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EDL Facebook Fans Call For Death To Muslims: Waissel And Alibhai-Brown Go Free

by | 16th, November 2010

KATIE Waissel and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown are targeted by the internet gods: Waissel is hit by savage keystrokes from X Factor fans; Alibhai-Brown is the subject of a stoning joke by a Tory Councillor Gareth Compton.

The police investigate the Waisell threats. Compton is under investigation by the police. He has been arrested under section 127(1a) of the 2003 Communications Act for sending an offensive or indecent message. He has been bailed pending further inquiries. Compton is also suspended from the Conservative Party. He’s a barrister, so any criminal proceedings could severely damage his career.

The row began after Yasmin Alibhai-Brown appeared on a BBC radio programme and argued Britain’s politicians had no right to condemn human rights abuses such as stoning in other countries, because of the country’s record in Iraq. Coun Compton sent a message saying: “Can someone please stone Yasmin Alibhai-Brown to death? I shan’t tell Amnesty if you don’t. It would be a blessing, really.”

The TV show starlet and the media commentator make it into the news, naturally. But one internet death campaign you won’t have read about in the mainstream media is the one aimed at the Priapic Islamists who on Remembrance Day made a point of standing on London’s Exhibition Road (indeed) to yell and burn a giant poppy (in your face, Cherie Blair). The leader of the English Defence League, Tommy Robinson, was arrested in the melee.

The Press Not Sorry blog (via) takes a look at the EDL website and notes that the language casts the Waissel and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown death threats in a pastel-hued light. These comments are ugly and appalling:


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