The following essay and translation by Liberty DK were originally published at Vlad Tepes in a slightly different form.
Denmark — Suggestion tabled for outright censorship in a proposed new anti-terror law
by Liberty DK
Apparently we Danes are to be legally blindfolded in the name of the war on terror.
In an article in today’s Danish daily newspaper MetroExpress, the following article can be found (see translation below). Apparently the Powers That Be cannot tell the difference between people sharing information about what is really happening in the world vs. actually inciting and wanting to engage in terror… which of course, to a rational person, clearly are two different things entirely. To this end they furthermore propose to use the child porn filter.
To sum it up: a person actively engaged in trying to warn the Western world about the numerous atrocities perpetrated in the name of Islam would, by law, be put in the very same box as either a terrorist or a person inciting terror.
Oh… and the press would seem to be getting a free pass in this regard. We are apparently only to see those sanitized news blips the media chooses for us to see.
Sadly, what is even more absurd is that, according to an ongoing MetroExpress poll, most people agree.
Guess I’ll be going to the slammer!
The translated article (published on February 24 in MetroExpress):
SF wants to prohibit the sharing of terrorist videos
In a proposal which will be presented this week, the Socialist People’s Party (SF) will be tabling a suggestion which makes it illegal to share videos of terrorist attacks and beheadings. In several terrorism cases in Denmark there have been found, on hard disks and smartphones, videos of Al Qaeda’s terror and IS beheadings.
“It must be explicitly forbidden to share these horrific videos. We will also want ISPs to censor incitement to terror. To this end the idea the suggestion is that the child pornography filter can be put to use so that it blocks access to sites with videos of executions and incitement to terror,” says the Chairman of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, Karina Lorentzen (SF), who, however, wants to make an exception for the press.
SF further proposes that the National Police Cyber Crime Center monitors the network and go after Danes who praise and incite terrorism.
The Child porn filter is a collaboration between telephone companies and police that stops people who want to go to pages with sexual images of children. The telecommunication industry would like to discuss the possibility of using this tool.
“Execution videos are awful and disgusting, and I understand as such also the thoughts behind the proposal,” writes the director Jacob Willer, stressing that it will require careful consideration, since it pretty much amounts to censorship.
Both the Danish People’s Party (DF) Group Chairman Peter Skaarup and the Conservatives supports SF’s proposal. “It is a proposal that we can fully support,” says the Conservatives’ Mai Mercado.
While the Liberal Karsten Lauritzen believes that the law is already sufficient. “We just need the right to make some cases to see if it should be allowed to share these videos.”