Twitter Verifies Muslim Brotherhood Account After Booting Alt-Right Users

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief
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Critics are excoriating Twitter’s recent decision to validate the violent, anti-Semitic tweets of the Muslim Brotherhood on its website. The social media giant has granted verification to Ikhwan Web, the official online feed of the Israel-hating, terrorist-abetting Muslim Brotherhood.

The “blue badge” of verification essentially places the Twitter stamp of approval on an organization’s online feed. (RELATED: Twitter Suspends Its CEO At Same Time As Alt-Right Purge)

The House Judiciary Committee has approved legislation recognizing the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. The Brotherhood has been banned in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Russia. It exists in cyberspace through an online presence that includes its English-language affiliate Ikhwan.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, which documents anti-Semitism around the world, has condemned the Muslim Brotherhood for its virulent anti-Jewish language that has characterized the organization form the beginning.

With Twitter’s official sanction of the radical Muslim mouthpiece, some prominent U.S. legislators are accusing the company of indirect complicity in the Muslim Brotherhood’s active involvement in terrorist acts and global Jihad.

‎”Verifying the Muslim Brotherhood’s Twitter feed helps further their narrative of civilization-Jihad,” Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, told the Washington Free Beacon.

Cruz has been a consistent and vocal critic of the Brotherhood and was instrumental in promulgating legislation that designated the group as a terrorist organization. (RELATED: Twitter Initiates Mass Purge Of Prominent Alt-Right Accounts Following Trump Victory)

Critics of Twitter are wondering just how the highly-influential internet site decides what is acceptable and what is not. It has been accused of repressing conservative opinions, ejecting conservative users and quietly “shadow blocking” conservative critics.

The Muslim Brotherhood verification comes almost two weeks after Twitter banned users associated with the white nationalist alt-right movement.

“This is corporate Stalinism,” Richard Spencer told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Twitter is trying to airbrush the Alt Right out of existence. They’re clearly afraid. They will fail!”

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