Twitter’s Legal Department has sent me an Email informing me that I have broken Pakistan’s Law. I have attached the Tweet in question, so judge for yourselves.
I am not from Pakistan nor am I a Pakistani citizen. Pakistan has no authority over what I say. Get out of here. pic.twitter.com/wsVacLXpJm
— Imam Mohammad Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) December 3, 2018
Twitter’s legal team has sent official correspondence to at least two very vocal critics of radical Islam ‘in violation of Pakistani law’. Imam Tawhidi, a progressive Muslim scholar from Australia received an email on 3rd December informing him that a particular tweet of his has broken Pakistani law.
His tweet was regarding the attack by a knife-wielding attacker in Melbourne who stabbed a few people hours after the Friday prayer. Below is the tweet for which Imam Tawhidi got the correspondence from Twitter.
Similarly, Ensaf Haider, a Canadian human rights activist and wife of Raif Badawi, a Saudi writer and dissident who has been imprisoned for his satirical blogs against Saudi regimes, too received similar notice of having violated Pakistani law.
Her tweet against niqab which triggered the legal correspondence is below.
– Retweet if you're against niqab.
– Retweeter si vous êtes contre le niqab. pic.twitter.com/CXwxWUh9Hb
— Ensaf haidar ⚜️? (@miss9afi) August 20, 2018