Facebook Censors Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro, but not Hamas and Hezbollah

On Mark Zuckerberg's Fan Page on Facebook, he claims:

I'm trying to make the world a more open place by helping people connect and share.
That might be what he's trying to do, but we find the hypocrisy and double standards at Facebook troublesome. As you'll soon learn, people can apparently promote Islamic terrorism and hatred on Facebook, but not their love of classic cinema.

We here at the JIDF appreciate good film. Martin Scorsese is one of our favorite directors and is considered one of the greatest, if not the greatest director alive today. Robert DeNiro is widely considered one of the greatest actors. Taxi Driver is considered one of the greatest films ever made. A classic.

The JIDF appreciates these basic facts.

On one of our private JIDF accounts, we posted a photo of the fictional character "Travis Bickle" (played by Robert DeNiro) from the fictional film, Taxi Driver. The profile is not available to the public and only friends of that account can view the photos posted there. Friends on that account were also provided many explanations for our appreciation of classic cinema.

DISCLAIMER: We are posting the following photo only as a service to all Scorsese/DeNiro fans who can now be aware of the content which is forbidden on Facebook and might get your account deactivated. We do not post this as any sort of encouragement or promotion of any violence whatsoever. If a photo of a fictional character holding a fake gun for the purpose of cinematic art offends you in any way, shape, or form, please avert your eyes:


Again, this was posted on a private profile with explanations that it was from a film that we appreciated. It was NOT to promote any sort of violence whatsoever. Quite the contrary, we were merely promoting a classic film and and an incredible performance.

We'd like Mr. Zuckerberg to explain to us why we cannot share harmless photos from classic films on private profiles that only our friends can see. We'd also like to know why swift action is taken against the private promotion of Scorsese and DeNiro, but NOT against the public promotion of TRUE hatred and violence.

For example, please check out the following groups and fan pages on Facebook which are active and public by clicking on their names:

Dalal Al Mughrabi
Size: 964 members

M7eben el sayed Hassan Nasrallah
Size: 984 members

983 Fans
Please note, the JIDF fan page on Facebook currently has over 2,600 people actively reporting the aforementioned groups and fan pages.
Please get involved!

While we appreciate having the account reactivated (which we're not sure would have happened so quickly if we aren't who we are and if we didn't make certain calls), we believe the picture of DeNiro in Taxi Driver should be brought back as well. We also feel Facebook owes all of us some some sort of explanation about their stand against classic films and lax attitude toward the real promotions of hate, violence and terrorism.

We just don't understand what Facebook has against this romantic comedy:
(That's a joke, the real trailer can be found here.)
Zuckerberg, we're talkin' to you!

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