Mark Zuckerberg & Sheryl Sandberg: Restore peaceful Pakistani FB page; compare to page w/ stoning-to-death how-to.
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Mark Zuckerberg & Sheryl Sandberg: Restore peaceful Pakistani FB page; compare to page w/ stoning-to-death how-to.

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      Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science

Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg,

Thank you for your many positive accomplishments. Please reverse the policy under which Facebook shut down a non-violent page of secularists and atheists in Pakistan. This shutdown is not making the world “a more open place.”

Those who wish to crush the human rights of Pakistani secularists protested to Facebook about this non-violent page of an oppressed minority. Facebook supported the bullies -- and the non-violent Saaenji page was deactivated: https://www.facebook.com/%C2%ADsaaenji

This page is in the Urdu language. It was an act of bravery even to create the page.

Meanwhile Facebook has long allowed a page which provides specific image instructions on to how to stone people to death according to God’s law: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=311857638916798&set=a.119310908171473.13457.102621139840450&type=3&theater

When the stoning page was repeatedly reported to Facebook, Facebook replied that the level of graphic violence is acceptable – yet Facebook backed down to bullies who seek to oppress non-violent minorities. The Pakistani secular page is a voice of non-violent rationalism. Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg, based on your history, we are confident that you are people of good will. This violation of human rights cannot be your personal intent.

We are confident that you will condemn, and reverse, this unconscionable policy immediately. We request that:
1) the non-violent Saaenji page be reinstated;
2) the page advocating violence be shut down (or at least have consistent guidelines -- See #1); and
3) policies are created to prevent bullies -- mob rule -- from crushing the rights – and the voices -- of those in a peaceful minorities.

Sean Faircloth, Director of Strategy & Policy
Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science

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    • Katherine McLuskie LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Because I believe in a free and secular world

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    • Sue Letchford PRENTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      FB can be a force for good if it so chooses. Please don't bow to mob rule

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    • Lee Raulin CHESAPEAKE BEACH, MD
      • over 1 year ago

      Free speech, rational inquiry, etc. are what made the internet, and therefor your success possible. Please do not betray these values to appease violent, bigoted, misogynistic, imperialistic theocrats who want to drag us back to dark ages at gun point.

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    • Johanna Chen-Tov LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      I think facebook oppression of former Muslims who militat for basic freedom is not new. Capitalism and marketing shouldn't be over the basic rigtht to expression of Former Muslims on facebook. Unacceptable!

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    • nitish kumar SANGRUR, INDIA
      • over 1 year ago

      it's in the way of humanity.

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