February 15, 2017

JDL Facebook page pulled for “raised fist” logo: Only “hate speech” when Jews use it?

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator Sheila Gunn Reid
 

The Canadian Jewish Defence League, or the JDL, has had their Facebook page pulled down and one of their founding members banned from Facebook because the social media giant says their logo constitutes hate speech.  

Who is Canadian JDL? They fight antisemitism. That’s pretty much it.

They aren’t radicals. They’re sort of right wing, but not purposefully. They’re right wing because antisemitism is so often mainstream and tolerated on the political Left.

And what about that hateful logo? It’s a raised fist, you know, the universal image of resistance. And it will look really familiar to you.

Watch my video to see the logo and see all the other versions of the fist that Facebook doesn’t considerhate speech.”

If there are images that Facebook won’t allow Jews to use, but will allow others to use, that just might make Facebook the actual purveyor of hate.

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commented 2017-02-24 12:31:19 -0500
I won’t say much here as most likely, because of my attitude toward this kind of thing, I’ll say something which isn’t appropriate in public.
However, in short, this kind of blatant bias really “pisses me off”. Our freedoms are disappearing daily including our “claimed” freedom of speech. “Untouchable” groups are allowed to say and do almost anything, often causing great harm to others, and yet are excused for numerous nonsense reasons. However, when one stands up to point out the truth or defend a position, they are often shut down without ever being heard.
Will justice ever return to our legal system?
This needs to stop NOW!
commented 2017-02-18 19:18:07 -0500
How did I have the foresight to never open a Facebook account? Perhaps the gift of discernment
commented 2017-02-17 10:44:37 -0500
Take the page to MeWe. They might prove less militant as social media. I left FB just because they have a set of rules for lefties and a different set for everybody else. I am sick of leftie politics trying to dominate my life.
commented 2017-02-17 07:52:49 -0500
There’s the “HEIL HITLER” now who are the knee jerk leftard FAKE NEWS outlets who maligned us.
commented 2017-02-16 19:37:43 -0500
First off – excellent post by Harris Enright! I agree with everything you wrote. I have a MeWe account and I think today’s news is good reason to finally make the switchover.

It’s not just Jews who aren’t allowed to raise a fist anymore. Just ask two people who attended the Rebel free speech rally last night. I was sitting close to both of them. Both were photographed by liberal fake news outlets when they happened to have a hand raised, and were accused of making Nazi salutes! That’s right, two and a half hours of speeches but the leftard Islamedia chose to make two random people look like white supremacists. And the best part was that one was Chinese and wearing a kilt. The other was a senior lady. I wonder if they’re banned from Facebook too?

So now we know – as of this day in Canada, whites or those who resemble them are no longer allowed to raise one arm or fist for any reason, otherwise they’re Nazis. Same goes for symbols, tshirts etc. Freedumb of speech at its lieberal best. I have a JDL tshirt from when I protested Al Quds Day with them last year. From now on I’ll be wearing it to all Patriot events.
commented 2017-02-16 13:41:08 -0500
I personally stopped using Facebook a long time ago and deleted my account. I do not support Facebook and their position on nanny of the net censorship. I do however support their right to do so. I do not think that it is the governments place to tell them how to run their company. I personally think that responsibility falls entirely on the people and companies to stop using a product that goes against their ideals.

I have switched to a newer platform called MEWE, they are a social platform which offers members a Privacy Bill of Rights.

I understand that places like the Rebel feel the need to use Facebook to reach a larger audience, but in doing so without offering an alternative source just compounds the problem.

I would like to see The Rebel and others start offering alternatives to Facebook for those who will not support that platform through its use.

By all means if you feel the need to use Facebook to reach larger audiences do so. Use it to provide links to your content on other platforms that do not support censorship. By doing this you take an active role by providing a solution and don’t appear to just be screaming foul. Additionally when you eventually get banned from Facebook for saying something they don’t like or think the public is just too sensitive to hear. Your content will still be available to your audience.
commented 2017-02-16 08:10:31 -0500
Dear Mark Zuckerface,
Cancel my account ! I can’t stand all these strangers bugging me all day and night. I moved to a desolate island so I wouldn’t have to deal with this crap.

Signed, Robinson Crusoe
commented 2017-02-16 01:44:10 -0500
Kelly Weber why do you come to the Rebel when you bitch and whine about them?
commented 2017-02-15 22:40:13 -0500
They have had the same logo for at least 40 years! How can a logo be hate speech anyway?
commented 2017-02-15 19:30:32 -0500
Kelly,

It makes more of a statement if book of faces cancels the account. They then have to defend the decision to end free expression. Look at Milo and Twitter, do you, Kelly, want to hold Twitter stock right now, their increasing support being parasites?
commented 2017-02-15 19:02:22 -0500
Why doesn’t the Rebel cancel their Facebook account? They bitch and whine about it enough.
commented 2017-02-15 18:54:59 -0500
It would appear that symbols of fighting back frighten them.
commented 2017-02-15 18:34:19 -0500
The fist logo they are using for the Detroit protest group is actually based on a statue on one of the main streets of Detroit. I first saw this statue on a TV show and then saw it in real life a few years back when driving through Detroit. I had assumed it was a tribute to organized labour – assuming Detroit is a strong union town – but, according to Wikipedia, it’s actually a tribute to Joe Louis, the legendary boxer.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_to_Joe_Louis

So that one is clearly NOT inspired by communism or activism at all, just sports. Then again, I imagine all the Leftists in Detroit are clueless about history – as are almost all young people everywhere these days – so they probably think it is a tribute to Che Guevara or someone like that.
commented 2017-02-15 18:32:36 -0500
Zuckerberg has to be the most anti-Jewish Muslim appeasing Jew on the planet. What a disgrace.
commented 2017-02-15 18:31:28 -0500
God bless the Jewish Defense League – I stand in solidarity with them 🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️

Leftists are the Hateful, Bigoted ones 💔
commented 2017-02-15 18:24:16 -0500
Susan sorry did not address your comment ,even of they cancel it they keep your info unless you request it be deleted, they make money from that, so make sure to request it if you do leave them.
commented 2017-02-15 18:23:04 -0500
Susan Ashbrook not only that, say anything pretty much non progressive or defend yourself and you get banned, my fiance got banned for talking back to some hispanic who was calling her a white wh*re and such because she told him a disease was genetic and he did not agree, after multiple slurs , she called him a wetback and was banned , he was not, his comments do not violate FB standards for some reason. Nor did the Muslim threatening to slit peoples throats in the old Sun News pages. FB can get lost and die for all i care.
commented 2017-02-15 17:51:23 -0500
Come on guys, Zuck and FB are fascist organs – liberals democrats do not censor free expression or Jewish voices like this, fascists do
- STOP FEEDING THE BASTARDS!
Get off FB, cash in your account and go to gab or other more liberal platforms
commented 2017-02-15 17:14:59 -0500
It seems rather obvious to me… if you want your facebook account cancelled just post some anti-muslim comments!
commented 2017-02-15 16:16:02 -0500
Facebook is racist and intolerant beyond any measure , people need to stop using them, and i will shed no tears when they are rewarded for their useful idiocy. If the globalists do take over they will take FB as their own , i wonder what Cuckerberg will do when that happens and he is sent to a gulag?
commented 2017-02-15 16:15:16 -0500
“…because antisemitism is so often mainstream and tolerated on the political Left.” Is this sarcasm ?
commented 2017-02-15 16:12:35 -0500
Peter they did delete mine when i requested it, they are legally subject to do so, maybe see if some government hack can help or the BBB maybe?
commented 2017-02-15 14:47:12 -0500
And further to my last comment, they still kept sending me emails telling me updated status of my Facebook page.
commented 2017-02-15 14:46:15 -0500
@ Frank Adamek

Been there. Done that. Wasn’t removed.
commented 2017-02-15 14:30:46 -0500
Maybe it was not the raised fist that Book of Faces found objectionable in the logo, but the Star of David instead. After all, the Star of David, along with the Cross of Christ, are considered hate symbols by muslims. Book of Faces is just getting a head start on M103.

By the way, non-Jews can join the JDL, probably the only organized group to oppose the regressive left groups opposed to freedom.
commented 2017-02-15 14:16:46 -0500
Great exposé Sheila of the hypocrisy of the left.
commented 2017-02-15 13:49:42 -0500
I set up a Facebook page a very long time ago. I have tried cancelling my account and having my Facebook page removed, but they refuse to do so. I have not used it for quite some time, but it annoys me that they will not delete my account.