Saturday, November 10, 2018

Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch: Twitter gave Saudi Arabia information about journalist; he was arrested and died after torture

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/11/twitter-gave-saudi-arabia-information-about-journalist-he-was-arrested-and-died-after-torture


Twitter gave Saudi Arabia information about journalist; he was arrested and died after torture


“Twitter has become insecure for dissidents or critics. Everyone speaks under threat and pressure.”
Indeed. Foes of jihad terror and Sharia oppression are shadowbanned (as in my case) or have their accounts removed altogether. Clearly, as this story shows, Twitter is on the other side, and increasingly only one point of view is allowed there, as with the other social media giants as well. People will say “Just don’t go to Twitter,” but it isn’t that simple. Unfortunately, these evil corporations have a virtual monopoly on the means of communication today. If that monopoly is not soon broken, the freedom of speech will be a dead letter, sacrificed to “hate speech guidelines” that are subjective and politically biased.
“Twitter ‘gave Saudi Arabia information about journalist who ended up dead,’” by Lucy Middleton, Metro, November 9, 2018:
Twitter has come under fire after another dissident journalist was reportedly tortured and killed in Saudi Arabia.
Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser was arrested on March 15 for allegedly running a Twitter account called Kashkool, which exposed human rights violations by Saudi authorities and royals.
He then died while being tortured in detention, The New Khaleej states – prompting fresh outrage over an alleged leak of information that lead to his capture.
‘They got his information from the Twitter office in Dubai. That is how he was arrested,’ a source, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Metro.co.uk.
‘Twitter has become insecure for dissidents or critics. Everyone speaks under threat and pressure.
‘The accounts of Saudi dissidents are spied on. We are not safe using Twitter.’
The source also claimed that Saud al-Qahtani, the former adviser to the Royal Court, leads a ‘cyber spy ring’ and has contacts inside the Dubai Twitter office. They allege that a so-called ‘Twitter mole’ handed over information on Al-Jasser, leading to his arrest earlier this year….
https://www.jihadwatch.org/about-robert

ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of eighteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (Regnery Publishing) and The Truth About Muhammad (Regnery Publishing). His latest book is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (Bombardier Books).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy.
Spencer is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning NewsFox News OpinionNational ReviewThe FederalistThe Hill, the Detroit NewsTownHall.comReal Clear Religion, the Daily Caller, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK’s Guardian, Canada’s National PostMiddle East QuarterlyWorldNet DailyFirst ThingsInsight in the NewsAleteia, and many other journals. For nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events. He has also served as a contributing writer to the Investigative Project on Terrorism and as an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation.
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