Facebook was recently fooled into shutting down a pro-Israel page by Islamist groups who bombarded it with hate speech, the page’s creator said.
“Jerusalem Prayer Group” founder Mike Evans said opponents flooded the site with “more than a million” comments, and that they then claimed they had never posted to the site, CBN reported.
“There was an organized attempt by radical Islamic organizations,” Evans said. “It was a very clever, deceptive plan by Islamic radicals.”
The site leads thousands of people in daily online prayers for Israel — a situation that the Islamists could not allow to stand.
Evans told Arutz Sheva 7 that activists also loaded up the page with anti-Semitic statements, including photos of and quotes by Adolf Hitler. They did this just to be able to complain about the social media giant’s policies being violated, he said.
Evans said he got a message that Facebook had removed the page when he landed in Israel before participating in a TV special. The message said the case was “complete” and there was “no further action” to be taken, he said. “Please consider this decision final,” Facebook told him, according to CBN. He said he had not been able to speak to Facebook staff since the page was removed on May 14. Nor can he post to his personal Facebook page, he said.
He said he has been in touch with politicians including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Jared Kushner and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, to help him prevail against “this fraudulent scheme to damage our good work.”