Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Islam film Dutch MP to be charged

A Dutch court has ordered prosecutors to put a right-wing politician on trial for making anti-Islamic statements.

Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders made a controversial film last year equating Islam with violence and has likened the Koran to Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf.

"In a democratic system, hate speech is considered so serious that it is in the general interest to... draw a clear line," the court in Amsterdam said.

Mr Wilders said the judgement was an "attack on the freedom of expression".

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Is Al Jazeera internet TV being blocked?

We had been watching Israel's attack on Gaza on Al Jazeera streamed over the Internet at until about last Friday.

For the past two days, all we've had is a black screen.

Is Israel, or the U.S., blocking Al Jazeera?

Recall that the U.S. has blocked websites in the past, and wanted to bomb Al Jazeera, to keep the truth from getting out.

Nevertheless, the numbers tell the story.