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The Nation of Islam's official Twitter account was banned on Monday, apparently for criticizing Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.
NOI's Brother Abdul Qiyam Muhammad tweeted: "Unsurprisingly, Twitter,Inc. has suspended The Nation of Islam’s official account: @OfficialNOI."
NOI's Rizza Islam was targeted by the White House as one of 12 social media accounts behind 65% of the vaccine misinformation online.
Black Twitter reacted to NOI's ban on Tuesday.
One Twitter user wrote: "They used the vaccines to get to the NOI. NOI breaks no rules so they needed another way to ban them. Labeling disagreeing with the vaccines as dangerous was the perfect cover. This ain’t about those damn vaccines. White ppl don’t want them either. It was about getting the NOI."
Another user tweeted: "4 years of Donald Trump and there was no censorship. 6 months of Biden and look at this! So much for the lesser two evils."
And a third wrote: "But #WhiteSupremacists are untouched."
The White House claims just 12 social media accounts are responsible for 65% of Covid-19 mRNA vaccine misinformation online.
The White House based its opinion on an article by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH).
After analyzing 812,000 anti-vaccine posts on Facebook and Twitter, the CCDH determined that just 12 people shared 65% of anti-vaccine posts.
Rizza Islam runs of the 12 accounts behind most online vaccine misinformation, according to the CCDH.
The other 12 accounts include Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Joseph Mercola, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, Ty & Charlene Bollinger, and others.
Rizza Islam is described as a "religious zealot" and a "California based Scientologist with a large Instagram following."
Most of the 12 have been banned from other social media sites. The White House wants them banned on Facebook as well. But Facebook is hesitant to ban them because the 12 accounts have over 59 million followers between them.
Last Friday, Pres. Joe Biden accused Facebook of "killing people" by declining the White House's request to remove the 12 accounts for spreading conspiracy theories, hoaxes, and other misinformation.
In a press release over the weekend, Facebook responded by saying the White House was making Facebook a "scapegoat" because Biden missed his July 4 goal of 70% of Americans with at least one vaccine dose.
On Monday, Biden backtracked, saying that while he meant what he said about Facebook helping to spread misinformation, he didn't really mean Facebook was literally killing people.
Capitol police identified 25-year-old Noah Green as the man who rammed two Capitol officers with his car.
The member of the Nation of Islam recently lost his job, was despondent and sought spiritual help.
Police say Green rammed his car into a barricade, injuring two Capitol police officers.
Police opened fire on Green as he exited his car wielding a knife. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Green referred to himself as "Brother Noah X" in a lengthy Facebook post. He complained about Covid-19, unemployment, the rising national debt, and political division.
"To be honest these past few years have been tough and these past few months have been tougher," Green wrote on March 16. "I have been tried with some of the biggest, unimaginable tests in my life. I am currently now unemployed after I left my job partly due to afflictions, but ultimately, in search of a spiritual journey.
"There is much confusion in this day and age in my perspective. The ongoing COVID crisis, unemployment, rising National Debt, division within the political sphere, rumors of war and the like. But one thing I'm assured everyone can lean on is faith in the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as the man who can carry us through the dark hour."
He encouraged everyone to study the Book of Revelations and to learn the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
In closing, he wrote, "Please repost and share. Peace and blessings, Brother Noah X."