and condem those who dared to write our very own Declaration of Independence? Talk about violent uprisings? By today's standards our forefathers were not brave; they were a bunch of crazies and lawless terrorists.

I certainly don't believe that. But they were a little crazy and they knew it too... that is why some of them (including George Washington and the Massachusetts Navy) flew "AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN" flags.

These crazies, Washington included, knew there was no chance in hell to fight and actually overcoming the king of england, unless they were to appeal to a higher (REAL) King (God).

Today people meet via FB, our founders gathered and met illegally under their local respective Liberty Trees in communities throughout the colonies.

Back then FB didn't exist to tear down the page organizing our violent rebellion; but British soldiers literally cut down our Liberty Trees when they were discovered to be an outlawed meeting place for those conspiring against the ruthless british crown.

Frankly I am glad my forefathers were a little crazy and I am also glad that they did not rule out violence.

They gave us a system, a constitution and a bill of rights, that though largely ignored, still today gives us peaceful means to resolve our differences without a king.

They also gave us the Declaration of Independence, a set of directions and conditions under which violence may be appropriate; both then and in the future. And we should not condem or deny that... and we should all read those words that they wrote as instructions to us, their childrens' children, that we may appreciate the sacrifice and risk that they took on our behalf, and we should be very proud of them for that, even though it involved "VIOLENCE".

There is a time for everything under the sun....

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

TO EVERYTHING there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven:

A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted,

A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build up,

A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

A time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

A time to get and a time to lose, a time to keep and a time to cast away,

A time to rend and a time to sew, a time to keep silence and a time to speak,

A time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

Sound Reasoning,

with sense of fairness. What can weakened folks do?
Those who were dislodged, cheated, disarmed, and brutalized.
Cry out , at least.

I am sure "taking up arms" is a false charge, they have none.
They could only call for a protest / demonstration.
tried to edit, it became a double post.

Sound Reasoning,

with sense of fairness. What can weakened folks do?
Those who were dislodged, cheated, disarmed, and brutalized.
Cry out , at least.