Michael Savage has now earned his badge of honor. The Facebook Police has has temporarily blocked the talk-radio host from posting stories to his page after he put up a link to a story about a Muslim migrant killing a pregnant woman in Germany.
According to WND A message from the social media giant on Savage’s page said: “You recently posted something that violates Facebook policies, so you’re temporarily blocked from using this feature.”
The message then refers the user to Facebook’s “Community Standards” and states the block will be active for 21 hours.
Facebook’s “Community Standards” page lists “hate speech” as one of its prohibitions, along with “violence and graphic content,” and nudity.
The article linked by Savage was about a pregnant woman in Reutlingen, Germany, who was hacked to death with a meat cleaver by a 21-year-old Syrian refugee.
On his show Monday, Savage chastised Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, saying he “doesn’t care about my audience.”
“He doesn’t care about the audience of conservatives. He’d rather you all drop dead and go home,” Savage said.
Savage described Zuckerberg as a “classless citizen who enjoys all the benefits of America, enjoys all of the wealth that America has given him, and he stabs America in the back by siding with the Islamic terrorist nations of Iran and Saudi Arabia.”
“That’s why he would ban me from posting an article, which I didn’t write, incidentally,” Savage said. “It was a link an article about a Muslim in Germany, about a week ago, who cut a nine-month pregnant woman to death in the street.
“Zuckerberg found that offensive and anti-Islamic.”
In December, as WND reported, Facebook removed a post on Savage’s site of photographs of a 2006 protest outside the Embassy of Denmark in London that featured signs warning of beheading and death for “those who insult Islam.” At that time, Facebook also “determined that it violated Facebook community standards.”
In the 2006 photos, messages in placards held up by the London demonstrators included, “Behead those who insult Islam,” “Freedom go to hell,” “Europe. Take some lessons from 9/11” and “Be prepared for the real Holocaust.”
In December, Savage noted that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey had recently praised Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for Zuckerberg’s Facebook post in support of Muslims who fear “they will be persecuted for the actions of others.”
“What more needs to be said? Erdogan is a dictator who censors all critics, banishes opposition politicians and arrests journalists,” Savage told WND.
“It would be like Hitler congratulating an American media mogul for saying, ‘Not all Germans are Nazis, and Hitler is misunderstood,’” he said.
“How can another Jewish liberal billionaire be committing cultural suicide? Why are liberal Jews so blind to their own survival? Why do they always side with their enemies?”
Savage said in December it’s only a matter of time before “any and all criticisms of Islam will be considered hate speech by Zuckerberg and the Obama goons.”
“I am banned in Britain and soon banned from Facebook?”
In 2009, Savage was banned from entering the U.K. by Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s government, which lumped him together with Muslim jihadists and leaders of racist groups for “seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred,” as WND reported.
In December, Attorney General Loretta Lynch told a Muslim activist group that she would prosecute anti-Muslim rhetoric that “edges toward violence,” sparking widespread criticism that prompted her to walk back the remarks.
Also in December, the British government posted online a citizens’ petition calling to ban Donald Trump from entering the United Kingdom.
In May 2009, then-British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced that Savage was on a list of 16 people banned from entry because the government believed their views might provoke violence. Smith said it was “important that people understand the sorts of values and sorts of standards that we have here, the fact that it’s a privilege to come and the sort of things that mean you won’t be welcome in this country.”
A year later, Prime Minister David Cameron’s new government informed Savage it would continue the ban unless he repudiated statements made on his broadcasts that were deemed a threat to public security.
Again, the government didn’t cite any statements.