Again and again the left is on the wrong side of history and the wrong side of good -- always sidling up to evil. They cant' kiss Ahmadinejad's ass hard enough or fast enough or Chavez or SADDAM or Castro blah blah blah ..... but nothing is static. Keep empowering these brutal despots and the more pwoerful they get.
Iran may start putting bloggers to death GEEK hat tip Liam
Some sobering news from the Middle East today, and something that should make all of us here at Geek.com incredibly happy to not be Iranian. The parliament of that country, last week, voted to discuss giving the death penalty to bloggers. This means that while the new law hasn’t been made official, it is seriously going to be considered.
The country is no stranger to blog hatred. They have previously shut down blogs, and even jailed the bloggers responsible. The new bill is particularly problematic because of the language used. The bill will make punishable by death, anybody that “establishes websites and weblogs promoting corruption, prostitution and apostasy.” Apostasy is defined by dictionary.com as “a total desertion of or departure from one’s religion, principles, party, cause, etc.” but in Iran it could have a wide-ranging net. The government might simply use the bill at its discretion.
Last year, Iran tried to have bloggers register their sites with the government so that they could keep tabs on the blogs, but they quickly realized that this was a difficult thing to do and that any sort of website monitoring is near impossible. Asking for bloggers to volunteer this information was even harder. The bloggers thought that giving up the information would make prosecution against them even easier for the government. Whatever happens with this new bill, the entire world will be watching for the results.
The world is watching them build the A bomb and circle jerking to the beat.