This weblog was created to act as a platform for the voice of secular pro-democracy activists in and outside Iran who are struggling against the religious dictatorship of the Islamic clerics in Iran. Follow me on https://gettr.com/user/potkazar or My Telegram Channel https://t.me/SledgeHammerNews
My favourite quote:
"Evil only prevails when the good stay silent"
No one knows who the individuals who ban the Twitter accounts are. But whoever they may be, are they acting on misguided political correctness zeal or have they been influenced by the Islamic Republic agents?
Many of the BigTech employees with Iranian backgrounds were photographed by protesters as they were taking part in Iran's sham elections throughout European and American cities.
One thing is for sure, there is no logic or consistency in who they decide to ban. Legislation to regulate social media platforms is very much needed.
When I left Iran for good, I was under the impression that I will now be able to speak out against political Islam extremism without any fear for the consequences of what I say.
For many years that was the case. It is how this blog was started and it was an exhilarating feeling that I could be the voice of many victims of political Islam without fearing for what will happen as a result of what I say.
Things are changing however. A generation of indoctrinated youngsters in the West with no life experience and understanding of Islamic extremism, have been employed by the major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, to monitor free speech. A task they do assiduously but inconsistently when they decide what they ban and there is no independent body to monitor these Gestapo pretenders.
After several temporary bans, Twitter and Facebook both banned me for life. Above is the screenshot of the tweet I posted on Twitter that led to my permanent ban.
I posted the tweet after the Würzburg knife attack that led to the murder and serious injuries of several innocent people. An unprovoked attack by an Islamist "knifeman on a personal jihad" who killed an 82 year old pensioner and a 24 year old mother who was murdered by him while she tried to protect her young daughter. The attacker shouted “Allahu akbar. I realised my personal jihad,” after he was shot and arrested by the German police.
Any fair person can see that my tweet was in no way promoting violence against anyone. I was merely criticising the European politicians who have neglected the proper vetting of who can settle in Europe. Those politicians in my view have let down their own citizens. I was always taught, actions have consequences. Many innocent people have been killed because the European politicians have neglected their duty to protect their own people, but they are facing no consequences for their neglects.
The tweet that criticised the EU politicians led the Twitter Thought Police, which remind me of Iran's Minister of "Guidance", to ban me permanently from tweeting. In doing so, they can take pride in banning a dissident voice against the Islamic Republic of Iran while all the repressive figures of the regime continue to spread their disinformation and their tweets of hate and poisoned ideology unhindered.
It is ironic that my pinned Tweet on my account was my question to Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, at an Oxford Union debate, asking him if the social media platforms should allow tyrants and those who restrict free speech to use their platforms? Absurdly it has turned out that those tyrants and despots remain on these social media platforms and I am banned:
I have come to learn that behind every cloud there is a silver lining. My ban from Twitter and Facebook does not diminish my arguments against political Islam nor my warnings about the unholy alliance between the Left and the Islamists, it is a further proof of what I have been saying about the social media's control of narratives. My ban has proved that Twitter and Facebook exercise thought control in favour of the extremists and murderers.
It has also been a real opportunity to see who stands by me when I need their support. It is always good to be reminded who is a true friend: [see links below]
I thank all those who did not fear Twitter's thought police and tweeted in my support. Anyone who wants to follow me can subscribe to my Telegram App channel: https://t.me/SledgeHammerNews where there is still no Thought Police.