MARK ZUCKERBERG IMPRESSES JOKO WIDODO AND FACEBOOK-CRAZY INDONESIANS


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‘A NICE JEWISH BOY’ IS JOKO WIDODO’S FRIEND AND SHIMON PERES’ FAVORITE JEW IN THE WORLD

by Syarif Hidayat

Facebook-crazy Indonesians and Joko Widodo, who is scheduled to be sworn in as the 7th Indonesian President on Monday, October 20, 2014, were thrilled and impressed by Facebook chief executive officer and founder Mark Zuckerberg, a fast-track billionaire and according to one of Zionist leaders, “a very nice Jewish boy.” Zuckerberg was raised Jewish and had his bar mitzvah when he turned 13.

Mark-Zuckerberg-wearing-a-Kippah-225x300‘Bar Mitzvah’ literally translates as “son of commandment.” The word “bar” means “son” in Aramaic, which was the commonly spoken vernacular language of the Jewish people (and much of the Middle East) from around 500 B.C.E. to 400 C.E. The word “mitzvah” is Hebrew for “commandment.” The term “bar mitzvah” refers to two things: it is used to describe a boy when he comes of age at 13-years-old and also refers to the Jewish religious ceremony that accompanies a boy becoming a Bar Mitzvah. Often a celebratory party will follow the ceremony and that party is also called a bar mitzvah.

He is a friend of Shimon Peres one of the leading Zionist leaders. Israeli President (the ninth President of Israel from 2007 to 2014) Shimon Peres and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched the Israeli president’s international Facebook page on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, with Zuckerberg was first to press ‘like’ to the page.

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, who was born in 1984 in White Plains, New York to a Jewish father, a dentist Edward Zuckerberg and a Jewish mother, a psychiatrist Karen Kempner, officially launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room on February 4, 2004 and within ten years with Facebook his personal wealth, as of July 2014, is estimated to be $33.1 billion.

Not only Israeli leader Shimon Peres, US President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush, many Indonesians, majority of them Muslims including Joko Widodo were thrilled and impressed by this “nice Jewish boy”, remarking about how “humble” and “friendly” the Facebook CEO and founder was to those he met in Indonesia.

mark-zuckerbergJokowi asks for Zuckerberg’s help

Indonesia’s president-elect Joko Widodo has met Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg in the country’s capital of Jakarta to discuss ways the social network can contribute to his country’s economy. Indonesia, which has a population of more than 250 million people, is one of the top five global users of social media.

Indonesia is the world’s fourth-largest Facebook user after United States, India and Brazil. Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said there are 69 million active Facebook users every month, and 61 million of them are on mobile devices.

Joko Widodo, who is also known as Jokowi, asked Zuckerberg to help promote Indonesia’s small businesses. “We talked about Facebook users in Indonesia and how to use Facebook to push micro-economy,” Jokowi told reporters after their meeting on Monday, October 13, 2014.

“He (Zuckerberg) has agreed to help us,” Jokowi noted. He said he was ready to work with the government. “There are around 70 million Facebook users in Indonesia, which provides great market potential, but I told him that [Indonesia] should also benefit [from the platform].” During the visit to Jakarta, Jokowi also gave Zuckerberg a tour of the Tanah Abang wholesale market to offer him a glimpse of the SMEs activities in Indonesia.

According to the World Bank, less than 16 per cent of Indonesians use the internet, but that figure is more than double what it was five years ago. Zuckerberg is using his trip to Indonesia to promote Internet.org, a Facebook-led project aimed at boosting internet access around the world.

The 30-year-old billionaire said improving internet connectivity could help to “transform the economy”. “When we think about which countries to focus on with Internet.org and Facebook [we consider] how many people can use the services and also how much better and stronger the economy can be if everyone’s on the internet,” Zuckerberg said.

“Here I think there are 150 million or 200 million people who don’t have access to the internet and unlocking that can transform the economy, can help create jobs and help small businesses grow. “There’s a lot of data that suggests that business that use the internet to communicate with customers grow twice the speed of small businesses that don’t use internet.”

1958587_20141013022832Zuckerberg met some of his site’s 69 million Indonesian users Monday as he paid an impromptu visit to Tanah Abang shopping center for what is known locally as a ‘blusukan.’ He met president-elect Joko Widodo at his office in the capital Jakarta, before both men — still dressed in their suits — made a tour through the cramped alleys of a bustling textile market, mobbed by an enthusiastic crowd. “I cannot wait to cooperate with the Indonesian government to broaden internet access in this country, so that it can help the people to connect using the internet,” Zuckerberg stated after visiting Jakarta’s City Hall on Monday.

Such impromptu visits are a trademark of Widodo, known by his nickname Jokowi, whose man of the people image helped him win power at elections in July. He will be inaugurated next week. The Facebook founder said their conversations “focused on how big the opportunity is just to get everyone on the Internet, and on to basic services that they can use to communicate with people, like messaging and things like Facebook”.

“If we do that then I do think we can help grow the economy in a big way, which is one of the primary priorities that (Widodo) has,” he added. Experts believe that improved web access could greatly help businesses struggling to operate in Indonesia, which is spread across around 17,000 islands and three time zones.

In 2013 only 28 percent of Indonesians had Internet access, according to the country’s association of Internet providers. However a huge number of those with access to the web are on Facebook, which is wildly popular in Indonesia. Zuckerberg was visiting Indonesia to promote the internet.org app, which allows people in underdeveloped areas to access basic online services.

Facebook launched the app earlier this year in cooperation with several partners and trials are taking place in several developing countries, including Indonesia. Zuckerberg also spoke enthusiastically about Indonesian culture, saying he hoped better web access would help to increase interest in the subject.

1610295zuckerberg-borobudur-03780x390He was pictured at the weekend at the famous Hindu temple of Borobodur on the main island of Java. Zuckerberg also climbed the ancient Borobudur Buddhist temple in Central Java and posted a widely shared photo of himself atop its stupas on his Facebook page.

“I just arrived in Indonesia and hiked up Borobudur to watch the sunrise. Tomorrow for Internet.org I’m looking forward to meeting with developers, operator partners and government leaders in Jakarta,” said Zuckerberg on his Facebook status written on October 12, 2014 and transmitted from Borobudur.

“There are all this different parts of culture and innovation that the world can have from Indonesia that we are currently being robbed off because a lot of people don’t have a way to share that and communicate that to the rest of the world,” he said.

RTR2YXXRNice Jewish Boy – Shimon Peres’ favorite Jew in the world

The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg posted the first part of his sit-down with former Israeli President Shimon Peres, and got him to expound a bit on Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, or as Goldberg irreverently describes him, “the person who may be [Peres’s] favorite Jew in the world.” Peres has been enthusiastic in his embrace of Facebook, which is a big step since two years ago when he asked Goldberg “What is the name of the Jewish boy with the Facebook? Zuckerberger?” Since then, he’s visited the Facebook campus. Goldberg writes:

Peres has gotten his own Facebook page, and has developed an elaborate theory of Zuckerberg, that he is a symbol of both Jewish ingenuity and the soaring spirit of American individual achievement. What he’s looking for in Israel, in its energetic hi-tech sector, is the next Zuckerberg, he suggests. Science, creativity, and intellect are what will save Israel, he believes — as opposed to holding on to specific pieces of territory.

The interview is filled with insight, and not just about Peres’ favorite American Jewish tech entrepreneurs. (He’s also a fan of the “nice boy” from Google, Sergey Brin, who is 38 years old.).

Goldberg explained about his conversation with Shimon Peres in his Atlantic blog: “David Bradley, the owner of the Atlantic, and I sat down with Peres in his garden in Jerusalem to talk about Israel’s relationship with the U.S., about Iran and the Palestinians, about the future of brain research (Peres can go on long riffs about science), and about the person who may be his favorite Jew in the world, Mark Zuckerberg.”

Two years ago, Peres, in a meeting in Jerusalem, asked me, “What is the name of the Jewish boy with the Facebook? Zuckerberger?” I said, “Zuckerberg.” He answered: “I met him. A very nice boy. Also the Jewish boy from Google, a nice boy.” (That would be Sergey Brin.)”

In the two years since, on March 6, 2012, Peres has gotten his own Facebook page, and has developed an elaborate theory of Zuckerberg, that he is a symbol of both Jewish ingenuity and the soaring spirit of American individual achievement. What he’s looking for in Israel, in its energetic hi-tech sector, is the next Zuckerberg, he suggests. Science, creativity, and intellect are what will save Israel, he believes — as opposed to holding on to specific pieces of territory.

(The Atlantic is an American magazine, founded in 1857 as The Atlantic Monthly in Boston, Massachusetts, now based in Washington, D.C. It was created as a literary and cultural commentary magazine and quickly achieved a national reputation as a high-quality review with a moderate worldview—a reputation it has maintained for over 150 years.)

(Jeffrey Mark Goldberg (Hebrew: ג’פרי גולדברג; born September 1965) is an American journalist. He is an author and a staff writer for The Atlantic, having previously worked for The New Yorker. Goldberg writes principally on foreign affairs, with a focus on the Middle East and Africa. Michael Massing, an editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, called Goldberg “the most influential journalist/blogger on matters related to Israel”.)

2365056023Peres and Zuckerberg launch Israeli president’s Facebook page

Shimon Peres invited Facebook users around the world to ‘like’ his page and post their own suggestions for advancing world peace. Peres praised Facebook as a vehicle for social change during a visit to the social networking company’s Menlo Park, Calif., campus. Peres, 88, came to Facebook to launch his official personal page on the site that he hopes will open a dialogue with Arabs throughout the world and to meet with Facebook founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg.

“The matter of peace is no longer the business of governments but the business of people,” Peres told Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, in an interview streamed live on Facebook. “Today the people are governing the governments. And when they begin to talk to each other, they are surprised. We should be friends.” Asked by a Facebook engineer what Facebook could do to promote peace in the Middle East, Peres said: “What you are doing is convincing people they don’t have reason to hate.”

Peres is on a four-day tour of Silicon Valley to tout Israel’s technology industry and strengthen ties between the two high-tech hotspots during stops at IBM and Google and a meeting with venture capitalists.

Silicon Valley in recent years has become a magnet for politicians and celebrities. There is no bigger attraction in Silicon Valley now than Facebook, which has 845 million users around the world and is on the verge of an initial public offering that could value the company at $100 billion or more. Asked how Israel evolved into a flourishing technology center, Peres said: “This is a case where the people enriched the land more than the land enriched the people,” he said.

President Barack Obama was the first sitting head of state to visit Facebook’s headquarters last year for an interview with Zuckerberg. Facebook held a town hall meeting at its former campus in Palo Alto. Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, also paid a visit there.

Peres was the first sitting Israeli president to visit Silicon Valley. He joked that he no longer has the same kind of sway he had as prime minister. “When I was prime minister I gave orders,” Peres said. “Now I must look for volunteers.” The Israeli leader uses Facebook to advance his peace initiative through the social media.

One of the many ways that the election of Barack Obama as president has echoed that of John F. Kennedy is his use of a new medium that will forever change politics. For Mr. Kennedy, it was television. For Mr. Obama, it is the Internet social media.

“Were it not for the Internet, Barack Obama would not be president. Were it not for the Internet, Barack Obama would not have been the nominee,” said Arianna Huffington, editor in chief of The Huffington Post. Obama used Facebook in his presidential election campaign.

Joko Widodo asked Zuckerberg to help promote Indonesia’s small businesses. “We talked about Facebook users in Indonesia and how to use Facebook to push micro-economy,” he said. Jokowi who also used the social media in his presidential election campaign, will be sworn in as President of Indonesia in Jakarta on 20 October 2014.

A Nice Jewish Boy becomes Atheist

628x471Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born in 1984 in White Plains, New York. He is the son of dentist Edward Zuckerberg and psychiatrist Karen Kempner. He and his three sisters, Randi, Donna, and Arielle, were brought up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, a small town about 10 miles north of New York City. Zuckerberg was raised Jewish and had his bar mitzvah when he turned 13. Afterward, he became an atheist, according to Wikipedia.

He left Harvard after his sophomore year to concentrate on the site, the user base of which has grown to over 250 million people, making Zuckerberg a billionaire. The birth of Facebook was recently portrayed in the film The Social Network.

He is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook. As of April 2013, Zuckerberg is the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc. and within ten years with Facebook his personal wealth, as of July 2014, is estimated to be $33.1 billion. Mark Zuckerberg receives a one-dollar salary as CEO of Facebook. Zuckerberg officially launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room on February 4, 2004.

Together with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, Zuckerberg launched Facebook from Harvard’s dormitory rooms. The group then introduced Facebook onto other campuses nationwide and moved to Palo Alto, California shortly afterwards.

In 2007, at the age of 23, Zuckerberg became a billionaire as a result of Facebook’s success. The number of Facebook users worldwide reached a total of one billion in 2012. Zuckerberg was involved in various legal disputes that were initiated by others in the group, who claimed a share of the company based upon their involvement during the development phase of Facebook.

Since 2010, Time magazine has named Zuckerberg among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year distinction. In 2011, Zuckerberg ranked first on the list of the “Most Influential Jews in the World” by The Jerusalem Post and has since topped the list every year as of 2013. Zuckerberg was played by actor Jesse Eisenberg in the 2010 film The Social Network, in which the rise of Facebook is portrayed.

Early Life

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984, in Dobbs Ferry, New York, into a comfortable, well-educated family. His father, Edward Zuckerberg, ran a dental practice attached to the family’s home. His mother, Karen, worked as a psychiatrist before the birth of the couple’s four children—Mark, Randi, Donna and Arielle.

Zuckerberg was raised Jewish and he had his Bar Mitzvah when he turned 13. He had a passion for Hebrew and ancient Greek. His infatuation with the film Star Wars provided the theme for his Bar Mitzvah.

Zuckerberg developed an interest in computers at an early age; when he was about 12, he used Atari BASIC to create a messaging program he named “Zucknet.” His father used the program in his dental office, so that the receptionist could inform him of a new patient without yelling across the room. The family also used Zucknet to communicate within the house. Together with his friends, he also created computer games just for fun. “I had a bunch of friends who were artists,” he said. “They’d come over, draw stuff, and I’d build a game out of it.”

To keep up with Mark’s burgeoning interest in computers, his parents hired private computer tutor David Newman to come to the house once a week and work with Mark. Newman later told reporters that it was hard to stay ahead of the prodigy, who began taking graduate courses at nearby Mercy College around this same time.

Zuckerberg later studied at Phillips Exeter Academy, an exclusive preparatory school in New Hampshire. There he showed talent in fencing, becoming the captain of the school’s team. He also excelled in literature, earning a diploma in classics. Yet Zuckerberg remained fascinated by computers, and continued to work on developing new programs.

While still in high school, he created an early version of the music software Pandora, which he called Synapse. Several companies—including AOL and Microsoft—expressed an interest in buying the software, and hiring the teenager before graduation. He declined the offers.

Time at Harvard

After graduating from Exeter in 2002, Zuckerberg enrolled at Harvard University. By his sophomore year at the ivy league institution, he had developed a reputation as the go-to software developer on campus. It was at that time that he built a program called CourseMatch, which helped students choose their classes based on the course selections of other users.

He also invented Facemash, which compared the pictures of two students on campus and allowed users to vote on which one was more attractive. The program became wildly popular, but was later shut down by the school administration after it was deemed inappropriate.

Based on the buzz of his previous projects, three of his fellow students—Divya Narendra, and twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss—sought him out to work on an idea for a social networking site they called Harvard Connection.

This site was designed to use information from Harvard’s student networks in order to create a dating site for the Harvard elite. Zuckerberg agreed to help with the project, but soon dropped out to work on his own social networking site with friends Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin.

Zuckerberg and his friends created a site that allowed users to create their own profiles, upload photos, and communicate with other users. The group ran the site—first called The Facebook—out of a dorm room at Harvard until June 2004. After his sophomore year, Zuckerberg dropped out of college to devote himself to Facebook full time, moving the company to Palo Alto, California. By the end of 2004, Facebook had 1 million users.

The Rise of Facebook

In 2005, Zuckerberg’s enterprise received a huge boost from the venture capital firm Accel Partners. Accel invested $12.7 million into the network, which at the time was open only to ivy league students. Zuckerberg’s company then granted access to other colleges, high school and international schools, pushing the site’s membership to more than 5.5 million users by December 2005.

The site then began attracting the interest of other companies, who wanted to advertize with the popular social hub. Not wanting to sell out, Zuckerberg turned down offers from companies such as Yahoo! and MTV Networks. Instead, he focused on expanding the site, opening up his project to outside developers and adding more features.

Zuckerberg seemed to be going nowhere but up, however in 2006, the business mogul faced his first big hurdle. The creators of Harvard Connection claimed that Zuckerberg stole their idea, and insisted the software developer needed to pay for their business losses.

Zuckerberg maintained that the ideas were based on two very different types of social networks but, after lawyers searched Zuckerberg’s records, incriminating Instant Messages revealed that Zuckerberg may have intentionally stolen the intellectual property of Harvard Connection and offered Facebook users’ private information to his friends.

Zuckerberg later apologized for the incriminating messages, saying he regretted them. “If you’re going to go on to build a service that is influential and that a lot of people rely on, then you need to be mature, right?” he said in an interview with The New Yorker. “I think I’ve grown and learned a lot.”

Although an initial settlement of $65 million was reached between the two parties, the legal dispute over the matter continued well into 2011, after Narendra and the Winklevosses claimed they were misled in regards to the value of their stock.

Zuckerberg faced yet another personal challenge when the 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires, by writer Ben Mezrich, hit stores. Mezrich was heavily criticized for his re-telling of Zuckerberg’s story, which used invented scenes, re-imagined dialogue and fictional characters.

Regardless of how true-to-life the story was, Mezrich managed to sell the rights of the tale to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, and the critically acclaimed film The Social Network received eight Academy Award nominations.

Zuckerberg objected strongly to the film’s narrative, and later told a reporter at The New Yorker that many of the details in the film were inaccurate. For example, Zuckerberg has been dating longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan, a Chinese-American medical student he met at Harvard, since 2003.

He also said he never had interest in joining any of the final clubs. “It’s interesting what stuff they focused on getting right; like, every single shirt and fleece that I had in that movie is actually a shirt or fleece that I own,” Zuckerberg told a reporter at a start-up conference in 2010. “So there’s all this stuff that they got wrong and a bunch of random details that they got right.”

Yet Zuckerberg and Facebook continued to succeed, in spite of the criticism. Time magazine named him Person of the Year in 2010, and Vanity Fair placed him at the top of their New Establishment list. Forbes also ranked Zuckerberg at No. 35—beating out Apple CEO Steve Jobs—on their Forbes 400 list, estimating his net worth to be $6.9 billion.

Philanthropic Causes

Since amassing his sizeable fortune, Zuckerberg has used his millions to fund a variety of philanthropic causes. The most notable examples came in 2010. In September of that year, he donated $100 million to save the failing Newark Public Schools system in New Jersey.

Then, in December 2010, Zuckerberg signed the “Giving Pledge”, promising to donate at least 50 percent of his wealth to charity over the course of his lifetime. Other Giving Pledge members include Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and George Lucas. After his donation, Zuckerberg called on other young, wealthy entrepreneurs to follow suit. “With a generation of younger folks who have thrived on the success of their companies, there is a big opportunity for many of us to give back earlier in our lifetime and see the impact of our philanthropic efforts,” he said.

Personal Life

Zuckerberg lives in Palo Alto, California, with Priscilla Chan Chan. In March 2011, the couple finally changed their statuses on Facebook to “In a Relationship.” They were finally married on May 19, 2012. That is the day after Facebook went public.

Facebook fights $1bn lawsuit

Facebook and its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg are being sued for more than $1bn over a page that called for an uprising in occupied Palestine against Israel. The page, entitled ‘Third Palestinian Intifada’ had gathered more than 340,000 ‘likes’ for its proposed May 15 uprising before its removal from the popular social networking site.

The lawsuit was filed by US attorney Larry Klayman, who described himself in the suit as “an American citizen of Jewish origin”. In a statement on his website, he alleges that Facebook failed to take the page down quickly enough, keeping it online to “increase the social network’s net worth based on viewership and use.”

“It is not in dispute that Facebook has profited handsomely by the turmoil in the Middle East,” the statement said. “While Facebook has accomplished a lot of good, it can, as in this instance, be used for nefarious and evil purposes. “They must be not only enjoined but also hit in their purse, which is where they understand matters best.”

The page was removed by Facebook on March 29 following a number of complaints. A Facebook spokesman told AFP that the claims were “without merit,” adding that “we will fight it vigorously.” Facebook’s director of policy for Europe, the Middle East and Asia Richard Allen was quoted as saying by AFP: “Our reviewers felt that the content of the Page began as a call for peaceful protest, even though the term Intifada has been associated with violence in the past.

“In addition, the administrators initially removed comments that promoted violence. Under these conditions a page of this nature would normally be permitted to remain on Facebook.” Allen said the company ‘continues to believe that people on Facebook should be able to express their opinions, and we do not typically take down content that speaks out against countries, religions, political entities, or ideas.

Source of revenue for Facebook

Facebook is very much popular among Muslim Ummah. Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world while the ranking of Indonesia with regards to the amount of users on Facebook is fourth. According to the analysis of one website, there are around 69 million Indonesian Facebook users. Similarly, there are around 11 million Pakistani Facebook users. While in Turkey, there are 32 million people who use facebook.

One can estimate the amount of Muslim Facebook users from the fact that about 2.6 Million people were associated with just 4 Islamic Pages on Facebook which were later on removed by Facebook officials. A renowned Islamic Scholar Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Sahab told in his bayan (lecture) that, “Someone told him that whoever login to facebook, he gives a benefit of 2.5 dollar to facebook.”

According to one website, Muslims are generating 47% of total revenue of facebook, while one Pakistani website claims the figure to be 50%. According to one Arabic website, “Facebook is angering its Muslim population who make now a big portion of its members.”

One Pakistani youngster estimated to find out the loss suffered by facebook due to 10 days boycott by Pakistani users. Accordiing to his estimates, facebook suffered a direct loss of $242,280 just only from Pakistani users during 10 days boycott. One of the Pakistani eminent journalist and news anchor Javed Chaudry also gave the news of financial loss of Facebook that she suffered due to boycott done by Muslims from all over the world in his talk show “Kal Tak”.

According to one website, Facebook generates $5,631,281,29 of revenue only from Pakistani users per annum. While Facebook receives $517,000,000 from Muslim users all over the world.

Therefore, it is clearly evident that Facebook generates a huge amount of revenue from Muslim users and Muslims are an important source of income of Facebook. And thus to use Facebook means to give a financial and moral support to Facebook while on the other hand this fact also indicates that the a permanent boycott made by the entire Muslim Ummah can easily devastate and destroy their economy in no time (Insha’Allah subhana wa ta’aala).

Morover, it is also crystal clear that Facebook has often shown hatred against Islam and Muslims number of times and has supported Anti-Islamic tasks and pages.

2.5 Million Muslim users threaten mass Facebook exodus

Go to Facebook Blog and read the comments on any of the recent blog posts. You can’t help but notice a templated comment left by quite a few people who are threatening to boycott Facebook on 21st of July, 2010 if their demands are not met. The group in question belongs to the Muslim community that is angered by Facebook’s decision of removing a few hugely popular Islamic pages from the social networking site.

Fans of the removed pages are demanding that Facebook brings back those pages which did not violate any of the Facebook’s policies and also create new policies that stop people from posting anti-religious or Islamic messages on Facebook. Most of the fans are allegedly planning to quit Facebook on 21st of July if their demands are not met and join, what looks like a Facebook knockoff, Madina.com, made for Muslim community.

An overall of 2.5 million fans are said to be effected by the removal of those Islamic fan pages. It will be interesting to see how many of the 2.5 million fans switch from a social networking site that has all of their friends (Muslims/Non-Muslims) and family to something that’s engineered for Muslims only (though the site does not say that).

Following is the Notice message being posted by the group:

Facebook Admins, Moderators, Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Sheryl Sandberg, and Matt Cohler;

Although you have attended the world’s best communication skills courses you have been most successful in growing great hatred and hostility between you and Muslims around the world, but seriously this time you have caused an almost unrepairable damage.

Only a few weeks after your irresponsible behavior during the Everybody Draw Mohammed PBUH Day events you most aggressively removed four of the largest Islamic Facebook Pages of total fans/likes over 2.5 million Facebook members. That happened on the morning of Thursday 8th July, 2010.

These four Facebook pages were totally peaceful and free of any hate speech, but you removed it ignoring the feelings of more than 2.5 Million Facebook Muslims and disrespecting over 1.6 Billion Muslims worldwide.

And now since that is what it had come down to you, with your irresponsibility and fake preach of freedom of speech, have left us no other choice other than permanently boycotting Facebook. And now we are giving you a 2 weeks notice – ending at midnight of 21st July, 2010 – to fulfill our demands or else we will leave Facebook for http://madina.com/.

Our demands are:

1- Reactivating the four pages that have been disabled

2- Adding a Facebook Term that illegalizes disrespecting Islamic religious symbols

3- Disabling any Facebook Page, Group, or Event that shows direct or indirect disrespect towards Islamic religious symbols. (HSH)

Sources:

1.International News Agencies
2.Online international Media
3.Muslim websites
4.Jewish websites

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