On August 24th, 2016, Facebook banned me for publicly sharing screen shots of a private conversation between a very prominent Muslim American leader, where he harassed me for my views that foster critical thinking in Islam. That individual was warned that those messages would be shared if he did not cease. He did not cease.
The ban escalated from 24 hours to 48 hours. By the end of the second day, my entire account was disabled. I have launched a Facebook inquiry, shared below. I’m also attaching the post that got me banned.
As a sign of protest, I will not be engaging on Facebook under a new account. I demand Facebook restore my old account in full standing. Here is a screen shot of my Facebook inquiry to restore my account:
I will be writing on this experience to share the day and night difference of Muslim leaders in how they treat women privately behind closed doors and their public face. I’m also using this experience of being silenced to draw attention to the hundreds of thousands of Muslim critical thinkers around the world – especially women – who are silenced daily.
To stay up to date, please follow me on Twitter @ShireenQudosi or join my mailing list: http://muslimreformers.com. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I invite you all to share this photo and link to this page:
The most dangerous thing a woman has is her voice. The second most dangerous thing is her pen.
The order of things has to – and will – change.