After ticking off Muslim parents for not controlling their kids and getting into silly things like terrorism, commander-in-chief John Reid has now turned his sights to the internet.
Ministers from the six largest European Union countries have agreed to work together to make the internet a “more hostile” place for terrorists.
Home Secretary John Reid said they would seek to crack down on people using the web to share information on explosives or spread propaganda.
He said the interior ministers wanted to use the internet and other media to target young audiences with messages from “secular Muslim” role models, rather than those believing in radical ideologies.
The idea is so proposterous it beggars belief. Maybe Reid should explain: (a) How exactly will he control the internet? Will British jurisdiction extend to countries such as Indonesia for example? (b) Which intelligent Muslim will want to work with this charging bull? It don’t matter how secular or liberal one is – going near New Labour acts like a plague for your credibility. (c) What is “propaganda” defined as? Answers on the back of a postcard to Belmarsh please.
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