Facebook has the following text in its TOS:
7.You will not post content that: is hateful, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.
According to the above, Facebook decided to close down a Facebook group called "Everyone Draw Mohammed Day" where the intention was to post non-offensive depictions of the prophet Mohammed in solidarity with the people who have had their lives taken by Muslim extremists intolerant of any criticism directed at their religion. In case you were unaware, some Muslim extremists believe that the Prophet Mohammed is not to be depicted at all (not even positive images!).
Question: According to the parts of the text I have underlined, did Facebook legitimately find a violation of the above, legally speaking?
In other words, even if depictions aren't "hateful" per se, is the fact that people get offended sufficient grounds for Facebook to close down a group? If so, why can I not get Facebook to close down a Meat Lovers group after I complained to them that I was offended as a vegetarian?
Or perhaps the group was in violation of the "incites violence" part. Does it matter if the content isn't inciting violence in and of itself, but rather people just look at that and decide to materalize their anger with violent acts?
Something tells me Facebook is simply bending over backwards to global threats more than finding a violation of their terms.