It is a weak and brittle faith held by insecure people that requires censorship to protect it from challenges. The most sinister aspect of this call for Internet censorship, however, is the fact that since Islamic supremacist groups worldwide routinely characterize counter-terror efforts as attacks on Islam, such Internet restrictions would remove all obstacles to the advance of jihad terror and Islamic supremacism.
Meanwhile, the “Islamophobia” smearmongers in the U.S., such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Reza Aslan’s Aslan Media would be happy to see such censorship come here as well, and the First Amendment gutted so that criticism of Islam, including counter-terror analysis, would be illegal as well as unacceptable in politically correct discourse (as it already is).
Free Speech Death Watch Alert from Modern, Moderate Malaysia: “Jakim Calls For Internet Censorship To Ward Off Attacks On Islam,” from the Malaysian Digest, November 15 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
THE Federal Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) urged Putrajaya in its Friday sermon today to consider internet censorship to stop attacks against Islam.
The sermon stated that given the challenges posed by anti-Islam groups through information technology, it was important that the Muslim community used whatever reasonable strategy available including social media to counter, answer and ward off the propaganda of the enemies of Islam.
“Muslims must be kept updated on current developments so that we get accurate information and not be influenced by enemy propaganda.
“You all can also use new media such as YouTube, Twitter and blogs as mediums to send out the right message and spread the teachings of Islam.
“While Muslims are working at strengthening the economy and the Malay race, the enemies have not slackened for a minute to run their mission to destroy Islam by using whatever strategy possible, including cyber troopers,” said Jakim in the sermon.
The Islamic body said it was required of Muslims to identify the agenda designed to erode the sanctity of Islam and to also identify those who attempted to do so.
Jakim warned that the international line of thinking, such as liberalism and pluralism, seems to be spreading fast via the internet and influencing the younger generation.
“They are launching calculated attacks by spreading news which insults Islam through the use of symbols and in social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
“From our observations, many symbols and hundreds of websites on the internet are being used to confuse and weaken those of the Islamic faith.”
Jakim also warned that the use of websites to weaken the faith of Muslims was the cunning strategy of the enemies of Islam that had succeeded in bringing down a few countries in the Middle East….
Jihad Watch: Bringing down countries!