Thursday, November 29, 2012

Egyptian Fascists Clamp Down on Free Speech, HPers Cheer

In an excellent illustration of the murky area in which the far left and far right meet, the Huffington Post published an article about Egypt sentencing 7 Coptic Christians and US pastor Terry Jones to death. The charges? According to the article, "harming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam and spreading false information."

Naturally, because the victims are Muslims, the HP comments section came out in full support of executing people who insulted Islam. Check out most of the top comments:

Not only are these comments hypocritical (head over to any thread about Christianity and see if anyone "insults" Christianity there), but they are deeply disturbing and chilling for anyone who values free speech. Yes, Jones was a dick to Islam. But if you think he should be executed for that, you're welcome on the Huffington Post. Just not in civilized, modern society. 

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