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Norwegian ex-Muslim and critic of immigration temporarily banned from Facebook without an explanation

Hanni Afsar, an ex-Muslim living in Norway and an appreciated critic of both Islam and Norwegian immigration policies, has been banned from Facebook for a month.

Afsar says the social media giant told him that eight of his posts violated the “community standards” of Facebook, despite the fact that many of those posts were made a long time ago.

Afsar, who often writes columns for the Norwegian populist news outlet says:

“I know that all my posts are well within the Norwegian laws – but FB has invaded the public space in this country. At the same time, they make huge money from their services, where their FB symbol can be found on all news platforms. But they operate with a set of (own) rules that limit freedom of expression. Who’s in the pocket of whom?”

“Freedom of speech is about the right to speak freely. And it should happen without interference from the authorities.”

“If we encouraged people to commit crime, racism, threats of violence or defamation, then it is punishable because it is enshrined in legal provisions. Criminal law applies a principle of law: No punishment without reference to which law is broken. This means that it must be stated in that an act is punishable in order to punish someone for the act.”

“But which laws I broke remains a secret that Facebook won’t tell.”

 Afsar also points out a recent statement made by the Norwegian government which announced that they’re creating a national plan of action to combat ‘racism’ against Muslims.

Afsa – like many others in Norway – are critics of such plans.

“Where does the limit go? When does it turn into hatred? We do not need an action plan against discrimination and racism when we already have the Criminal Code.”

“The authorities and FB obviously agree that immigration critics, like me, should be silenced.

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