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For Prime Day 2021, we introduced you to memorable minority-owned brands to support year-round, and now you can continue to push this mission forward with the Black-owned home brands we’ve listed below. The celebration never stops! You’ll definitely continue to shop from these businesses when the month is over.
British Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary has been blocked from joining employment networking site LinkedIn, the latest decision among major social media platforms to ban him.
A LinkedIn spokesperson said the account belonging to Choudary, who was convicted on terrorism charges in 2016 and once praised the Sept. 11 hijackers as Muslims “carrying out their Islamic responsibility and duty” with the attack, was taken down because the platform doesn’t “allow any terrorist organizations or violent extremist groups on our platform.”
“And we don’t allow any individuals who affiliate with such organizations or groups to promote their activities,” the company said in a statement. “We enforce those rules to help keep LinkedIn safe, trusted and professional. These rules apply to everyone on LinkedIn and if they are violated, we take action.”
Choudary had already been blocked from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, with a spokesperson for the latter two saying his accounts violated its Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policies.
“Under these rules, we ban organizations or individuals that proclaim a violent mission or engage in organized hate or violence,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
“That was quick, a record, just five days after I set up my account,” Choudary told Sky News on July 29 of his ban from Twitter.
Choudary asserted he was “quite moderate” in his Twitter posts and that the company did not provide a reason for blocking him. The companies did not immediately disclose whether a particular post led to their actions. He had been posting about his interpretation of the Quran and Sharia before his accounts were deactivated.
The Washington Examiner contacted Twitter for comment but did not immediately receive a response.
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