Friday, May 24, 2013

Two Men Arrested For Tweets After Murder of British Soldier

Two Men Arrested For Tweets After Murder of British Soldier:
The murder of a
British soldier on the streets of London on Wednesday prompted the
depressingly predictable
attacks on mosques
as well as demonstrations by the nationalist
group the English Defence League.
One of the suspected attackers, Michael Adebolajo,
told a passerby
that the attack was motivated by Britain’s
foreign policy:
We swear by Almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you. The
only reasons we have done this is because Muslims are dying every
day. This British soldier is an eye for an eye a tooth for tooth.
We apologize that women had to see this today but in our lands our
women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove
your government. They don’t care about you.
Unsurprisingly, some people took to twitter to express their
outrage. Two men in their early twenties were arrested for their
tweets following the soldier's murder on suspicion of inciting
racial or religious hatred.
From
The Independent
:
Detective Inspector Ed Yaxley of Avon and Somerset police said:
"On Wednesday evening, we were contacted by people concerned about
comments made on social media accounts.
"We began inquiries into the comments and at around 3.20am two
men, aged 23 and 22, were detained at two addresses in Bristol.
"The men were arrested under the Public Order Act on suspicion
of inciting racial or religious hatred. Our inquiries into these
comments continue.
"These comments were directed against a section of our
community. Comments such as these are completely unacceptable and
only cause more harm to our community in Bristol.
The two suspected attackers are being treated in separate
hospitals after being
shot by police
at the scene.