Conservative Lee Stranahan Has YouTube Account Taken Down for DISCUSSING Radical Islam
Lee Stranahan is an American journalist and talk radio host. Lee has a long history of reporting in depth investigations on subjects like the violent #Occupy movement, immigration and radical Islam for Breitbart.com and Sputnik News.
He previously wrote for Huffington Post and Daily Kos.
This morning Lee Stranahan had his YouTube Channel taken down for his videos discussing radical Islam.
Lee had over 1,000 videos posted over the last 10 years.
Lee wrote The Gateway Pundit about this development.
Via Lee Stranahan:
Despite avoiding the catastrophe of a Hillary Clinton victory, we live in perilous times.
When I was the lead investigative journalist at Breitbart News, I get a series of stories that exposed the danger of the explosion in Sunni extremism around the world. Part of that exposure included showing scenes from the recruitment videos that groups like Al-Shabaab are using in American cities.
These terrorist recruitment videos are frightening in their bluntness and expose the lie – currently being perpetuated by people like National Security Advisor HR McMaster – that terrorism is somehow an aberration from Islam. The words of the terrorists themselves make it clear that they are the devoutist of the devout and that they see this is a battle against Western civilization.
In order to let people see this for themselves, I used short excerpts from some of these videos in various Breitbart News stories. None of these clips contained graphic violence but simply the terrorists speaking in their own words, in videos that were being distributed on an underground network of terror recruitment operating in the United States.
As a result of posting these frightening clips that challenge the establishment media narrative about the nature of Islam, I was given three “Community Guideline” strikes that have now caused YouTube to remove all of my videos: nearly 1000 videos that I’ve created over the past 10 years.
Despite the fact that the videos exposing the danger of terrorist recruitment were posted for a journalistic purpose, published on one of the most trafficked new sites in the country, and clearly serve the public good by allowing citizens to see the danger they face, they were used as a means to take down all of my videos. My appeal to Google was denied.
This termination is not restricted to my account alone, and follows a long period it of demonitization of thousands of videos by political commentators on YouTube.
I started doing political commentary on YouTube 10 years ago. I owe much of my career to the people I was able to reach through what I saw as the technological democratization of video delivery. To see all of that work gone in the blink of an eye is sobering, especially coming just 36 hours after CNN’s Jake Tapper suggested that the FBI investigated me over my fireMcMaster.com activism.
None of these setbacks, however, will silence me and I’ll simply find other means to bring the truth to people.
Lee spoke about this today on Periscope.
— Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) August 13, 2017