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BREAKING: Twitter suspended Popular activist Imam of Peace for sharing an anti-terrorist meme
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The Imam of Peace, Imam Tawhidi, has been locked out of Twitter for ridiculing an Islamic extremist group. On April 2, Tawhidi posted a meme that took intention at Tablighi Jamaat, a group primarily based in India that’s bound to Al-Qaeda terrorists. The cartoon Tawhidi published reveals a person wearing a suicide bomb on the left panel, and that very same man wearing a bomb of coronavirus particles on the right side. Tawhidi was requested to take away this picture or undergo permanent Twitter account deactivation. He has declined to take away the tweet.
The picture doesn’t take a problem with the group’s ideology or ethos, however, it is the editorialization of what numerous media dealers publicized in April, which is that members of Tablighi Jamaat participated in the preliminary unfold of the coronavirus in India. Not only was this documented in the Washington Publish, BBC, Al-Jazeera, but the quoted India’s Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as saying that the group “didn’t act responsibly.”
Chouhan stated that the Jamaatis, as they’re identified went to a religious meeting in New Delhi before flaring across the nation. This contributed tremendously to the unfold of the virus in that nation. None of these dealers have had their accounts suspended for reporting on these coronavirus tremendous spreaders (because the Washington Post called them), and all Tawhidi did was shared a cartoon.
At problem is the group’s relationship to extremism and terrorism, which the meme clearly signifies exists. Just last month, the Times of India recorded that Tablighi Jamaat has a long-standing alliance with Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, a Pakistani-based terrorist group that has been identified to have hijacked Indian Airways Flight 814 in 1999. The architects of that group have been a part of Tablighi Jamaat.
Members of Tablighi Jamaat had provided refuge to a few of these al-Qaeda detainees who wound up at Guantanamo Bay, per WikiLeaks. This organization was believed in 2002 to train assault in India. An Indian intelligence official, B. Raman, pointed out that this group “gained adverse attention from time to time for association with jihadi and terrorist organizations such as the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, the Karkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami, the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad, which are members of the International Islamic Front For Jihad Against the Crusaders and the Jewish People formed by the late Osama bin Laden in 1998.” There was a suspicion amongst intelligence officers that the group has been utilizing their preaching activities as an entrance for their terrorist intents.
Tawhidi is an imam who has had his personal share of the feud. He has been hailed by Christian evangelicals and orthodox Jews alike for his hard stance on terrorism, extremism, and his goal to be a reasonable Muslim reformer. Yet he has been condemned by others of stirring up “sectarian tensions,” and being a “far proper hero.”
Reaching out to The Publish Millennial, Tawhidi wrote “Yesterday, Twitter locked my account over a meme I posted on April 2 which ridicules Tablighi Jamaat, an extremist Islamist organization in India that has ties to Al-Qaeda terrorists. Several members responsible for the 9/11 attack were actually provided accommodation by Tablighi Jamaat.”
Tawhidi went on to say that “Twitter wants me to delete the tweet upon request and complaint from [a traitor inside] the Indian government. I will not delete the tweet, or any tweet against any terrorist organization, which means my account will remain locked. I would appreciate it if you can bring attention to this matter. I appealed with the same information above, but Twitter is yet to respond. Someone should tell Jack that whoever is protecting these Jihadists should be fired.”