MEMRI September 13, 2018 Special Announcements No.659
YouTube Censors MEMRI, Removing – For 'Inappropriate Content' – MEMRI TV
Clip Exposing Anti-Gay Statements By Sheikh Abu Abdillah In Queens, N.Y.
A MEMRI TV clip posted on February 26, 2018 on the MEMRI TV YouTube channel
exposed Sheikh Abu Abdillah Ismaeel making anti-gay statements in a Friday
sermon at the Masjid Ahlul Quran Wa Sunnah mosque in Queens, N.Y. In the
MEMRI TV clip, Sheikh said: "Satan slowly but surely is getting at the
Muslims, trying to get our religion to change... either to become extreme
bloodthirsty murderers... or to become fags." He continued: "As far as I am
concerned, it's not politically incorrect, it doesn't go against any
constitutional laws to call them a fag, a homosexual, a lowlife, a savage."
People, he said, were trying "to take a Quranic verse and misconstrue it, to
take a hadith and misconstrue it, to justify homosexuality, to justify
terrorism, to justify murder, to justify stealing or violating people's
YouTube: "Video Removed: Inappropriate Content"
On August 26, YouTube removed this MEMRI TV clip from the channel, posting
the message "Video Removed: Inappropriate content."
YouTube also posted on the page a notification explaining that the video had
been "flagged for review" – that is, by YouTube users – and that YouTube had
subsequently "determined that it violates our guidelines." It added, "We've
removed it from YouTube and assigned a Community Guidelines strike, or
temporary penalty, to your account" and warned: "If you receive three or
more of one of the types of strikes listed above, we may have to disable