Saturday, August 11, 2007

Abuse of terrorism laws.

I've talked about this before, the mis-use and abuse of terrorism laws by governments and their agencies. The laws being used in ways and for events which have nothing to do with terrorism.

The Guardian today has another example.

"Police to use terror laws on Heathrow climate protesters

Government has encouraged use of stop and search and detention without charge

Armed police will use anti-terrorism powers to "deal robustly" with climate change protesters at Heathrow next week, as confrontations threaten to bring major delays to the already overstretched airport.

Up to 1,800 extra officers will be drafted in to prevent an estimated 1,500 people disrupting the airport over the period of the camp for climate change, which is due to begin on Tuesday."

Freedom of speech and the right to peacefully protest are hard-won vital components of civilised, sophisticated democratic societies.

These are the core values, vital parts of 'our way of life' that we're told terrorists are determined to destroy. Thousands of people are dying in wars which we're told are being waged to protect these values.

Terrorists are laughing - our own governments are doing their work for them. The destruction of our way of life is coming from within.

Earlier postings on the subject are here and here.

The full story in The Guardian is here.


ألاسمحاجّ said...

You know that saying about when the fish rots, it starts from the head! Can be applied here. Soon the people fighting terrorists will become terrorists themselves. It's when fighting the mosnter that we should see to it we don't become monsters ourselves. Well, I thought I would point you here too, what's your take?

nzm said...

Soon the people fighting terrorists will become terrorists themselves.

Already happened.

Seabee said...

nzm, and it's the very worst kind - state terrorism.

Good to see you back in the blogosphere :-)