Uk police: Merely watching james foley beheading video may be an act of terrorism

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Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
British police have warned the public that merely watching the James Foley beheading video may be a criminal offense under terrorism legislation, a draconian escalation that threatens to create an ominous pretext for the free flow of information on the Internet.

After the video emerged, which purports to show an ISIS militant with a British accent beheading American journalist James Foley, the Guardian reported that Scotland Yard had launched a full investigation.

“Scotland Yard warned the public that viewing, downloading or disseminating the video within the UK might constitute a criminal offence under terrorism legislation,” states the report.

“In other words….if you watch terrorism, you’re also a terrorist,” remarked Zero Hedge.

So not only could it be treated as a terrorist offense to post a link to the video on your Facebook page, but merely watching the clip could also get you in hot water, despite the fact that tens of thousands of Brits have probably seen the video since it emerged earlier this week.

In terms of brutality, the video pales in comparison to previous examples since it doesn’t actually show the full beheading during the clip.

If watching a YouTube or Live Leak video can be classified as a terrorist act, what’s next? Given that authorities in the U.S. consider libertarian beliefs to be “extremist” and have placed them in the same category as militant Islam, are seemingly mundane political videos going to receive the same treatment in future?

Of course, British authorities are not going to pursue everyone who watches or disseminates the video, but threats combined with selective enforcement create a pretext that governments can exploit to set the benchmark for declaring any content whatsoever on the Internet to be extremist in nature and therefore off limits to the general public.

As we previously reported, UK authorities have acted to censor YouTube clips in the past, most notably in 2011 when the British government ordered YouTube to remove footage of the British Constitution Group’s Lawful Rebellion protest, during which they attempted to civilly arrest Judge Michael Peake at Birkenhead county court.​
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MPA (400+ posts)
i thought he was soldier not a journalist, once in a photo i saw him in Armed forces uniform. Can somebudy pls clarify.(serious)


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
And televising GAZA MASSACRE is an legal and PEACEFUL ACT....................I must say the defined battle of EVIL and GOOD is still a continuous process.............that holy BOOKS described and Prophets put efforts in accordance to guide the human fellows............

Pakistan 1st

Minister (2k+ posts)
Lets Call ISIS The Un-Islamic State

Let’s Call ISIS “The Un-Islamic State”


Dear ISIS & Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi,

You are not “The Islamic State.”

There is nothing Islamic about beheading foreign journalists, indiscriminately targeting religious minorities and instilling wanton terror within the general civilian population where your terrorist thugs operate.

As I mentioned during a July 2012 CNN television interview, you are so crazy that even Al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri has distanced himself from the actions of your terrorist organization.

Seriously, you know that you’re a bunch of lunatics when even Al-Qaeda says that you are too ‘cray-cray’ for their taste.

For those who are unaware, the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS) currently controls hundreds of square miles in both Iraq and Syria where state authority has evaporated. According to CNN, this group “ignores international borders and has a presence all the way from Syria’s Mediterranean coast to just south of Baghdad.”

After the killing of Al-Qaeda in Iraq’s leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in 2006 by American forces, the “new Al-Qaeda [in Iraq] was rebranded in 2006 as the Islamic State in Iraq (ISI)”. It would add “and Syria” to its name later. The group gained traction by exploiting a “growing perception among many Sunnis that they were being persecuted by the Shia-dominated government led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, starved of resources and excluded from a share of power.”

In the words of the Soufan Group, a political risk consultancy, “ISIS has become indisputably the most effective and ruthless terrorist organization in the world.”

“It now challenges the authority of two of the largest states in the Middle East, and has attracted significant numbers of fighters, not just from Iraq and Syria, but also from Saudi Arabia and other Arab states including Jordan.”

Ayham Kamel of the Eurasia Group has said ISIS uses “cash reserves from Mosul’s banks, military equipment from seized military and police bases and the release of 2,500 fighters from local jails to bolster its military and financial capability.”

For the last few months, we have witnessed ISIS targeting religious minorities (like Christians and Yazidis) in a campaign to rid their region of these peaceful populations. The United Nations has estimated that ISIS terrorists have trapped up to 40,000 members of Iraq’s minority communities which has many Western and regional players concerned about stability in northern Iraq and Syria.

Most recently, an August 2014 video released by ISIS shows the brutal beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American journalist if President Barack Obama doesn’t end military operations in Iraq. (Editor’s Note: The second captured American journalist – Steven Sotloff- is a longtime Facebook friend of mine.)

From an Islamic perspective, when outlining the rules of engagement for wartime, the Prophet Muhammad said on numerous occasions:

  • “Do not kill any old person, any child or any woman”

  • “Do not kill the monks in monasteries”

  • “Do not kill the people who are sitting in places of worship”

  • “Do not attack a wounded person”

  • “No prisoner should be put to the sword [aka executed or beheaded]“

Prophet Muhammad also prohibited the killing of anyone who is in captivity (like journalists) and also outlawed the mutilating of the corpses of enemies. These clear and concise statements make any violation of these edicts during wartime a clear violation of core Islamic principles.
Most mainstream Islamic scholars also assert that war in Islam is purely defensive in nature (Quran 22:39-40). Also, the Quran prohibits of killing non-combatants (2:190-192) and it advocates kindness to people of other faiths who live in peace in Muslim lands (60:8).

Despite such clear injunctions, some so-called Muslims (like ISIS or Al-Qaeda) who claim to be killing in the name of Islam are, in fact, completely defiling its essence. The extremists and militants who attempt to hide behind the veneer of Islam are, in reality, openly violating many of its core teachings.

For these and many other reasons, the acronym ISIS should stand for “Idiotic Sacrilegious Imbecile Society” or we can just call them “The Un-Islamic State” for short.
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Senator (1k+ posts)
Re: Lets Call ISIS The Un-Islamic State

of course it is un islamic state. They have no minds.


(50k+ posts) بابائے فورم
Re: Lets Call ISIS The Un-Islamic State

دنیا میں موجود تمام ریاستیں غیر اسلامی ہیں، جس ریاست کا وجود ہی نہیں اسے غیر اسلامی کہنے سے کیا پہاڑ ٹوٹ جائے گا


Senator (1k+ posts)
Re: Lets Call ISIS The Un-Islamic State

I have one question for our beloved Jihadi Brethren who will invade this thread with abuse and nonsense soon

Where is the Phantom Caliph

What kind of Caliph goes into hiding and is not heard from apart from one appearance

The morons that have sworn loyalty to him, what do they even know about him

There is not a single shred of evidence to back up the story of his "Background"

NO ONE has come forward to even say they knew him before 2004.

There is NO documentary evidence of his previous existence or persona

The is NOTHING to prove his links to Samara

Who is he ?

Pakistan 1st

Minister (2k+ posts)

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