Slash Boxes

SoylentNews is people

posted by martyb on Tuesday November 13 2018, @12:50PM   Printer-friendly
from the Room-101-dept dept.

As the days go by our hard won freedoms and liberty are slowly being eroded. In Europe a crushing blow has been made to freedom of speech with a European Court of Human Rights upholding a conviction for saying that the person known as Muhammad ten centuries ago was technically a paedophile based on information in historical texts. The statement was made in reference to Muhammad's marriage to a six year old child name called Aisha. The court found that “Presenting objects of religious worship in a provocative way capable of hurting the feelings of the followers of that religion could be conceived as a malicious violation of the spirit of tolerance, which was one of the bases of a democratic society.”. In giving its ruling that "Muhammad was not a worthy subject of worship" the court has additionally demonstrated a complete misunderstanding as to the religion involved which worships "Allah", a word meaning 'God', not 'Muhammad' who claimed to be a prophet of this god. Freedom of speech is dying.

Original Submission

This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 2, Offtopic) by urza9814 on Tuesday November 13 2018, @04:45PM

    by urza9814 (3954) on Tuesday November 13 2018, @04:45PM (#761363) Journal

    If your employer blocks access to the EU court site(s) then you really need to talk to your network/firewall administrator.

    That's the intended behavior. "This website has been blocked because it resolves to an IP address that is located outside the United States."

    But they let us have unrestricted Facebook the point where there's official training material saying you are allowed to check Facebook from your work computer as long as you're on break (and nobody actually tracks breaks, so people pretty much use it whenever the boss isn't looking over their shoulder)...but nope, you can't access EU government documents. And you can't request to have anything unblocked unless you can provide "legitimate business justification".

    I'm just happy I can still read Soylent...they seem to be blocking a lot of the more well known alternative news sources lately. And when there's big news (elections and such) even CNN gets blocked for the day. But Soylent seems to stay under the radar.

    If I really cared I'd just tether to my phone or proxy though my server at home...but meh, not really worth it.

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Moderation   0  
       Offtopic=1, Informative=1, Total=2
    Extra 'Offtopic' Modifier   0  
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   2