Wait, What? Zuckerberg May Be Under a Fatwa

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech on the 17th anniversary of death of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, in his mausoleum just outside Tehran, Iran, Sunday, June 4, 2006. Khamenei, warned Sunday that energy supplies from the Gulf region would be disrupted if Iran came under attack from the United States and insisted his country would not give up the right to produce nuclear fuel. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock – or you’re a man-baby who retreated to a pig farm and cut off all communications after Trump’s election – you know that come-to-life Commander Data replica Mark Zuckerberg has been testifying before Congress this week.

A lot of people are royally ticked off at the billionaire and his company. There is no shortage of people who would love to see him and his gazillion page user agreements go down in flames.

But in some places, the sentiment is much more…pronounced.

Like Iran, where apparently the Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a fatwa against Zuckerberg, though perhaps not by name.

On Wednesday, Iran’s ruling Imam addressed government officials about the dangers of social media and declared invading the privacy of social media users to be in violation of Islamic law. The state media reported the details.


While meeting with a group of government managers and officials on April 9, 2018, Ayatollah Khamenei announced a fatwa regarding the privacy of users on social media  networks and internet messengers:

“The officials must safeguard the people’s and the country’s security and privacy. Invading the privacy and security of the people is religiously forbidden, and against the Islamic law and must not be undertaken.”


Hilariously, the Ayatollah’s fatwa was also sent out via his twitter account. 

In other news, the Ayatollah of Iran has a Twitter account.

Yo, Zuck…run! You in danger, girl!


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