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Azhar Ahmed

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Andy, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Andy

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    "Teenager charged over comment on Afghanistan troops"

    Does anybody know what this guy specifically said? :confused:
     
  2. Nitefly

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    Without knowing what he said or his background, at face value it seems a bit silly to try to engage criminal proceedings against what is essentially a pretty meaningless facebook post...

    I'd be interested to know what he said too.
     
  3. doodah

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    If you search his name it's the 5th link down (DuckDuckGo), would post here but probably not family friendly*

    Yes he is a moron and what he said is insulting but I have seen far worse said on social media.

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    EDIT - Mods, on closer inspection and removal of one word, I assume it's safe to post?
     
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  4. Spenty

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    Well it must have been pretty bad for the police to get involved. I've seen Pakistani people I have from school post some stupid stuff on Facebook and nothing happened to them.

    Edit, just seen the above, I hope the people who liked the post have been questioned as well. The only problem is this kind of stuff just fuels the likes of the EDL and BNP.
     
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  5. Andy

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    Are they going to arrest the 8 people who liked it aswell? I think he has a good point despite clearly being abit stupid.
     
  6. Spenty

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    How does he have a good point? The families over there will have mourned over their deaths as our families have mourned.
     
  7. doodah

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    Unless we are missing something.......dangerous precedent!
     
  8. Ahleckz

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    That's it? For goodness sake. The World needs to get a grip. I wonder how many police hours are wasted dealing with non crimes like this. That isn't inciteful, that's a harmless post on a social media website. Between the policing of social networks, and dealing with phone hacking it's a wonder anyone actually gets arrested.

    He has valid point. The portrayal of soldier deaths is given much more media attention and apparent care than that of the innocent lives lost by our soldiers (inb4 armed police swoop on the library I'm in).

    Though to quote Stalin, one death is a tragedy whereas a million is a statistic..
     
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  9. Narj

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    He doesn't really because this guy went off on one and wasn't under specific orders to kill and maim civilians.

    I wasn't aware that our soldiers were going around Afghanistan raping female civilians either? :confused: It's probably happened but I don't think it's "routine" or as widespread as he's implying.
     
  10. Stewy

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    His point is undermined by his woeful grammar.
     
  11. Nitefly

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    I think so.

    Really, criminal proceedings for that? What a waste of time. I'd rather we spent resources on actual misery causing criminals, let alone considering how this might affect the poor guys life.
     
  12. Spenty

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    That isn't inciteful? He is telling people to go and cry at graves and they are going to hell. It clearly worked someone up as it must have been reported.
     
  13. Robbo

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    What a moron. He deserves everything he gets.

    The 8 people who liked it should have the book thrown at them as well. ;)
     
  14. shoes

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    I for one am seriously unhappy that my tax money is being spent on this. The guy is clearly angry and about what's happening to (what is, I presume,) his country of origin, and perhaps isn't making his point properly, but I hardly feel this is a police matter.

    Our police force is there to uphold the law and protect anyone who is in the UK at a given moment in time.

    If he was being racist or threatening then perhaps yes, the police should get involved. As far as I can see he's voicing an opinion which is not a popular one, but surely this is something we must, as a country which allegedly promotes freedom of speech, accept as his opinion and nothing more.

    I don't see any threat being posed in his post - just the angry ramblings of a young man.
     
  15. Nitefly

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    He deserves a criminal punishment for saying something that people might not like? It's not even as if he went out of his way to direct his message at a particular audience *shrug*

    Seems totally disproportionate to me.
     
  16. Deadbeat

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    This

    Not this. Get a grip.
     
  17. Robbo

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    No, I do agree that it's a bit silly. I'd mostly echo what shoes has said above.

    However, calling all our soldiers 'lowlife scum' and saying their loved ones should go and cry on the grave of those they have lost is utterly nasty and I'm not going to pity this idiot.

    Obviously it may not have been intended for mainstream viewing (as the 8 likes would suggest), but that doesn't change my mind.

    See my above reply.
     
  18. Gilly

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    Let's put some perspective on this. There was an outpouring of affection and emotion in his locale, because that's where the soldiers were originally from. At least two of them lived in Mr Ahmed's home town.

    The Police were called in to protect him from the public after he'd posted what he did. They had to be seen to be doing something, else he would have just been targeted on release. It may well still happen.
     
  19. elmarko

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    I don't want the police getting involved the second somebody makes an angry post.

    Amazing how these right wing people want to chuck the book at him, thought police anyone?, nanny state?, government locking people up for being angry..? - pathetic.
     
  20. Nitefly

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    Interesting perspective, but I don't think it's a very sensible way to go about protecting someone and even so, only the most unreasonable of unreasonable people would want to do more to him that bop him on the nose for his silly comment.
     


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