Khaled Abu Toameh is the only honest Arab reporter I know of.
Facebook temporarily shut down The Jerusalem Post reporter Khaled Abu Toameh’s Facebook page, possibly in response to a campaign by anti-Israel activists who object to Abu Toameh’s views on corruption within the Palestinian Authority.
On Monday, Abu Toameh posted a link to an Arabic report in a Jordanian newspaper about the corruption trial of former Jordanian intelligence chief. He also posted a link to an acerbic blog post slamming the PA that he wrote for the Gatestone Institute, where he is a contributor.
“The truth sometimes hurts,” Abu Toameh wrote in the blog post. “That is why the Palestinian Authority has been working hard to prevent the outside world from hearing about many occurrences that reflect negatively on its leaders or people.”
Hate mail and death threats poured into Abu Toameh’s inbox. While the veteran reporter has received hate mail before, he said the response to the last two posts was overwhelming.
Then, without warning, his Facebook profile was terminated.
A notice said that the account was temporarily closed “for security reasons.”
The account was reopened 24 hours later, but with the two posts deleted and no explanation.
Abu Toameh pointed out that Facebook allows Hamas leaders and known terrorists to maintain profiles.
Yeah, but terrorists are cool! And you can Like them on Facebook!