Facebook has suspended Mariam Ibraheem’s account as punishement for a post she shared to remember the Coptic Christians that were killed by ISIS in Libya 7 years ago.
Mariam Ibraheem, herself a persecuted Christian, shared a post online to remember the Coptic Christians. Facebook says the post doesn’t follow their “community standards.”
Facebook is threatening to permanently delete Mariam’s account over the post. “You have 30 days after we first took action on your account to disagree, or your account will be permanently disabled.”
Mariam is a Sudanese Christian who was imprisoned, beaten, and sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to deny her faith. There are people from all around the world who follow Mariam’s online social media because of her amazing story of perseverance and bravery. They follow her family and pray for her children, but they are no longer able to do that on Facebook.
Facebook’s attack on Mariam is oddly timed – just as the release of Mariam’s book “SHACKLED” is due out on March 8, International Women’s Day. Coincidence?
Mariam is not very active on social media. As a single mother, raising two children and working multiple jobs, she rarely has time to post. The overwhelming majority of her Facebook posts are pictures of her two young children since they have arrived in America.
Mariam has not been informed about what exactly she has done that violates community standards.
Facebook is increasingly at odds with Christian users. Christians are currently the most persecuted religious group in the world today and Facebook appears to take the side of persecutor. This is why Back to Jerusalem started DingDash. DingDash is a social media platform that embraces free speech and has created a space for persecuted Christians and Facebook refugees to connect.
BTJ just hosted our annual Hacker’s Conference in the Middle East this week and one of our main focuses was on the alarming rise of persecution from Silicone Valley.