Long-time readers will be familiar with Dzsihádfigyelő, the Hungarian Counterjihad site, which has done volunteer translation work for us in the past. Although its name means “jihad watch” in Hungarian, it is not affiliated with Robert Spencer’s site.
Like so many other “Islamophobic” “hate” sites, the Facebook page for Dzsihádfigyelő has now fallen victim to FISBEP, after Hungarian Muslims complained about it. The following report on what happened was sent by the editor of Dzsihádfigyelő.
Hungarian counterjihad news site gets deleted by the Muslim Community on Facebook
This is to inform you about a recent case of ‘Facebook jihad’ in Hungary. The content of our anti-Islamization website on Facebook was reported by the Hungarian Muslim Community (MIK) as ‘hate speech’, and consequently the site has been permanently deleted. As you might know, the meaning of ‘Dzsihádfigyelő’ is ‘jihad watch’ but the site is not an affiliate of Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch. Our site has posted translations of news, videos and articles from Counterjihad sites like Jihad Watch, The Geller Report, Vlad Tepes, Gates of Vienna etc. for nearly a decade.
Screenshots prove that the main official organization of Muslims in Hungary (MIK) admits its role in getting Dzsihádfigyelő’s page banned, and rejoices over it afterwards in a closed Facebook group — calling the deletion of the page a ‘triumph’. The Muslims leaving comments below the MIK post also discuss ‘their obligation’ to respond to ‘attacks’ (on Islam).
Even though Hungary is one of the few islands of free speech in the West, with goverment officials talking about ‘no more mosques’, Facebook is a different story. A couple of other Counterjihad Facebook sites in Hungary have already been shut down or restricted by MIK.
Short summary by Dzsihádfigyelő of the following article translated from Breitportal, a conservative Hungarian website:
Hungarian Counterjihad news site gets shut down by the Muslim Community
A major Hungarian Counterjihad news site on Facebook, ‘Dzsihádfigyelő’, with nearly seven thousand followers and a maximum audience reach of 800,000 viewers, gets shut down by the Hungarian Muslim Community (Magyar Iszlám Közösség; MIK), after eight years of successful operation.
Muslims Destroy Dzsihádfigyelő’s Site
Posted by Breitportal, 14th November 2017
Freedom of speech reigns supreme within the Hungarian Muslim Community. They managed to get Dzsihádfigyelő banned from Facebook.
A Flagship of Criticism of Islam in Hungary
As many of you know it, Dzsihádfigyelő has for many years been informing Hungarian readers about the true nature of Islam. The site published content on religious and other issues that had not been available in Hungarian before.
The criticism of Islamic doctrine and opposition to jihad has been an integral part of Hungarian history. Dzsihádfigyelő pioneered in the revival of it in the early 2000s — and now has lost its nearly 7,000 followers in an instant.
Hungarian Muslims Did Not Like It
Not because the site incited hatred or violence — it did not. The reason was that the Hungarian Islamic Community (Magyar Iszlám Közösség; MIK) could not really handle criticism. The Muslim organization bragged on Facebook that it had reported content shared by Dzsihádfigyelő because of “hate speech and symbols that incite hatred”.
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The enthusiastic Facebook censorship team has shut down the whole account in reaction to the report. The team suggested to “report it again” — if the page were reinstated and if the post in question reappeared.
Antifa Protects Them
(Meaning: Antifa protects Islam — Hungarian-English translator)
The anti-fascist network, interestingly enough, seems to maintain close contact with Muslim communities. Breitportal.hu has found a comment in which Antifa supported the building of a new mosque. (The information on the new mosque has since turned out to be misinformation.)
And they branded Generation Identitaire a ‘neo-Nazi movement’, referring to the recent flash mob of the group. Then the flash mob was branded a “hate crime” targeting Muslims. (GI has not incited to violence nor has it attacked anyone. Their flash mob was part of freedom of speech.) Antifa wrote: “we stand for the Hungarian Muslim minority.”
Incitement of Stoning is Allowed
In the meantime, in a close Facebook group of the Hungarian Islamic Community, the “believers” are discussing if “reporting pages to Facebook” meant the restriction of freedom of speech. “I think it (getting pages reported and banned — translator) does not serve the goals, but raises moral issues — wrote ‘János’. ‘István’ however thinks that “it is our duty to pick up the gauntlet if Muslims and Islam are attacked”.
Incitement to hatred, however, seems to be the method of the other party: Zoltán Bolek, president of the Muslim community (MIK), “liked” a comment (on Facebook) that called for the stoning of a person. (Reported by Pesti Srácok)
The comment writes: “Vince, you should be stoned for this kind of thinking.”. And this comment was “liked” by the president of the Hungarian Islamic Community.
Freedom of Speech!
We encourage all the kind readers of Breitportal to ‘like and follow’ Dzsihádfigyelő, which is our ideological ally on the issue of Islam:
Let’s show that there is freedom of speech in Hungary, and we will not cower and quail when the opposition does not like something.
Video about the Hungarian Islamic Community: “These homosexuals are the filthiest of Allah’s creatures. A Muslim must never accept this disease, this terrible depraved thing.”
With English subtitles: youtu.be/Qwiq1f7Nu3M