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Anti-occupation rant leaves one Facebook user facing serious charges

“Troops Out” you say? You're fokkin' nicked then. If you're muslim, live in the UK and say it on Facebook that is. This was the fate of Azhar Ahmed, 19, who chose Facebook as his medium to express his disgust that the deaths of 6 British soldiers serving in the occupation of Afghanistan was treat as a much more solemn and grief stricken event than the regular killings of Afghan civilians. In language not much more colourful (well, maybe just a bit) than you'd find in the pages of SchNEWS.

People gassin about the deaths of Soldiers! What about the innocent familys who have been brutally killed.. The women who have been raped..The children who have been sliced up..! Your enemy's were the Taliban not innocent harmful families. All soldiers should DIE & go to HELL! THE LOWLIFE FOKKIN SCUM! gotta problem go cry at your at your soldiers grave & wish him hell because thats where he is going..”

As a result of his internet diatribe (hardly the first angry anti-imperialist posting t.eh internets have ever seen), Azhar has been arrested in for a "racially aggravated public order offence".

As astute readers will no doubt be aware, “soldier” is not a race. There's no mention of race or religion in his post, but, if you're Muslim in Britain, you can pretty much forget any freedom of speech niceties that we bandy around when we compare ourselves to despotic foreign regimes that crush peoples' human rights.

Azhar will appear at Dewsbury Magistrates Court on 20 March 2011. Other Facebook commenters have decided to pitch in their two-penneth over his allegedly racist rant with actually racist comments such as ”Dirty smelly greasy bastard needs f*king torturing the dirty paki bastard!!” and “Cheeky smelly pakki c*nt wants tying to a tree n shooting …Smelly f*kker..Lock him up n throw the key away ..Grrrhhhh….SKUM…!!” Needless to say, there have been no arrests in connection to these posts.

There are 5 comments on this story...
Added By: Mick - 16th March 2012 @ 11:39 AM
Spot on. The last sentence speaks volumes.
Added By: North East Guy - 16th March 2012 @ 12:09 PM
In a civilised society he and others should be able to say what they feel even if it is unpopular in some sectors of society. We can all I am sure understand what twitter is as a medium. Do the authorities really think that we are all too stupid to work out that the guy is angry? We need to be talking to each other not arresting our fellow citizens for being angry.

I am white I have no religion I have no problem with this guy
Added By: erbalist - 16th March 2012 @ 1:40 PM
More reason to close your facefuck account
Added By: Balla - 21st March 2012 @ 8:41 AM
He's obviously a nasty little shit, but as you say it's got nothing to do with his race or religion.
Added By: Anonymous - 31st March 2012 @ 7:22 PM
doublecheck the court date
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