Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Anarchy in the UK and the very serious people

A 17 year old boy in Britain who allegedly had a copy of the "The Anarchist Cookbook" has been charged with two counts of terrorism-related charges under the Terrorism Act 2000. Luckily he didn't have a copy of the Improvised Munitions Handbook by the US Department of Defense.

A quick Google news UK search shows that this story is mentioned less than 15 times, unlike the Ayaan Hirsi Ali story which has been mentioned over a 100 times. The latter with the obvious outcries by the very serious people about the restrictions of freedom of speech by the Dutch government, because the Dutch government doesn't want to pay over 2 million euros in protection fees for her while she works for the neocon American Enterprise Institute in the US. If only the British boy had insulted some Muslims instead of reading a book. That would have resulted in all the very serious people automatically writing columns and opinion pieces to his defense. Even if the boy was, according to the BBC story, "wearing a baggy, blue hooded top". Right?

1 comment:

Dush said...

HAHA OMG. Never saw this. The BBC article really wanted to say the defendent was a chav.