Twitter Linked to Al Qaeda?


by Linda McKinney

I was on Twitter for about sixteen months. I started using Twitter at the suggestion of a popular Conservative who said something about Conservatives needing to be there and on other “Social Media outlets” because that’s where we “take the fight to” the opposition (progressives/liberals).

I fell for it for a while. I’m not saying that the Conservative who said it was trying to make me “fall for” something. Quite the opposite, I’m sure. However, I am saying that it’s something that, when I thought about and did some research into it, I decided was the exact WRONG thing to do.


Thinking about it and looking into it, I decided that “Social Media” sites were not for me because in using them I am lending my name to the owners of those sites.

Facebook’s owner most of us are familiar with.

Twitter’s major owner is Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and using Twitter means that I lend my name (thus my credibility, my association) to someone who supports suicide bombers and beheadings and his company suggests terrorists for Twitter users to follow. Add to that the fact that he supported building the Ground Zero Mosque and after “donating” money to 9/11 relief,

”[T]he prince issued a press release blaming the 9/11 attacks on American support for Israel — while, as Alwaleed’s statement read, “our Palestinian brethren continue to be slaughtered at the hands of the Israelis.”

Blame America first. He’s linked to Al Qaeda and the guy who conspired to derail a Canadian train (who is tied to Al Qaeda). He may have a false charity that raises money but donates it to Al Qaeda, and the charity’s board is under indictment by the Treasury Department, too. To my way of thinking, none of those are things to which I wish to lend my name, and thus, my tacit endorsement. There are other things this guy has done, is suspected of doing, etc., but I’ll stop there.

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