Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Facebook does not consider the 'Lee Rigby deserved it' page 'hate speech'

Twitter is abuzz today over an offensive Facebook page titled, "Lee Rigby deserved it." Lee Rigby, who had served in the British Army for seven years, was brutally killed on May 22 in south-east London by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, who ran the soldier down on the street and butchered him with a meat cleaver, attempted to decapitate him, while screaming "Allahu Akbar."

Rigby left behind a wife and young son. Many on the extreme left, such as the group, Unite Against Fascism (UAF), have sickeningly justified the attack, or at least diminished it. Last month, UAF members threw flowers which had been placed at a memorial for the slain soldier.

The Facebook page certainly falls into this category. The author declares: "He [Rigby] killed many people as a soldier directly or indirectly by supporting the Royal British Army, he deserved it. Great Britain is racist."

In a post today, the author of the page says in part: "Go away with your backward ideology, the troops of Great Britain are nothing but scum, they are the TOOL of your racist fascist government, which are used to massacre innocent babies, women, and men, every day, for the past 10 years..."

After numerous members of Twitter reported the page as offensive hate speech, Facebook responded with a message saying in part,

"We reviewed the page you reported for containing hate speech or symbols and found it doesn't violate our community standards on hate speech."


By contrast,  blocking  a Christian movie is rapid.  And don't dare use words like "chigger" and "niggardly".


Use the Name, Luke said...

Would the person who made that decision consider it hateful if someone publicly danced on his/her grave if they were brutally murdered?

Some words that come to mind to describe this "decision": vile, disgusting, disturbed, insane, sociopath, evil.

Anonymous said...

The two nigger terrorists who butchered that hero should have been hung, then lit aflame and left for all to see on the very spot where they murdered him.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the page should be banned - but I understand the point about differential treatment by Facebook.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should start a "Travon Martin deserved it" page and see what happens.

You could count the time till it was taken down with an egg timer!