the hate website revolutionmuslim.com has been publicised in today's Times because it published a list of MPs, present and former, including yours truly, who voted for the Iraq war back in 2003, and instructed readers to kill those people. That list was taken down at some point after midnight or so last night, and the link to purveyors of kitchen knives to use to stab said individuals has also disappeared. The host of the website does not have to take these things down, because it is hosted in the USA, where the constitution makes it diffcult for the authorities to deny freedom of speech in this way. And I am not going to start living like Salman Rushdie. But the website is truly hateful. I know there are plenty of them out there, but I do not spend time looking at them, however I have looked at this one. It contains, with plenty else, a pledge to kill all Christians in Iraq, and it calls on Muslim women to arm themselves and to kill "Jews and Christians".
I was looking at it on my iPad on the tram this morning, and while I was discreet it did not worry me. I would not have done this in London.
Nice, hein? After the slaughter in a Catholic church in Iraq and the attempted murder of Stephen Timms MP.
Still happy, Guardianistas?