Two updates on items I’ve covered earlier. Incidently, both involve religious nutters who don’t like freedom of speech.
The first is about Stephen Green, who took out a private prosecution against BBC for blasphemy and now wants TV license payers to pay his legal bill. He set up a petition asking the BBC and Avalon to pay the bill, however a counter-petition was also set up:
[Green] set up a petition begging the BBC and Avalon to waive their fees of £90,000. This prompted a counter-petition urging that the costs should not be waived, sponsored by “Anyone who can’t quite believe Stephen Green’s cheek”.
The signatories of Green’s petition currently number 1,282, and the “pay up” petition stands at 1,050. However, the number of spoof signatories on Green’s petition looks close to 50%, judging by the anti-CV comments on the front page alone.
So the public seems to be overwhelmingly antipathetic to Green’s cause. Not that this will lead him to consider for a moment that he is wrong – Green is, after all, a man of great faith in himself. In fact, he will probably consider it a vindication of his opinion that the UK is a nation in the grip of Satan.
My second update is about Mohammad Sawalha, who was quoted by Al Jazeera saying Jews were evil (Sawalha says he was misquoted). Here’s what I quoted earlier:
Here’s Mohammad Sawalha, President of the British Muslim Initiative, speaking to Al Jazeera in Arabic about his demonstration against last Sunday’s celebration of the foundation of the State of Israel:
The President of the British Muslim Initiative – Mohammad Sawalha – said in a speech to Al Jazeera:
“We, the Arab and Islamic community, gather here today to express our resentment at the celebrations by the Jewish community and the [evil Jew/Jewish evil] in Britain”
[والوبيل اليهودي في بريطانيا]
Translation by DaveM