Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:31 PM
Jillian C. York
In the wake of a horrific rampage, in which Mohamed Merah (now dead after a 32-hour standoff with police) reportedly murdered three French soldiers, three young Jewish schoolchildren, and a rabbi, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France has begun calling for criminal penalties for citizens who visit web sites that advocate for terror or hate. "From now on, any person who habitually consults Web sites that advocate terrorism or that call for hatred and violence will be criminally punished," Sarkozy was reported as saying.
Apart from the obvious flaws in Sarkozy's plan - users, can, of course, use anonymizing tools to view the material or simply access it from a variety of locations to avoid appearing as "habitual" viewers--there are numerous other reasons to be concerned about criminalizing access to information.
First, there's no guarantee that criminalizing access to hate speech or terrorist content will end the very real problems of hate crime and terrorism. Extremist violence didn't start with the Internet and it won't end with it, either.
Second, who defines "hate speech"? In France, that definition includes Holocaust denial, which in the past resulted in Yahoo! discontinuing auctions of Nazi memoribilia (the collectors of which are not, by any stretch, all sympathizers). And negative comments about France's Muslim community have also resulted in criminal penalties, most notably in the case of actress Brigitte Bardot, who has been convicted five times for "inciting racial hatred." While Holocaust denial and comments about Muslims such as those made by Bardot may be deplorable, they should not be criminal.
Finally, while Sarkozy is not-yet-calling for websites to be blocked, it wouldn't be a stretch; after all, France already offers mechanisms for blocking child pornography and "incitement to terrorism and racial hatred." If Sarkozy were to decide censorship is the answer, one major risk would be overblocking: there's nary a country in the world that censors the Internet without collateral damage (in Australia, for example, testing on a would-be censorship regime found the site of a dentist blocked, among others).
EFF has serious concerns about the implications of Sarkozy's comments. When a democratic country such as France decides to censor or criminalize speech, it is not just the French that suffer, but the world, as authoritarian regimes are given easy justification for their own censorship. We urge French authorities to judge crime on action, not expression.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:00 PM
They have one common enemy...the christians.
Wanna go to war against your brothers?
That's all they do, and nothing else.
They get themselves elected, then destroy our countries.
But first they had to get rid of kings.... and tsars.
Now the US population is on the chopping block.
It's time to stop the genocide of christians.
Time to get rid of our enemies, and the enemies of God.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:20 PM
Why/how people cannot see this, is beyond me!
That's simple, the Jew owned media that cover up their crimes and blame wrong people or countries. Anyone that gets too close to the truth is destroyed by the Jew owned media. That is part or the Jew world order for it to work.
OWS was a good thought but there is a reason why these protests don't work, they need to first take out /expose in a huge way the lies of the Jew media that protects the criminals.
Edited by Mario Milano, 23 March 2012 - 11:06 PM.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:57 PM
Sarkrazy is so predictable.
First, the totalitarian fascist State kills kids and innocents, and then it uses their deaths to kill free speech and democracy.
Below are two reports from Russia Today and Infowars.com about Sarkrazy's attack on free speech and free thought. Remember: the bodies of the victims of the latest state terror incident in France have not even been buried yet. This is sick and disturbing. This is political exploitation of murder and tragedy at its most vile.
RT: "Sarkozy: Visiting hate and terror websites will be punished," March 22, 2012:
The Toulouse murders and the operation of the alleged killer might bring additional political scores to Nicolas Sarkozy ahead of the future presidential elections, writer Diana Johnstone told RT.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:10 PM
This proves to me they got the wrong guy..............
Yep! I agree the whole thing was orchestrated from start to finish. And now
comes the big payoff for the perps...internet censorship. Closing down the
sites that expose their criminal machinations.They shot a Rabbi and his two
kids in cold blood to get the jews on board. These are some cold blooded
bastards.They may not even be human.
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