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Go to: Simon Singh and Free Speech - Against the BCA Libel Claim

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Comment #378623 by stephenray: thank you for the correction about the word conviction - but the fact remains that Singh has already lost. Damages have not been set yet, so if the BCA pursues damages, his only option is to go to appeal, a very expensive business.

I still cannot find a defence fund.

Tue, 19 May 2009 14:54:00 UTC | #361877

Go to: Simon Singh and Free Speech - Against the BCA Libel Claim

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HE HAS ALREADY BEEN CONVICTED

How many times must it be repeated? Yet Comment #378148 by clodhopper says "The BCA will do itself more damage if it pursues this case." They have already won, so what damage can they do themselves?

And all this chit-chat about the fairness of libel laws or the protection of free speech in the UK is pure theoretical bollocks by people who have not read this case or the "libel tourist" cases against American writers for identifying links with Islamist terrorists: just look up Mr. Justice Eady, the judge in all the relevant cases, and get some back copies of Private Eye.

This is all in the public domain so there's no point in airing your opinions about what the facts should be.

Mon, 18 May 2009 13:29:00 UTC | #361443

Go to: Simon Singh and Free Speech - Against the BCA Libel Claim

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As 4. Comment #377961 by PaulJ pointed out, Singh has already been convicted: pay attention folks, especially those hoping that reason will prevail. I'll say it again: he has already been convicted.

See the details in the latest Private Eye (for Americans, it is an investigative and satirical magazine) and on the Facebook site above.

The only hope now is an extremely expensive appeal so the only relevant question now is does anyone know of a defence fund we can contribute to? There's no clue on the Facebook site cited above.

Sun, 17 May 2009 15:25:00 UTC | #361115

Go to: Quebec parents protest ethics and religion course

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Comment #370453 by InfuriatedSciTeacher: "I'd like to petition that my children not have to learn maths, as I believe that 1 1=5, and teaching them otherwise is an affront to my beliefs."

Then you will burn in eternally unresolved quadratic equations, for any but a fool knows that the true Truth is 1 1=3. Bow down before Threeism and acknowledge your dastardly incoherence.

A.Threeist

Mon, 27 Apr 2009 12:17:00 UTC | #353957

Go to: Joint NGO Statement on Danger of U.N. Defamation of Religions Campaign

polestar's Avatar Jump to comment 29 by polestar

Anything that brings the UN into disrepute is a Good Thing. Anything that brings Islam into disrepute is a Good Thing. Anything that brings religion into disrepute is a Good Thing.

Ahhhh: schadenfreude!

And I love J. Mills's point: Christians are defaming the Koran every second of every day - plus of course Muslims are defaming EVERYONE every day.

I am sure we all support the spirit of the ukvillafan (#26) petition but, unfortunately, neither the UK nor any other government can veto a UN resolution (you might be thinking of the Security Council): it's passed by majority vote (a democracy dominated by undemocratic countries). But I've signed anyway.

Thu, 16 Apr 2009 14:10:00 UTC | #348906

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