‘No evidence’ of Merah terror link

Posted: March 24, 2012 in censorship, Internet, world news
Tags: , ,

There is no evidence that gunman Mohamed Merah had links with al-Qaeda or other terror groups, a French official has said.

The official, who is close to the investigation into Merah’s killing spree, said there is no sign he had “trained or been in contact with organised groups or jihadists”.

 

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/0323/breaking30.html

One of the repercussions of this tragic event is now Pres. Sarkozy looks to censor the internet and  jail those who visit extremist web sites, and treat them the same way like those consuming child pornography. “Anyone who regularly consults Internet sites which promote terror or hatred or violence will be sentenced to prison,” he told a campaign rally in Strasbourg, in eastern France. “What is possible for pedophiles should be possible for trainee terrorists and their supporters, too.”

 Censoring the net in a democratic country like France is contradictory to what being democratic is all about. Giving up liberties for safety is a stupid and dangerous notion.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s