A blog that chronicled the rise of Sharia in the West and the persecution of Christians worldwide was told abruptly by WordPress Monday that its content was no longer welcome on the platform.
In an automated message, Creeping Sharia was informed that it had violated WordPress’ terms of service, and that it was no longer welcome to use the platform. The message said:
Upon review of your WordPress.com site we have determined that your content does not align with our Terms of Service or User Guidelines. As stated in our Terms, we may choose to stop providing service to an account at any time, for any reason, or none at all. As such, your site has been suspended and will not be returned.
Creeping Sharia’s apparent crime was reporting stories like Islamist terror attacks that killed Christians in Nigeria, or that Mohammad was the number one name for baby boys in Berlin, Germany in 2018.
The site describes itself on Twitter as “Documenting news on the threat of Islamic sharia law and jihad to freedoms in the U.S., and beyond.”
The topic of censorship by Big Tech is at the forefront of political discourse.
The purge of Creeping Sharia is the latest in a wave of de-platforming by large technology platforms.
Two weeks ago, high-profile conservatives Laura Loomer, Milo Yiannopoulos, Alex Jones, and Paul Joseph Watson were all banned from Facebook and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook. Loomer, Yiannopoulos, and Jones have all been banned from Twitter.
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