Saturday, 13 September 2008

Internet censorship - acceptable or no?

The computer game Muslim Massacre appears to have been removed by its website host following worldwide condemnation.

Right or wrong? I don't accept for a second the notion that it glorifies the killing of Muslims - it is only a game, after all. There are plenty of examples around of real-life Muslims who glorify violence against non-Muslims without loony lefties condemning them.

Unquestionably, it is tasteless. Should it be banned, though? On balance, I think it should. A computer game which glamourises killing the members of any group in society is wrong.

Well said, Mr Lavrov

It is widely reported today, although apparently denied by the man himself, that the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov swore repeatedly at David Miliband, who apparently is our foreign secretary.

I suppose it is understandable that a man who has spent decades in the diplomatic service does not want to be lectured at by someone who looks like a particularly nauseating 14 year old. Maybe not so accurate, though, to suggest that Miliband knows nothing about Russia's history. His father, after all, was a Marxist academic who appears to have been unimpressed by the country which he had slimed into and which saved his life from the Nazis. According to this article, Miliband's grandfather was a traitor who fought for the Soviets against Poland. If only he had emigrated to his beloved Russia, we wouldn't have his descendants inflicted on us now!