Hodjanernes Blog

21 januar 2013

Google censurerer Gates of Vienna

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vienna0International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA) skriver: “In a gross act of censorship Gates of Vienna has been removed by Google from its Blogger platform.  After many years of talking truth to power, those with power have decided to pull the plug.

Many people involved in the Anti-Sharia movement became involved due to the threat that sharia posed to freedom of speech.  We saw as long ago as the Satanic Verses affair in the 1980s that sharia principles and freedom of expression are incompatible.  In the 21st century we saw this again with the Danish Cartoons crisis.  It seems clear that you can have freedom of speech or you can have sharia, but you can’t have both.  The censorship of Gates of Vienna is the latest episode is the systematic erosion of freedom of expression by those who favour sharia.

The apparent connivance between Western governments and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) does not bode well for the continuance of free and open societies in the Western world.  Sharia principles are increasingly becoming embedded in Western societies and the assault on Gates of Vienna provides yet more evidence of this.

Censoring blogs because those with power in society do not like their content represents a move in the direction of tyranny.  It will be interesting to see which blogs will be next on Google’s ‘hit list’. (more…)