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Facebook At Last Takes Down Controversial Page

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Upon checking links, Twitter and Google updates and the one EDMD page up, it appears Facebook at first took down the main ‘Everybody Draw Mohammad Day’ page. It is now up again on Facebook. UDPATE: Hot Air reports the Facebook EDMD page has been removed.
The original (and now 100,000-plus member) ‘Everybody Draw Mohammad Day’ Facebook page is now back online. It was down for at least 30 minutes that I counted. All my links to the main page, photo albums, all of them were redirected to my homepage for that entire time period. You can verify this event by the many comments on the restored main EDMD page and new updates on Google. What’s going on at Facebook? Why was it taken down? And how is it now back up? Was it all just a big glitch, as Facebook just publicly stated? If so, why is it down again? More glitches? Or is it the heat?
CONFIRMED: Michelle Malkin is now reporting that the EDMD Facebook page was down, too. Also, a new post from the Christian Science Monitor titled “Draw Mohammed Day: Bold affirmation of free speech or malicious attack on Islam?” Comments are piling up. Just as hostile and Wild West free speech as Facebook was. For as long as comments are allowed. The Huffington Post ended them for one ‘Draw Mohammad Day’ oped right after it posted.

Facebook pages down
Facebook pages down

GONE AGAIN? Why now, at 9:10pm this May 20, is the EDMD page not accessible again? Redirect. Only the remaining second EDMD page remains. This now has 12,000 members, but the original was well over 100,000. Check the link to the remaining EDMD page. Piling up fast with most hostile comments over this second Facebook ‘glitch’. Check it out. For as long as that page is still up, that is. Facebook needs to answer some very tough questions.
UPDATE: Did Facebook pull the EDMD page? Or is it Denial of Service hack attacks? Al

so, ten of twelve top US cartoonists explain why they won’t draw Mohammad today. Amazingly, the original EDMD cartoonist Molly Norris is among them. Or, maybe not so amazingly.

REMOVED: The popular news and opinion blog Hot Air is reporting, via Pajamas Media’s Ed Driscoll, that the main Facebook EDMD page has now been removed. Cached screenshots and live URL provided in the Driscoll/Hot Air link. By the way, the Facebook page devoted to opposing Everybody Draw Mohammad Day is st

ill up and running. Looks like the perpetually offended of Islam are hailing censorship on our free speech turf. Wonderful. Et tu, Facebook? No statement yet by Facebook on their main Facebook page. Eerily quiet on EDMD, a

But Facebook management did say this in their earlier ‘glitch’ statement:

“Once alerted to the problem, we resolved it as quickly as possible,” the company said in a statement

to “We want Facebook to be a place where people can openly discuss issues and express their views, while respecting the rights and feelings of others.”

I don’t know about you, but I see a major gulf between those bold words and the EDMD page removal. In related news, Gateway Pundit reports that Apple has removed an iPod app that criticizes Mohammad and Islam. You have to wonder. Is this what the Chinese and Iranian dissenters feel like online? What’s next? See

king offense in the aisles of Barnes and Noble bookstores? My original news report on the first Facebook EDMD page ‘glitch’ as follows:
About twelve hours ago, I reported here at on the cultural and ideological conflagration raging over the Facebook ‘Everybody Draw Mohammad Day’ page. The uproar resulted in the Pakistani government’s blocking of Facebook and protests in the streets there. As of about 30 minutes ago, all of the main ‘Everybody Draw Mohammad Day’ Facebook page links from my original report redirect me to m

y home Facebook page. The remaining EDMD Facebook

page has only 8,000 members The original EDMD page had over 70,000.

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