MPS DEMAND GOOGLE REMOVE ISLAMIC HATE PREACHING VIDEOS IN WAKE OF WOOLWICH MURDER – Late yesterday both Google and Yahoo came under fire for allowing Islamic hating preaching videos to be uploaded to their servers.
In the day that followed the murder of Lee Rigby, a British Soldier, in Woolwich a known radicalization group called for Al-Shabaab based in Somalia, where Michael Adebolajo attempted to visit and join last year, has thousands of videos that are designed to radicalize young and impressionable people and is a clear danger to society.
MPs are demanding that Google and Yahoo remove any videos from their servers that contain hate preaching by Islamic terrorist groups and from hate preachers such as Anjem Choudary and Anwar al-Awlaki who both spout message of hate and call upon Jihad in order to murder innocent people.
Police are currently examining the computers of the two terrorists that carried out the murder of Lee Rigby in order to see if they are able to connect them to any particular Islamic terrorist group.
The Islamic groups, within just hours of Lee’s murder, took to the social networks, including Twitter, and praised the two Islamic murderers. Other users expressed their shock and horror and were left mystified how the social networks could allow such vile hate to be displayed.
Security forces noted that Islamic radicalization information is freely available on the web and notably throughout the ‘social networks’ and even banned Islamic Groups such as Al-Shabaab are freely available.
Google, Facebook, Twitter and other companies that operate social networks say that they rely totally on other users to report indecent and offensive material and anyone ‘flagging’ such material is thoroughly investigated and removed instantly where the content clearly violates their terms and conditions.
Yesterday the Daily Mail undertook some research to determine how easy it was to locate the offensive material and on Youtube they uncovered no less than 65,000 results for the search term Al-Shabaab; although not all of the results were radicalization videos, they did include debate and people admonishing such ideology.
The search term Al Qaeda produced even more video results, some 82,000 and again there was a mixture of extremist videos and from people who talked out against the acts of Islamic terrorism.
Google, the owners of YouTube, have stated that many videos and accounts have been removed that contain information that violates its terms and conditions and will continue to do so once such information is identified. With thousands of video being uploaded to YouTube hourly it is impossible to screen each and every video and that YouTube relies fully on users to report inappropriate material.
Twitter has come under fire for allowing the banned Al-Shabaab Islamic hate group from once again creating another account after its last one was terminated due to the vile messages calling or Muslims to rise up and exact Jihad against Western people.
Within hours of setting up the house the group placed a number of messages praising Michael Adebolajo for murdering Lee Rigby and said that his actions were a glory to Allah. The tweets also provided disturbing references to the recent Boston Marathon Bombing and the terrorist attacks in Toulouse, France in 2012.
There are literally thousands of other videos that have also been identified from known terrorists including the suicide of Mohammed Sidique Khan, the man responsible for the 7/7 London bomb in 2005.
Microsoft, who run both Bing and Yahoo search made a statement last night saying that they continuously monitor the system and as soon as they are made aware of an illegal content is it removed immediately.
Twitter and Google have yet to respond to the Governments questions on how it deals with such information on its servers and how it could be eradicated.
Like any other person I am sickened by the atrocity in Woolwich; just as I was with the Boston Marathon Bombings, the 7/7 Bombings, 9/11 Terrorist attack and countless others.
Should terrorist related material be removed from the likes of YouTube, Bing, Yahoo and should we prevent the likes of Al-Shabaab posting messages of hate on the likes of Twitter and the other social networks?
It is all too easy to give a resounding ‘yes’ to these questions but if Government are allowed to impose such a ban would this then allow them to move against banning other information on the web.
We have already seen, with the movement of the Hack-Off Group and the Leveson Inquiry, that Government would like to control the press; effectively gagging it so that only their views can be reported.
What the Government here are asking is to hide their own failings. Our security forces are some of the best in the world and yet are tied up with so much legislation that they are often rendered ineffectual; which gives the Government a scapegoat for every time the system fails – a system they created.
Would it not be more useful to allow the terrorist groups to produce and display their hate and then use this to track them down? All things on the web can be tracked and monitored with the right resources and yet our Government would rather it was removed so that they didn’t have to deal with the larger issues – that is tracking these terrorists and removing them completely from society.
Think carefully about the likes of Anjem Choudary, Anwar al-Awlaki, Abu Qatada and Abu Hamza al-Masri; just to name a few. All of these are known to preach hatred, all are known to support Jihad, all are known to glorify the murder of innocent people and yet we do nothing.
We have become so hog-tied in Liberal Left-Wing indoctrination that we are now no longer able to say what is apparently obvious for fear of offending others. The Muslim Islamic extremists know full well that we will not take action against them and therefore will continue to stand on every street corner calling for the rise of Jihad against us and until we finally wake up and understand that we are being systematically wiped out and that we are in the midst of war then we will have to accept that Lee Rigby’s death was of our own making.
We need to put aside racial discrimination, not all Muslims are terrorists; I can testify to that. What we do need to do is not to attempt to try and hide what’s online but rather take decisive action against those who would murder us.
The likes of Anjem Choudary, Anwar al-Awlaki, Abu Qatada, Abu Hamza al-Masri and any other hate cleric needs arresting; tried for treason and executed. It’s that simple. We need to send a clear and decisive message to any would be terrorist that any atrocity targeted at the British people will have serious ramifications in that we will hunt you down like the dog you are and prevent you from ever taking the life of another.
This all may seem a little extreme and yet war is an extreme act. What will our Government do next; send in more troops to Afghanistan, this time with flowers in their hands?
If you are at all shocked by what I have said then you are a humanitarian and I completely agree that violence should never be a way to resolve conflict. However that is a Utopia mankind has not yet achieved and while there are terrorists groups who want to murder us we must, at all costs, protect the innocent from such terrorism.
Do you think we should openly declare war on all Islamic Terrorist Groups and actively hunt them down? Should we allow the Muslim extremist clerics to voice their messages of hate? Have your say… leave your comments below.