Facebook Suspends Priest After Post About Islamic Jihad

Source: FB Suspends Priest After Post About Islamic Jihad

Facebook may be failing to keep up with terrorists who use the social media platform to incite, enlist, and organize would-be killers, but it’s Johnny-on-the-spot when it comes to Catholic priests who share politically incorrect thoughts about Islam.

Late last month Facebook temporarily suspended the account of Fr. John Higgins, the pastor St. Raymond Parish in Downey, Calif., in response to a post he had written about the history of Islam.

“There are peaceful and good Muslim people,” he wrote. “And then there are the Islamists who are defended by the ignorant who refuse to learn history.”

Via Church Pop: 

He made his comment on a post on the Facebook page of his Congresswoman Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-D). On May 23rd, his post was deleted and he was suspended from posting on Facebook for a week.

“I wrote Facebook several times,” Fr. Higgins told ChurchPOP, “explaining that this post was just history. Of course there was no response.”

Fr. Higgins serves as the pastor of St. Raymond Parish in Downey, California and as the chaplain of his local fire department.

Here is the offending post:

Greg Stone, a friend of Fr. Higgins who does work for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, called on Facebook to honor its pledge not to censor different points of view in a widely shared Facebook post about the suspension.

“It is horribly ironic that the very week Islamists murder scores of innocents,” Stone’s post read in part, “—young girls at a pop concert in Manchester, Coptic Christians in Egypt, and Catholics in the Philippines—Facebook suspends the privileges of a respected clergy member for posting an academic synopsis regarding Islamic history. FB spikes the very information the community needs to understand current events.”

That content has been removed as well.

Fr. Higgins returned from his suspension on May 30, posting, “I’m back. That was a week? LOL.”

One of his Facebook friends commented: “We missed you, Padre! I got suspended for three days for telling the truth about abortion. I guess telling the truth about Islam is a much worse offense.”

18 thoughts on “Facebook Suspends Priest After Post About Islamic Jihad

  1. Someone clicked the “Report post” and got him suspended. Most likely someone who has a beef with him from his own congregation. Anyone can click that censor button and put the screws to someone. And this is, ironically, proof that no Muslim will turn in another Muslim, because they would never use the “report post” feature to report Islamic State posts.

    • what moslems do is mass report anyone who speaks against islam on facebook. it works. And facebook (Zuckerberg) has said he will help Pakistan to ferret out those who blaspheme islam and will now be responsible for someone who will die because of Zuckerberg’s help.

      That is what we are dealing with when you use facebook and its agenda.

  2. There’s no underestimating the evil in our country now.

    We’ve looked the other way for TOO long. Look what that and PC has gotten us.

    Start taking action, today!

    • Start by forwarding this story to all your contacts.
    • Boycott, email, talk to neighbors friends and family.
    • Contact local and state officials.
    • Write your newspapers.
    • Tell advertisers why you won’t buy their products or services.
    • Don’t let your schools and school board get away with pro-Muslim / anti-America actions anymore

    Have the moral courage to stand up to what’s going on…to anyone…relentlessly.

    Meanwhile, congress peeps are counting on us to say nothing and do nothing. Annoy them and keep telling them what you think.


    It’s your life…It’s your family…your friends…your community…your country.

    DO SOMETHING! If not you, then who?

    Midnight’s not creeping, it’s at a gallop…

    • Finally, someone is talking about taking actions, but will the actions be taken? Will there be any rising up and responding? I doubt.

  3. From time to time I use FB to post articles such as this. I’m really surprised they have not yet “censored” my comments! I guess I won’t get too excited yet–maybe my time is coming too!!!!! P.S. Let’s see what happens when I post this article!!!

  4. Well I think we are giving Facebook TOO MUCH POWER! You know FB is not rocket science… perhaps we should BOYCOTT FB… and have a Christian based owners, step up and create their own for us to enjoy! They could rename it.. let’s hear some suggestions. Just off the top of my head, I have named it “Heart To Heart” because we are a loving world in general, except for .. well.. you know! :) <3

  5. What a shame it is that FB cannot or will not accept the truth!! Hey FB check out the history of Islam and please read the Koran!!


    A German’s View on Islam – worth reading because this is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. The author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist–a man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, and owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide and shape our attitude toward the present day Islamic fanaticism. He said,
    “Very few people were true Nazis, but many enjoyed the return of German pride the Nazis brought to the German nation, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, the Nazis were in control of the nation, they owned us, and we had lost control. Suddenly they plunged the country into a devastating and costly world war, and by the end of the war we had woken up to a new reality – our world of comfort, peace and freedom had come to an end. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.
    “I see the same situation playing out today with respect to the attitude of the majority towards the the current Islamist movement. We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. This unqualified assertion may be true, but the fact is that it is entirely irrelevant! It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam. The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who are waging any one of the 50 shooting wars currently going on worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups in Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, and carry out the so called honour killing. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers. The hard and quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent majority,’ has been cowed and made extraneous and irrelevant.”

    “Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.
    China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.”

    “The average Japanese individual, prior to World War II, was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians, most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.”

    “And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?”

    “History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt. Yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because, like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
    Peace loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.”

    “Islamic prayers have now been introduced into Toronto and other public schools in Ontario, and, yes, in Ottawa too while the Lord’s Prayer was removed due to being so offensive! But to whom? Not to the vast majority of Canadians but to the few Islamic fanatics!”

    “The Islamic way is only peaceful until the fanatics move in and take control. In Australia, and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items now have the halal emblem (i.e a sign or instruction that says this product is not to be eaten, consumed or used because Islam forbids it) on them. Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food products in your local supermarket. Foods on aircraft have the halal emblem, just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding throughout the world.
    In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens of no-go zones within major cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuses to acknowledge British law. As for we who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts — the fanatics who threaten our way of life.”

    Anyone who doubts the seriousness of this issue and just deletes without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on in the hope that thousands, world-wide, read this, think about it, and send it on – before it’s too late.

    • Hey ‘dile’, let’s not give the pigs a bad name, please…. Be nice, please! Some of us still enjoy our bacon ‘n eggs, pork sausages and ham dinners! We don’t want the pigs to think we don’t like them!!!!!

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  8. It is asinine for Facebook to block the truth or really even ones thoughts as long as there is no profanity. It seems more reasonable to block people who make rude, disparaging, bullying remarks about a person who has made a comment they disagree with. There doesn’t seem to be a rhyme or reason for who Facebook blocks.

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