Spanish Pundit (II)

febrero 21, 2008

Assaults on the freedom of expression

I’m going to write today about some assaults which have taken place in the Spanish-speaking blogosphere over the past weeks.

The first happened to Spanish blogger Así está Murcia. I will translate what happened to him.

The other day when I was going to write a blog post, I found that the blog was practically empty, and at first I thought it was an Internet error, but afterwards I realized I had been attacked by people who did not like what I write and the perspective from what I write. So in that moment I thought I was going to leave everything, I even began to write a farewell post, but the rage that caused the fact they have destroyed my own work, made me re-think that decision. So I began searching for the old blog posts, it was much easier to find the new ones (they were all in Unidad y Libertad, so in the end, the only thing I lost was a poll, a statistic counter and some things I had in the lateral column, specially photos.

As you can see the enemies of freedom have begun their campaign, so make a copy of your entries because I really believe I am not the first nor the last they attack to.

Now they are leaving comments such as this by the “fuckingfascists” (truly “good” name, ejem…): “What about your poll and your statistics???… ooohhh, yeah, we erased them, hahaha, fuck you, fascist, and you have come back in very little time but it maybeis not going to last a lot FASCIST, so just take care about what you say… ANTIFASCIST OI“.

(Well, the message was very bad written, the ortography was a total mess. Oh and far-left extremers here now they call themselves “antifascists”. In reality they are as fascists are all the others, but they fight -physically- the “fascist” or far-right extremers…).

Sincerelly it makes me vomit someone is proud of having attacked a blog. On the other hand, it’s a shame the education level this writer has: the comment is full of ortography errors. And lastly, I’m not feeling even menaced by this person as Spain today is a free country.

We don’t know for how many time…😦

Something similar (though even graver) happened to Venezuelan blogger Alexis Marrero. Buensancho, Luis and Martha reported about the total loss of his blog after an attack by an unknown person, though they are surely Chavista thugs, as the author is a fiery anti-Chávez blogger. The message they left him was: “Long live Chávez, the best President, Alexis you’re dead“.

As Frantic says:

De todos modos nunca faltará quien utilice la violencia para expresar sus ideas, inclusive a través del “terrorismo electrónico”, no olvidemos que nuestro Gobierno apoya abiertamente los métodos violentos para la lucha política.

Anyway, there will always be people who will use violence to express their ideas, even using the “electronical terrorism”, don’t forget that our Government supports openly the violent methods in the political fight.

That’s why we must support bloggers all around the world facing violence or harrasment. Because the freedom of the blogosphere will always be endangered.

He has begun a new blog (link in Spanish), where he thanks all the bloggers who supported him in the days after the attack. (NOTA: Si entiendes español, haz el favor de visitarle a menudo… es necesario que las personas que luchan contra dictadores -contra los que sueñan con serlo) vean que tienen todo nuestro apoyo-).

By the way, did you know that Internet is the third way to obtain news information in Spain and that it would be the media which people would yearn for using more, if it would disappear? Even before the TV and newspapers… And that’s what it’s being feared by our pals, the leftists.

Then we have the internet sabotage after five cables were cut in the Middle East. A UN official’s remarks has opened the debate:

We do not want to preempt the results of ongoing investigations, but we do not rule out that a deliberate act of sabotage caused the damage to the undersea cables over two weeks ago,” the UN agency’s head of development, Sami al-Murshed, told AFP.

And:

The Christian Science Monitor has it’s usual thoughtful analysis HERE, noting that cutting cables has been a historical approach to enemy. They point out that the internet is run by international companies, but that after this latest outage (and after the six week Asian shutdown of the cable following an earthquake last year) that internet security experts are wondering if governments should become involved in the maintenance of such cables.

Underseas cables that span thousands of miles are essentially impossible to secure. Communications for companies and countries are necessary in today’s world.

So we don’t know what really happened in the end. Anyone could have done a sabotage or it could just have happened by accident.

From Infidels are Cool, Egyptian writer facing fatwa, death threats for criticizing Hadith:

Egyptian writer Bisnat Rashad has become the target of a fatwa and death threats after publishing her book “Sex in the Life of the Prophet Mohammed”. Rashad wants to debunk the myth of Mohammed’s extraordinary sexual powers, which she considers offensive to the Prophet and a bad example for Muslims.

ohoh… this woman is crazy: she has dared to critisize Mohammed’ extraordinary sexual powers. So now she is facing death threats…

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Todos los links de arriba están en español, excepto el de Infidels Are Cool. Éste trata de que la escritora egipcia Bisnat Rashat, musulmana devota, se ha convertido en el objetivo de una fatwa y de amenazas de muerte después de publicar su libro “Sexo en la vida del Profeta Mahoma”. Rashad quiere destruir el mito de los poderes sexuales extraordinarios de Mahoma, que considera ofensivos para el Profeta y una mal ejemplo para los musulmanes.

Y es que sólo se la ocurre a ella cuestionar el poder sexual de un hombre y sobre todo del Profeta… Como la pillen, se va a enterar…😦

[+] Se me olvidaba hablar sobre lo de los cables. El Cerrajero ya blogueó sobre varios cables cortados en el Golfo Pérsico (exactamente cinco) que dieron aún más problemas a los internautas. Pues bien, la ONU ha comenzado una investigación y dice que “No quieren dar por adelantado los resultados pero que no descartan un acto de sabotaje causase el daño a los cables“. La rumorología se disparó en su día diciendo incluso que fueron los EEUU quienes cortaron u ordenaron cortar los cables para invadir Irán. En mi caso, yo no descarto ni afirmo nada. Habrá que esperar al término de la investigación, para ver qué consideran probado…, aunque desde luego no tengo nada de confianza en la ONU.

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  1. Seguimos con la censura. El comandante militar de La Coruña es detenido por realizar un informe sobre la Ley de la Memoria Histórica

    http://www.elpais.com/articulo/espana/Arrestado/comandante/militar/Coruna/Lugo/informe/Memoria/Historica/elpepuesp/20080221elpepunac_18/Tes

    Comentario por Fin de los Tiempos — febrero 21, 2008 @ 7:09 pm | Responder


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