Facebook’s Vice President Joel Kaplan traveled to Pakistan last July to assure the Pakistani government that it would remove “anti-Islam” material. That endeavor had already started before Kaplan’s trip. In mid-February, traffic to Jihad Watch from Facebook dropped suddenly by 90% and has never recovered. We do not post any hateful or provocative material and neither incite nor approve of violence, but Facebook is acting as judge, jury and executioner in all this. There is no appeal and no recourse. Facebook is implementing Sharia blasphemy laws, and also doing everything it can to muzzle all opposition to the Left before the 2018 elections, so as to ensure that they will turn out in a way that will make it easier to destroy Trump and stop the swamp-draining.
In any case, Michael Hesemann is absolutely right that “Islam is not part of German history, but the defense against Islam.” You can see exactly how that defense played out in my forthcoming book, The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS, which you can preorder here now.
The book also notes that there was one German who was sorry that the jihadi invaders had been defeated at Tours in 732, as he would have preferred Germany to have been Muslim rather than Christian. His name was Adolf Hitler.
“German Catholic Historian Blocked by Facebook for Comments on Islam,” by Maike Hickson, One Peter Five, April 4, 2018:
…Facebook has recently deleted a post by a renowned German Catholic historian and prolific book author. As the Austrian Catholic news website Kath.net reported on 20 March 2018, Dr. Michael Hesemann – who is known to our readers for his discovery of an important historical 1918 letter concerning the organized Freemasonic plans to destroy throne and altar – was notified by Facebook that his comments on the historic role of Islam in Europe had been deleted, because they do “not correspond to our community standards.” As the Facebook notification continues, they will delete any comment that “attacks persons because of their race, ethnicity, national background, religious orientation, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or physical impairment.”This is what Hesemann said which Facebook determined to be in violation of its policies:
Islam always plays only one role in the 1700-year-old history of the Christian Occident: the role of the sword of Damocles which hung above us, the threat of barbarism against which one needed to unite and fight. In this sense, Islam is not part of German history, but the defense against Islam!
Dr. Hesemann made this comment in the context of the current discussions in Germany after Horst Seehofer, a newly appointed member of Chancellor Merkel’s new cabinet, insisted on 16 March that “Islam does not belong to Germany” and that Germany has been formatively influenced, rather, by Christianity.
According to Kath.net, Dr. Hesemann has now been punished by Facebook for his confirmatory comment about this matter, reminding his readers of the fact that there was, in the history of Christianity, a vivid memory of serious mortal confrontations with Islam. Facebook has banned Dr. Hesemann from using his Facebook account for thirty days — a move some users are referring to as “Facebook Jail“. The action taken against Hesemann has already provoked wide attention in Germany.
Dr. Hesemann himself has written an open letter to Facebook, protesting its censuring of his public remarks. In his open letter, he refers to the constitutional right of free speech which is especially protected with regard to academic freedom. He adds “With my being blocked for 30 days (!), Facebook has violated, to my own chagrin, my right to free speech and I consider taking legal steps against it.” Dr. Hesemann, who received his Ph.D in history and teaches in this academic field at a Catholic academy, “immediately commented” upon Seehofer’s own comments which at the time had been contradicted by Chancellor Merkel herself. In giving proof for his claim that Islam has been always a threat to Christianity, he refers to the case of the time of Charles Martell (732), that of the Crusades (1096-1294), as well as the Holy League and the Ottoman Wars (16th and 17th century).
Dr. Hesemann continues by saying: “Islam, with its brutal intimidation techniques, let alone with the idea to spread a religion with the help of the sword in the first place, has been understood in Europe generally as barbarism.” “When you look at [Martin] Luther’s Sermons on the Turks, for example, it becomes clear how true my claim is,” he adds. Dr. Hesemann then shows how the defense against Islam has mainly contributed to the unification of Europe and to its own specific identity. “This is an incontestable historical fact, even if you [Facebook] might see it as not ‘politically correct.’”…