Orwell, Eat Your Heart Out: UK Man On Trial For Anti-War Facebook CommentChris | InformationLiberation
Sep. 19, 2012
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In a scene reminiscent of the torture chapter in 1984 by George Orwell where the main character Winston is tortured into saying his torturer holding up four fingers is actually holding up five, because "the party" says four is five, Azhar Ahmed, a 20 year-old man from the UK, has been made to prostrate himself before a UK court for the "crime" of posting an anti-war facebook comment.
The Telegraph reports:
Azhar Ahmed, 20, admitted what he wrote was ''unacceptable'' in the status update on the social networking site after reading about the deaths of the soldiers in March has told a court.Of course, what he said, perhaps with the exception of the "all soldiers should die & go to hell" part, which was his personal opinion, was entirely true -- but being faced with threats of jail for your speech no doubt has a way of changing your mind.
If you think the UK's soldiers are "spreading freedom" with their occupation, please watch this video of British soldiers beating up some Iraqi children as the British cameraman, Corporal Martin Webster, sadistically revels in the children being beaten as though their every scream gave him a demonic orgasm. Please listen to his "grossly offensive" speech and tell me what you think, do you think he was brought up on charges for it? Don't make me laugh, he got off scot free. See, it's only "grossly offensive" if it goes against the propaganda narrative of the government.
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