UPDATE: I just got this from Twitter: “Hello, Thank you for letting us know about your issue. We’ve investigated the account and reported Tweets for violent threats and abusive behavior, and have found that it’s currently not violating the Twitter Rules (https://twitter.com/rules).” This raises the question of what one would have to do in order to be in violation of Twitter’s rule? Oh yeah: be someone whose views they dislike.
Just because Obaid Karki is insane (which is likely) or joking (less likely) doesn’t mean that he can’t be dangerous. Last Saturday he published this on one of his lunatic websites: “Robert Spencer mustn’t [be] featured but lynched from his scrotum along with Zionists scumbags, Pamela Geller, Pat Condell, Daniel Pipes, Debbie Schlussel and JIHADWATCH Jackass duo Baron Bodissey & Geert Wilders for inspiring Anders Behring Breivik to [kill] innocent students in 2011.”
Actually, neither Bodissey or Wilders run Jihad Watch – I do — and I didn’t inspire Breivik to do anything, but there is no arguing with a crazy person. What is interesting about Karki’s post, aside from his colorfully loony language, is that he posted this call for me and others to be lynched on Twitter and Facebook, and despite their stated policies, neither one seems concerned about this particular death threat. Do Twitter and Facebook have no problem with death threats when they’re made against those whom they consider to be politically undesirable?