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Twitter has informed conservative journalist Michelle Malkin that her 2015 tweet of cartoons of Islam’s prophet Muhammad violated Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy laws.

The laws are punishable by death, noted the Gateway Pundit.

Michelle Malkin (Wikimedia Commons)

Malkin said in a tweet Wednesday that Twitter is “warning me to get legal counsel because anti-blasphemy Muslim zealots complained that my Mohammed Cartoons tweet violates Pakistan’s laws.”

Malkin said she’s written to Twitter’s legal and media relations departments “seeking answers and comment on why American citizens who use their service are now subject to Pakistan’s oppressive anti-blasphemy laws.”

She’s received no response.

In an email to Twitter, Malkin stated she’s an American citizen “who rejects sharia law” and she “never agreed to any terms of service limiting tweets” on her “American law-abiding opinions of sharia and Islam” when she signed up for Twitter.

“I would like to know who or what government agency, private organization or individual complained about my tweet, when they did so, and what criteria you will use to decide whether to take any action on the reported content,” she wrote.

Section 295B of Pakistan’s criminal code criminalizes “defiling the Holy Quran” and carries a penalty of life imprisonment.

It mandates that those who “by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representation, or by any imputation innuendo, or insinuation, directly, defiles the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life and shall also be liable for fine.”

Blogger and author Pamela Geller received the same warning from Twitter after she criticized Muslim social and political activist Linda Sarsour.


WND reported last month that Twitter informed the author of a book analyzing the minds of Islamic terrorists that he was at risk of violating the Muslim-majority nation’s notorious statute.

“It’s just absolutely surreal and Kafkaesque that a social-media giant in the free world is trying to enforce blasphemy laws — or, for now, carrying the message,” said Jamie Glazov, the author of “Jihadist Psychopath.”

It was a tweet promoting his book that drew the complaint. Twitter then informed Glazov of the complaint and suggested he hire a lawyer.

Referring to the Pakistani Christian who was jailed for a decade on blasphemy charges, Glazov said Twitter “basically is “saying it’s on the side of those masses in Pakistan rioting on the streets that want the blood of Asia Bibi.”

Glazov received the notice from Twitter on Dec. 22. He said he has heard nothing from Twitter since then.

———- Forwarded message ———

From: Twitter Legal <>

Date: Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 7:27 AM

Subject: Twitter Receipt of Correspondence

To: @JamieGlazov <>


We are writing to inform you that Twitter has received official correspondence regarding your Twitter account, @JamieGlazov.

The correspondence claims that the following content is in violation of Pakistan law:Section 37 of PECA-2016, Section 295 B and Section 295 C of the Pakistan penal code


Twitter has not taken any action on the reported content at this time. We are only writing to inform you that content posted to your account has been mentioned in a complaint.

This notice is not legal advice. You may wish to consult legal counsel about this matter. If you believe we have contacted you in error, please let us know by replying to this email.

For more general information on legal requests, please refer to the following Help Center article:



The wife of a man in a Saudi prison for “insulting Islam” also received the Twitter notice, according to Jihad Watch Director Robert Spencer.

And Twitter notified Canadian columnist Anthony Furey and reformist imam Mohammed Tawhidi that they have violated Pakistani law.


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