Facebook to lift ban on word ‘shaheed,’ ban had ‘adverse human rights impact’ on ‘Palestinians’

Shaheed (شهيد ) — a term used in Islam for Muslims who died while fulfilling a religious commandment, including jihad.


“The review found in March that Meta’s rules on ‘shaheed’ failed to account for the word’s variety of meanings and resulted in the removal of content not aimed at praising violent actions.”

This is a lot of hooey, for in an Islamic context, being a martyr doesn’t mean simply dying for one’s faith. The Qur’an promises paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (9:111). That’s what being a martyr involves: killing infidels. This is particularly the primary meaning during the present war. Facebook is just bowing to its far-left pro-jihad base, while continuing to censor foes of jihad terror into oblivion.

Meta to end ban on the word ‘shaheed’ on oversight board’s recommendations

Reuters, July 2, 2024:

Meta Platforms (META.O), opens new tab said on Tuesday it would lift its blanket ban on the word “shaheed”, or “martyr” in English, after a year-long review by its oversight board found the social media giant’s approach was “overbroad”.

The company has been criticized for years over its handling of content involving the Middle East, including in a 2021 study Meta itself commissioned that found its approach had an “adverse human rights impact” on Palestinians and other Arabic-speaking users of its services.

Those criticisms have escalated since the onset of hostilities between Israel and Hamas in October.

The oversight board, which is funded by Meta but operates independently, started its review last year because the word accounted for more content removals on the company’s platforms than any other single word or phrase….

The review found in March that Meta’s rules on “shaheed” failed to account for the word’s variety of meanings and resulted in the removal of content not aimed at praising violent actions….

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