Comments for Index on Censorship https://www.indexoncensorship.org the voice of free expression Tue, 26 May 2015 01:19:32 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=307 Comment on Padraig Reidy: James Rhodes and the visceral need to be heard by Marie https://www.indexoncensorship.org/2015/05/padraig-reidy-james-rhodes-poetry-of-witness/#comment-2371156 Tue, 26 May 2015 01:19:32 +0000 https://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=66316#comment-2371156 I think it’s very ironic that his ex-wife, Kathleen Tessaro, is a popular writer, who tried very hard to censor Rhodes, another writer. It actually very troubling to me that a writer could resort to censoring another writer. I don’t buy the claim that she thought publication would harm their child – instead, she should have thought that it could empower the child, as long as the parents handled it appropriately. Tessaro failed miserably at the “appropriately” part.

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Comment on Padraig Reidy: James Rhodes and the visceral need to be heard by John Allman https://www.indexoncensorship.org/2015/05/padraig-reidy-james-rhodes-poetry-of-witness/#comment-2371131 Fri, 22 May 2015 16:26:56 +0000 https://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=66316#comment-2371131 Je suis James.
https://johnallmanuk.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/je-suis-james-pianist-finally-allowed-to-tell-his-story-of-sexual-abuse/

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Comment on Padraig Reidy: Why did the government panic over a few letters on farming? by Patricia Hughes https://www.indexoncensorship.org/2015/05/padraig-reidy-regressive-step-an-age-where-we-need-open-government/#comment-2371102 Sun, 17 May 2015 11:58:01 +0000 https://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=66214#comment-2371102 Enjoyed that but not sure if the last sentence runs too well, or that could just be me.

Also just want to add that when the question arose of what would happen if we were faced with a hung parliament after the election, and there was talk of Cameron staging a ‘coup’ etc. I found that did suddenly focus the mind on what would happen if political parties were in dispute following an election, and the thought of the monarchy somehow stepping in, whilst everything in turmoil, was quite frightening – especially if it was Charles, or any monarch to be honest. May seem a far fetched scenario, but could happen amidst confusion, and dispute.

That is why think it imperative to think of some form of Presidency instead, with an elected person, rather than a monarch who is there simply because they were born into a family that won a battle many centuries ago, so there on dodgy terms as it is. Think it a debate needed before next election – just the thought of the possibility of monarchy stepping in should worry us more, and as said does foucus the mind more on such, and we should really address the fact that we need a full written constitution to ensure these matters are not grey areas, but fully resolved.

But that thought was quite unnerving – and perhaps something that should be considered more. Especially if we are heading into hung parliament territory in the future.

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Comment on Azerbaijani journalist appeals to Christiane Amanpour to help jailed colleagues by Postman https://www.indexoncensorship.org/2015/05/azerbaijani-journalist-appeals-to-christiane-amanpour-to-help-jailed-colleagues/#comment-2371089 Fri, 15 May 2015 19:42:49 +0000 https://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=66242#comment-2371089 All the people mentioned in the letter are sentenced for the particular reasons. What’s the reason of sending a letter to Ms. Christiane Amanpour?

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Comment on New extremism laws would stifle free speech by Michael Cecil https://www.indexoncensorship.org/2015/05/new-extremism-laws-would-stifle-free-speech/#comment-2371088 Fri, 15 May 2015 10:21:52 +0000 https://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=66208#comment-2371088 According to the Quran, “Allah will hurl Truth at falsehood until only Truth reigns supreme.” But the media simply will NOT allow (and the Index on Censorship simply does not CARE about) the Truth of the Revelations in the Quran to be publicized; for example, the Truth about the Revelation of “the resurrection” (see my website) which is LETHAL to the demonic doctrine of the houris, which provides a significant motivation for 20-something year old MALE terrorists.

The only effective counter-narrative to the LIES of the Muslim terrorists is the Truth; but publicizing that Truth would THREATEN the economic viability of the Muslim religious establishment itself.

To summarize, those who are being slaughtered by Muslim terrorists are being SACRIFICED to preserve the JOBS of even the MODERATE Muslim religious ‘authorities'; which is WHY the choice is being made to, INSTEAD, censor and suppress more speech rather than publish the Truth.

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Comment on Joint letter to Lord Sebastian Coe about Azerbaijan and the European Games by Natiq Nasirov https://www.indexoncensorship.org/2015/05/joint-letter-to-lord-sebastian-coe-about-azerbaijan-and-the-european-games/#comment-2371082 Thu, 14 May 2015 20:27:08 +0000 https://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=66167#comment-2371082 Please stop your speculations on Azerbaijan and disseminating wrong information.

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Comment on New extremism laws would stifle free speech by Terry https://www.indexoncensorship.org/2015/05/new-extremism-laws-would-stifle-free-speech/#comment-2371081 Thu, 14 May 2015 18:36:10 +0000 https://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=66208#comment-2371081 If tougher laws meant they still couldnt deal with someone like anjem choudhary then there would be no point to changing the legislation. I hope they get tough on these sorts of people.

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Comment on New extremism laws would stifle free speech by Steve Hill https://www.indexoncensorship.org/2015/05/new-extremism-laws-would-stifle-free-speech/#comment-2371073 Thu, 14 May 2015 09:33:33 +0000 https://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=66208#comment-2371073 You are right to be cautious, but it is not really possible to criticise until we see exactly what is proposed. I don’t believe “do nothing” is an adequate response to someone like Anjem Choudhary, a qualified lawyer who knows exactly how to stay within the (existing) law whilst spreading a very poisonous and dangerous message. There was a clip on BBC Radio 4 news this morning of him on a podium in Belgium saying proudly “I have come to radicalise your country”.

We, and his audience of young Muslims, know exactly what “radicalise” means in this context. But I don’t think we could under existing law persuade a UK court that it means violence – at least, on the evidence, that is what our prosecutors seems to believe. I am amenable to reasonable change on this one.

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Comment on Joint letter to Lord Sebastian Coe about Azerbaijan and the European Games by Rubaba Mammadova https://www.indexoncensorship.org/2015/05/joint-letter-to-lord-sebastian-coe-about-azerbaijan-and-the-european-games/#comment-2371071 Thu, 14 May 2015 09:10:54 +0000 https://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=66167#comment-2371071 I don’t know, what is you problem with Azerbaijan? This is just an unprofessional and an unethical selective approach of yours towards Azerbaijan.

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Comment on Joint letter to Lord Sebastian Coe about Azerbaijan and the European Games by Rashid Mammadov https://www.indexoncensorship.org/2015/05/joint-letter-to-lord-sebastian-coe-about-azerbaijan-and-the-european-games/#comment-2371070 Thu, 14 May 2015 09:09:12 +0000 https://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=66167#comment-2371070 Why you don’t write any joint or open letter to your european society regarding the occupation of Azerbaijani national lands by armenians and about human rights and present situation of over 1 million IDPs and refugees? I know the answer. because you have been paid and ordered to write only about specific case to mislead people. It is just a shame of you, nothing else.

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