A very good question

From the Index on Censorship blog.

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Blogger Seismic Shock, a Yorkshire-based student, received an alarming visit from local police late last year. Seismic, a Christian, had been heavily critical of Anglican vicar Stephen Sizer on his blog, alleging that Sizer associated with Holocaust deniers and anti-Semites.

On 29 November, he received a visit from local police, who advised him to remove certain posts from his blog. The police officers maintained that this was an “informal chat”, but the blogger, understandably intimidated, agreed to remove his original Blogger site, while maintaining his WordPress blog.

Index on Censorship has made numerous attempts to contact West Yorkshire Police in order to clarify a) under what authority the blogger was visited by police and b) what potential breach of law had been commited by the blogger that warranted such a visit.

So far, no explanation has been offered.

I’ll be watching this. I’ll also be backing my blog up in its entirety.

AJ

UPDATE: More here and here.

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About Al Jahom
Anti-social malcontent, misanthrope and miserable git.

6 Responses to A very good question

  1. Pingback: We wish to show our solidarity with Seismic Shock who has been the victim of intimidation for shining a spotlight on the anti-Zionist theology of Reverend Stephen Sizer. | eChurch Christian Blog

  2. modernityblog says:

    LOL, yeah, backing up your blog is a good idea, in these circumstances, I hadn’t thought of it that way :)

    Thanks for your support

  3. Pingback: Stephen Sizer, The Police And The Barbra Streisand Effect « ModernityBlog

  4. modernityblog says:

    I haven’t seen many Libertarian blog take up the issue yet?

  5. Ethan says:

    Surely one of the blizzard of new laws covers this scenario. The 2009 Prevention of Questioning Authority Act?
    Anglican oh I see so no young kiddies involved then…..
    God botherers – mongs the lot of them.

  6. Pingback: Nonsense, vacuity, ephemera, distractions, windmills and straw men « Al Jahom’s Final Word

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