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YouTube suspends the Independent Scientology News channel which also covers the Nation of Islam

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  1. YouTube suspends the Independent Scientology News channel which also covers the Nation of Islam.

    YouTube has suspended my Independent Scientology News channel on the grounds that it violated YouTube's Community Guidelines against "hate speech." The channel covers Scientology and the Nation of Islam with a current emphasis on the anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic statements by Scientology Freedom Medal Winner Nation of Islam Minister Tony Muhammad.

    Tony Ortega covered the story today:

    YouTube runs interference for Scientology and its Nation of Islam bigot problem

    https://tonyortega.org/2019/06/10/youtube-runs-interference-for-scientology-and-its-nation-of-islam-bigot-problem/

    My purpose in posting here is to provide additional information.

    The suspension letter:

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    The result when one goes to my YouTube channel:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfbVNN1wapvI5ieUrU62BCw

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    The YouTube / Google appeal form limits the number of characters one can use. Given that limitation, I submitted the following appeal:

    * * * * * * BEGIN APPEAL * * * * *

    I am a journalist who covers Scientology & the Nation of Islam. As I state in the description of each video, my purpose is NOT to promote the anti-Semitic, racist & homophobic statements by Scientology Freedom Medal Winner Nation of Islam Minister Tony Muhammad, but instead to report on and expose his statements. The description of each video also includes numerous links to stories that report on and are critical of his statements My You'Tube videos have been published by Tony Ortega, the leading journalist on Scientology, and Mike Rinder of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath --

    https://tonyortega.org/2019/05/17/once-again-scientology-celebrates-a-nation-of-islam-bigot-tonight-in-los-angeles/

    https://www.mikerindersblog.org/an-update-on-the-anti-semitic-racist-and-homophobic-statements-by-tony-muhammad/

    https://www.mikerindersblog.org/tony-muhammad-searching-for-a-good-white-man-i-might-have-found-a-half-of-one/

    Removing my channel serves only to censor news reporting.

    * * * * * END APPEAL * * * * *

    In addition, the description under ALL of my videos explains:

    "This is a news report. The purpose of this video is NOT to promote the views and opinions expressed therein, but instead to report on them. Please see links below."


    Further, the description under ALL of my videos contains the following "other coverage" section:

    * * * * * * BEGIN QUOTATION * * * * *

    Other coverage of Scientology Freedom Medal Winner Nation of Islam Minister Tony Muhammad:

    Independent Scientology News YouTube channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfbVNN1wapvI5ieUrU62BCw

    "Once again, Scientology celebrates a Nation of Islam bigot tonight in Los Angeles."
    https://tonyortega.org/2019/05/17/once-again-scientology-celebrates-a-nation-of-islam-bigot-tonight-in-los-angeles/

    Tony Muhammad Searching for a “Good” White Man – “I might have found a half of one"
    https://www.mikerindersblog.org/tony-muhammad-searching-for-a-good-white-man-i-might-have-found-a-half-of-one/

    An Update on the Anti-Semitic, Racist and Homophobic Statements by Tony Muhammad
    https://www.mikerindersblog.org/an-update-on-the-anti-semitic-racist-and-homophobic-statements-by-tony-muhammad/

    Scientology is quick to cry ‘bigotry,’ but these photos prove David Miscavige’s hypocrisy
    https://tonyortega.org/2018/12/07/tom-cruise-has-one-and-now-here-are-the-new-winners-of-scientology-freedom-medals/

    Nation of Islam takes a bigoted swipe at Leah Remini and the ‘Jews’ behind her show
    https://tonyortega.org/2018/12/26/nation-of-islam-takes-a-bigoted-swipe-at-leah-remini-and-the-jews-behind-her-show/

    Scientology’s social media effort tries so hard to distract you from what’s really going on
    https://tonyortega.org/2019/02/07/scientologys-social-media-effort-tries-so-hard-to-distract-you-from-whats-really-going-on/

    For a compilation of anti-Semitic, anti-American, racsist and homophobic statements by Scientology Freedom Medal Winner Nation of Islam Minister Tony Muhammad, please see:

    http://www.forum.exscn.net/threads/scientology-awards-freedom-medal-to-nation-of-islam-min-tony-muhammad-who-promotes-anti-semitic-book.44564/

    https://whyweprotest.net/threads/scientology-awards-freedom-medal-to-nation-of-islam-min-tony-muhammad-who-promotes-anti-semitic-book.133481/

    Tony Ortega broke the story that Minister Tony Muhammad won the Church of Scientology's highest award, the Freedom Medal, in November 2017:
    https://tonyortega.org/2017/11/22/video-scientology-gives-its-highest-award-to-nation-of-islam-minister-who-thanks-allah/

    Later, in August 2018, the Church of Scientology gave Minister Tony Muhammad its Ebony Awakening Award.
    http://www.forum.exscn.net/threads/scientology-awards-freedom-medal-to-nation-of-islam-min-tony-muhammad-who-promotes-anti-semitic-book.44564/page-9#post-1179212

    * * * * * * END QUOTATION * * * * *

    Whenever a new relevant story (e.g., Tony Ortega's recent story, "Once again, Scientology celebrates a Nation of Islam bigot tonight in Los Angeles") was published, I added the title of that story and the link to ALL of my video descriptions. All of my videos had identical "other coverage" sections.

    Finally, after YouTube deleted first deleted three of my videos, I made a point of placing the following title card near the beginning of my most recent video about Tony Muhammad that I uploaded to YouTube:

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    Given the above, no rational person could conclude that I was promoting the anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic public statements by Tony Muhammad. Anyone who was even minimally rational could conclude only that I was trying to report on and expose Tony Muhammad's anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic statements.

    YouTube's removal of my channel did nothing to promote the fight against anti-Semitism, racism and homophobia. YouTube's removal of my channel only served to censor reporting on same.

    It is also significant that my YouTube channel was suspended for merely publishing "Fair Use" news excerpts of Tony Muhammad's Facebook videos, yet Tony Muhammad's Facebook account and his complete Facebook videos from which my news clips were excerpted remain.

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  2. YouTube has permanently terminated my Independent Scientology News channel. Tony Ortega has the story:

    YouTube permanently shutters channel that exposed Scientology’s bigotry

    https://tonyortega.org/2019/06/24/y...ers-channel-that-exposed-scientology-bigotry/

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    In addition to everything I said in the OP and elsewhere above, I want to add the following relatively minor point. Depending on the content reported in a given video, all of my videos were tagged with several or all of the following tags, among others:

    Anti-Semitism
    Antismitism
    bigot
    bigotry
    homophobic
    homophobia
    racism
    racist

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