A Muslim and former contributor at CNN called to “eradicate” Senior Advisor to President Donald J. Trump Kellyanne Conway on Twitter Saturday, promoting violence against her.
“You are ‘the depraved evil’ we need to eradicate,” Reza Aslan said in response to a Tweet from Conway who was condemning recent acts of violence.
This Tweet clearly violates Twitter’s Terms of Service, which disallow abuse/harassment, but so far, the company has not taken any action.
“You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. This includes wishing or hoping that someone experiences physical harm,” Twitters terms say.
This is not the first time Aslan has called for violence on the platform. In the wake of the Covington Catholic scandal, in which the news media painted a teenager as a racist for smirking at a Native American man, despite the fact that the Native American man clearly instigated the confrontation, Aslan encouraged violence against the teenager at the center of the controversy.
“Honest question. Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s?” Aslan asked, sharing the out-of-context photo that sparked the controversy.
Both of the Tweets are still live on Aslan’s account, and Twitter has taken no action against him.
Meanwhile, right wing pundits have been completely banned from the site for far less, including Laura Loomer, who was labeled an anti-Muslim bigot and nuked from Twitter after calling Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) “anti-Jewish.”
Loomer is currently suing the tech giant, as well as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) over her ban.
Peter D'Abrosca is a freelance investigative reporter, author, and conservative political commentator.
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