Twitter Double Standards - Fascist Hate OK, Antifascist Love NO
by Luciana Zana Trëndafilazezë
February 13, 2018
Our founder, Ashk Sylejman, born Stephen Schwartz, has been barred permanently from Twitter, one of the most prominent Russian-controlled social media platforms in the West.
As visible below, our Ashk, a Sufi and peacemaker between religions, has been judged a hateful person.
Our Ashk comments:
"I am indeed a hateful person regarding fascism. It is clear to me that Twitter favors fascist hate but acts to suppress antifascism, both hateful and loving.
"Antifascist love will prevail, but not through surrender to false appeals for dialogue.
"There is no debate with fascists. There can be no argument on the Holocaust, slavery, or rape. That should be self-evident.
"It is time, also, to cease debate over whether the Trump regime in the U.S. is fascist.
"We define fascism as a radical movement of the dispossessed and confused middle classes, seeking scapegoats for its misery, and mobilized to impose a dictatorship 'of the most reactionary elements of society.'
"In the U.S. case fascism has been installed by Russia.
"Trump's homicidal incitement against Democrats, transgenders, Hispanics, Muslims, immigrants from alleged 'outhouse' countries, sports performers, military veterans, federal agents, etc. is fascist.
"Trump's ignorant disregard for the U.S. Constitution, the highest expression of the values we defend, is fascist.
"The deranged antics by Trump propagandists like Gorka, Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and other liars are fascist.
"The devious behavior of 'antisocial media' parasites enables fascism.
"I endorse antifascist action. I do this on my own, but with consciousness of the burden of witness incumbent on me as a reporter on the Balkan Wars of the 1990s.
"Thank you, Mr. President, for liberating Kosova!"
"Truth is on the march. Justice will prevail. The ghost of fascism will be exorcised.
"In this great struggle, moderate, traditional, and spiritual Muslims have a place.
"Make no mistake: I stand for freedom in Catalunya, Kurdistan, and the Caucasus, in Ukraine, Eastern Turkestan, and Burma. I stand against Islamofascism, Serbofascism, and 'ordinary' fascism.
"God Bless America. America First, NOT RUSSIA FIRST!
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "[email protected]"
Your account has been suspended and will not be restored because it was found to be violating Twitter's Terms of Service, specifically the Twitter Rules against hateful conduct.
It is against our rules to promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease.
Additionally, if we determine that the primary purpose of an account is to incite harm towards others on the basis of these categories, that account may be suspended without prior warning.
You can learn more about our policy against hateful conduct here: https://help.twitter.com/rules-and-policies/hateful-conduct-policy.
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