May 24, 2013

In The Wake Of Woolwich, Authorities Crackdown On Twitter Users

From The Daily Mail (emphasis mine):

Two men have been arrested for making alleged offensive comments on Twitter after the murder of a British soldier.

MailOnline understands the pair had tweeted using inflammatory language and were trying to organise an anti-Muslim protest in Bristol following the execution of Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, in Woolwich two days ago.

Complaints were made to Avon and Somerset Police about remarks that appeared on the social networking website, which were of a racist or anti-religious nature.

Let me see if I understand this... Two Muslims citing the Quran butcher an innocent non-Muslim man in the street, but it's two Twitter users who are "inciting religious hatred"?

This is the world in which we live. Journalists are more frightened of rowdy protesters than remorseless murderers, politicians cater to a hateful religious ideology, and a religiously motivated murder isn't incitement, but a tweet expressing outrage is.

Naturally, that Twitter crackdown doesn't apply to those really inciting religious hatred. In case you were worried about that...

By DMartyr at 10:10 AM | Comments |