Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Charged with soliciting murder over Iraq war blog

Today Bilal Zaheer Ahmad, 23, of Dunstall was charged with soliciting murder over Iraq war blog which listing MPs that voted for the Iraq war. He of course was also charged for other offences under the Terrorism Act which I suspect had more significance.

The danger with this charge is the usual freedom of speech after all this information is already out there in the public domain. For example the BBC has a list of who voted for the war. But I doubt the BBC will be prosecuted or Old Holborn who posted a list today.

It appears you have to be increasingly careful. While I suspect Bilal added some vile words encouraging these MP's to be attacked. This ruling could continue to effect free speech on the internet as the recent Paul Chambers twitter trial has shown. Be careful out there because at this rate I don't beable to post anything on this blog.

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