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“Troops Out” you say? You're fokkin' nicked then. If you're muslim, live in the UK and say it on Facebook that is. This was the fate of Azhar Ahmed, 19, who chose Facebook as his medium to express his disgust that the deaths of 6 British soldiers serving in the occupation of Afghanistan was treat as a much more solemn and grief stricken event than the regular killings of Afghan civilians. In language not much more colourful (well, maybe just a bit) than you'd find in the pages of SchNEWS.
“People gassin about the deaths of Soldiers! What about the innocent familys who have been brutally killed.. The women who have been raped..The children who have been sliced up..! Your enemy's were the Taliban not innocent harmful families. All soldiers should DIE & go to HELL! THE LOWLIFE FOKKIN SCUM! gotta problem go cry at your at your soldiers grave & wish him hell because thats where he is going..”
As a result of his internet diatribe (hardly the first angry anti-imperialist posting t.eh internets have ever seen), Azhar has been arrested in for a "racially aggravated public order offence".
As astute readers will no doubt be aware, “soldier” is not a race. There's no mention of race or religion in his post, but, if you're Muslim in Britain, you can pretty much forget any freedom of speech niceties that we bandy around when we compare ourselves to despotic foreign regimes that crush peoples' human rights.
Azhar will appear at Dewsbury Magistrates Court on 20 March 2011. Other Facebook commenters have decided to pitch in their two-penneth over his allegedly racist rant with actually racist comments such as ”Dirty smelly greasy bastard needs f*king torturing the dirty paki bastard!!” and “Cheeky smelly pakki c*nt wants tying to a tree n shooting …Smelly f*kker..Lock him up n throw the key away ..Grrrhhhh….SKUM…!!” Needless to say, there have been no arrests in connection to these posts.
The English Defence League couldn't have hoped for a better recruiting sergeant than the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich last week.
'Ground the Drones' demo to take place in Lincoln this Saturday as UK expands armed drone programme - and international resistance to the Drone Wars amps up.
UK ISM activist expecting imminent deportation after arrest by Israeli military
Civil liberties activists in Germany and elsewhere are taking a novel, and militant, approach to CCTV culture.
Robot wars in Afghanistan are set to increase when the Ministry of Defence unveils it's new five armed Reaper drones...
No justice for ISM activist Rachel Corrie, killed by the Israeli Defence force in Gaza 2003
“Whose Games? Whose City?" peaceful demonstration calling on the Olympic bogus scheduled for this Saturday in Mile End Park in East London at midday
European Parliament rejects The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)