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Is Twitter Aiding and Abetting Terrorism? 315

Posted by timothy
from the xerox-is-next-and-then-faber-castell dept.
wiredmikey writes with word (and the following extract from a CNN report) that "Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of the Shurat HaDin Israel Law Center, sent a letter to Twitter on Thursday asserting that the company is violating U.S. law by allowing groups such as Hezbollah and al Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab to use its popular online network. ... In her letter, Darshan-Leitner noted that Hezbollah and al-Shabaab are officially designated as terrorist organizations under U.S. law. She also cited a 2010 Supreme Court case — Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project — which upheld a key provision of the Patriot Act prohibiting material support to groups designated as terrorist outfits."
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Is Twitter Aiding and Abetting Terrorism?

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  • Phones (Score:5, Funny)

    by Nerdfest (867930) on Friday December 30, 2011 @11:23PM (#38545384)
    What, you mean like cell phones do?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 30, 2011 @11:31PM (#38545436)

    But who enabled Twitter? The INTERNET. Who enabled the Internet? The government.

    Ergo, the government is spreading terrorism. That's right. They planned it all starting four decades ago.

    We're through the Looking Glass here people.

  • by pushing-robot (1037830) on Friday December 30, 2011 @11:31PM (#38545438)

    Now you'll have to check a box labeled "I am not a member of a terrorist organization" when you sign up.

  • by VinylRecords (1292374) on Friday December 30, 2011 @11:35PM (#38545470)

    Terrorists use twitter? Okay. Easily solution. Just ban Twitter. I mean a smart person would let the 'terrorists' congregate in the open and see if any of those fish lead you to a bigger fish or a whale but I guess just shutting Twitter down saves a lot of paperwork.

    Oh wait...terrorists are now using cell phones? Better ban those as well. Lord knows that we can't possibly let the terrorists win so we all must do our part and stop using phones of any kind. Anyone caught using a cell phone should of course be sent to Gitmo and heavily surfboarded*.

    Hang on now...terrorists are driving cars and using roads? Better outlaw cars and remove the roads and transportation systems. If my memory serves me correctly, the 9/11 hijackers drove to the airport that day. So by security theater logic, if there were no roads or cars that....no 9/11 happens. If only we had been prepared that day.

    Terrorists are using glasses to see better? Better create an entire government division to enforce and strictly regulate corrective vision dealers. Not a licensed corrective lens dealer? Then you're going to jail as part of the war on terror.

    *alternate non-torture version of waterboarding where you just beat someone in the head with a surfboard.

  • by kawabago (551139) on Friday December 30, 2011 @11:39PM (#38545496)
    I was on a motorcycle trip through the Atlantic Provinces and the RCMP pulled me over and asked, "Are you a member of a criminal motorcycle gang?" "No." "Ok, you can go."
  • by russotto (537200) on Friday December 30, 2011 @11:40PM (#38545514) Journal

    Ms. Darshan-Leitner, had such laws been in effect prior to the establishment of the state of Israel, it is rather likely that the organizations which requested American aid and support for the establishment of the state of Israel would have been forbidden from doing so. And perhaps, then, the state of Israel would not have been established. Now that it has, how about you stop trying to take away the American freedom which assisted your nation into coming into being.

    (tl;dr: Go fuck yourself)

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31, 2011 @12:38AM (#38545806)

    Like when you apply for a US visa. No kidding - that is what they ask on the application form. They also want to know if you were involved in crimes against humanity during WW2 - again, no kidding. Fortunately I am an honest terrorist and crimes-against-humanity-committer, so I always answer yes to those questions.

    The stupidity of some bureaucrats is staggering.

  • by siddesu (698447) on Saturday December 31, 2011 @12:45AM (#38545832)
    This is why most anti-terrorist strategies read as if their first, blacked-out paragraph begins with "Imagine a spherical terrorist in vacuum".
  • Re:Ban Sand (Score:4, Funny)

    by b4dc0d3r (1268512) on Saturday December 31, 2011 @01:10AM (#38545944)

    Fuck it, ban sand. They live their lives in sand, it must do bad things for people. Hell, ban brown people, they persecute white people. Actually, last time I was in France I noticed a certain disdain, better ban all of the Romance language countries, obviously they hate us. Germanic languages apparently too, because they were anti-American. We had a world war over that.

    The only thing left for me to say is: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

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