The Turning side of the freedom of speech?

Discussion in 'General' started by Superjoint, Oct 21, 2001.


Should sites that distribute "terrorist" manuals be prosecuted?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. I found this article on the net, it are exceprts from a "cookbook" of the Al-Qaeda-network which is being disrtibuted among terrorist via the internet, it's a scarry thought that people can get all this information openly, but I also think you can't stop from happening and that education is key in this kind of problems. Thou shall not kill!


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  2. I have been sitting here trying to figure yes or no! This is a very difficult question. On one hand I am prompted to say, not necessarily prosecute these people but perhaps disable the site. This material is, after all, easily accessible for those who may be mentally disturbed, or just plain evil. I have this urge to say TAKE THIS OFF THE NET! This might prompt someone not even involved in active terrorism to take measures against others they dislike.

    But on the other hand the freedom of speech is something I value intensely. I love the fact that this country allows us to speak our mind, whether it be political, religious, etc. Even the negative, I believe is out there for a purpose. Though this material is easily accessible on the internet right now, if we were to prosecute the "offendors" or remove the sites from public view, would that really make a difference? There are other methods of obtaining this type of information, and I don't think it would necessarily stop the terrorists from taking action. I don't thinkit would be a solution that would easily solve our problems.

    So I am voting NO, but in reality I don't really know! My protective side is saying GONE WITH THAT SITE but the logical side of me is saying, well, even if those sites weren't up, terrorism would still exist and they would find other means to gather such information, and/or would find other means to do what they do.

    If that makes sense. :)
  3. HMMMM.....Should the creator's of this site be stopped/prosecuted for informing and seemingly promoting marijuana use?

    sounds like the same thing huh
  4. Hmm, it looks like the page is already closed. Or am I the only one having problems opening it.
  5. i cant vote! i dont know what one to pick!

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