Thursday, November 22, 2007

Free Samina Malik

The days tick by before Samina Malik is sentenced on 6th December 2007 for writing some poetry. I have already posted my views on this sad story. Many other bloggers around the world have posted their views, one idea is to have a World Samina Malik Day by dressing up like her and downloading material from the internet. There is a petition going to Free Samina Malik on which I am the 396th person to sign.

I agree with some mainstream journalists like Matthew Parris that Samina Malik is being prosecuted for thought crime - the state does not like it's citizens thinking about evil acts. Oh yes, you can watch it on broadcast television but you cannot have private thoughts about these acts and certainly not write poetry about them. We have all viewed material on the internet that some people may dislike, whether it concerns pornography, terrorism or violence . The viewing of this material hurts no-one and we should not have a prison sentence hanging over us for viewing this material in the comfort of our own homes. We should all have the right to write a blog - whether it is text style, like my blog or poetry style like Samina Malik's.

To be sentenced for writing poetry - an example of which I have copy/pasted below - is stupid and very short sighted. This is not terrorism, it is poetry and poetic licence should be given, not a custodial sentence...

recast from excerpts found on the web

by Samina Malik

How to Behead

Hold him
Tie the arms behind his back
And bandage his legs together
Just by the ankles
Blindfold the punk
So that he won’t hesitate as much
For on seeing the sharp pointy knife
He’ll begin to shake
And continuously scream like an eedyat
And jiggle like a jelly
Trust me–this will sure get you angry
It’s better to have at least two or three brothers by your side
Who can hold the fool
Because as soon as the warm sharp knife
Touches his naked flesh
He’ll come to know what’ll happen
It’s not as messy or as hard as some may think,
It’s all about the flow of the wrist.
No doubt that the punk will twitch and scream
But ignore the donkey’s ass
And continue to slice back and forth
You’ll feel the knife hit the wind and food pipe
But don’t stop
Continue with all your might.
About now you should feel the knife vibrate,
You can feel the warm heat being given off,
But this is due to the friction being caused.
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