Facebook Shuts Down Huge Israel Prayer Page After Radical Muslims Targeted It with Hate Speech

Facebook Shuts Down Huge Israel Prayer Page After Radical Muslims Targeted It with Hate Speech
Israel Flag, Photo Credit: AP

The Jerusalem Prayer Team (JPT), established in 2002, with more than 75 million followers has been shut down by Facebook.  Mike Evans told CBN News the FB page has been the target of radical Islamists.

“There was an organized attempt by radical Islamic organizations to achieve this objective. They posted over a million comments on our site, and then had the people contact Facebook saying that they never posted to the site. That was a complete scam and fraud. It was a very clever, deceptive plan by Islamic radicals.”

The attack came during the midst of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas and other Islamic groups in the Gaza Strip.  Michael Evans Jr. had been leading thousands of people in prayer daily for Israel and about the current crisis in the Middle East.

The attacks came in two ways.

First was a direct campaign to take the page down. Many posts on Facebook and YouTube directed people how to go in and report the JPT Facebook page to Facebook and how to pressure Facebook for allowing the JPT page to exist on their platform.

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Source: CBN

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