The other day I mentioned a bomb making guide on the internet in a piece called "al-Qaeda's Plans For Summer "Fun" and al-Qeada's Car Bomb Guide on the Internet"... updating today because I see that Times Online has an article addressing this issue.
Placing instructions on how to make a bomb on the internet will become a criminal offence across Europe under plans outlined by Brussels yesterday.
Arguments about freedom of expression will not be allowed to stand in the way of criminalising the publication of bomb-making information that could be used by terrorists, a senior EU official said.
It will be part of a range of antiterrorist proposals to be published in the autumn that will also include the collection of airline passenger data from every flight in and out of the EU. The extension of measures was promised yesterday by Franco Frattini, the EU Justice Commissioner, after the British car bomb plot and the murder of Spanish tourists in Yemen.
Internet service providers (ISPs) would face charges if they failed to block websites containing bomb-making instructions generated anywhere in the world, EU officials said.
“It should simply not be possible to leave people free to instruct other people on the internet on how to make a bomb – that has nothing to do with freedom of expression,” Mr Frattini said yesterday.
“My proposal will be to criminalise actions and instructions to make a bomb because it is too often that we discover websites that contain complete instructions for homemade bombs.”
Read it all and GOOOOOOOOOOOD.
Freedom of speech should not be used as an umbrella to teach people how to kill and become terrorists.
Good luck to them in this effort.
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