Facebook has been a great sense of fun and good medium of interaction with all my friends, some living near me, some living at longest distances. It started from a null-vector and soon reached to be one of the biggest website on planet. Facebook was a good source for me to interact with my school and college friends who were lost in walks of life. I was glad to get in touch with all of them. It was all going good when that incident of “Draw Mohammad Day” happened officially over the platform of facebook.
I’ve no regrets that I’ve removed my facebook account and my Photography Fan Page. It took me long to take this decision as it was not very easy for me to loose so many friends and so many photography fans that were present on my profile and page. It took a long research for me to stand firm on this point that facebook team was actually involved in this incident.
I am sad that it is unbanned in Pakistan and lot of users are turning back to Facebook. A lot of people probably dont know about ‘TOS’ of facebook which was basically a solid argument for me to remove that page. I was sad, even after repeatedly reporting abuse to that page, facebook was not taking any action. However if we go through the “Statement of Rights and Responsibilities”.
Rules Section 3(6) Safety: You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user
But I am afraid that page was constantly harassing Muslims users which is against the policy of facebook while the team of facebook was probably laughing at this. As well as, it must be noted that such an event has the tendency of triggering waves of violence, which is very much seen materially in the world. How could facebook be a part of such aggression against religious tolerance? It’s a matter of life and death for 10 billion Muslims spread all over the planet.
Rules Section 3(7) Safety: You will not post content that: is hateful, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.
I was sad, that page was inciting violence with a direct call for it, which is against the policy of facebook.
Rules Section 3 (10) Safety: You will not use Facebook to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.
I was sad, that page contains unlawful, misleading, malicious and discriminatory contents, which is against policy of Facebook.
I made many emails to the authorities of facebook showing them how they are actually uprooting their own Terms of Statement but no action was taken which was a clear sign for me to know that They are actually not interested in my query.
I had talks with so many people on this issue, many of them supported me and many came with their lame excuses like why dont you then stop using soaps in your home and other such excuses. Some came to me with a point that Why not use Facebook for the positive depiction of Islam to west, I agree, this is a point but I ask , how many of us actually use facebook for this purpose? aint we involved in Mafia Wars or Farm Ville more than the depiction of Islam in a positive way?
Beside I fear the torment of Allah swt on that day when I will be asked, what did you do when you was using a website which as actually supporting humiliation of Prophet Muhammad SAW, I dont want to zip my lips that day, the least reply that I iamgine would be “Atleast I removed my account because I couldnt do anything , so I stopped using it.”
How obsessed are we, taking the quiz with FB, but not even for a moment we ever thought that we have to answer Allah swt for everything someday. My purpose of writing this was to light the sense of vision among our nation to think about this point which we often ignore