[linux-elitists] LOC-issue

Brenno J.S.A.A.F. de Winter brenno@dewinter.com
Thu Aug 22 15:42:36 PDT 2002

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john spurling wrote:

|don't believe the hype.

It's Dutch press talking about (with audio tapes) imams that call for
action and the beating of women. In another case schoolbooks have been
found calling out for action as well. A Dutch Islamic station explaining
that we should be burning in hell. The documentaries were well made,
with proper consideration. Even a muslim professor explained that this
is very worrying. The Dutch Islamic community acknowledged the facts,
apologized and undertook action. Sorry that's not a hype but real damage
done to the trust.

|amount of lying happening on here in the u.s., i'm inclined to believe

Oh sure. Media in general can be very opinionated. Especially in a
country we don't know (culture etc.) and where the language is beyond
our possibilities to understand.

|certainly there are extremists and nutcases... but they're nutcases
|and extremists. we've certainly got our share of those here.

Yeah. But it's the numbers that worry me the most.

|if i ran a mailing list, i'd certainly reserve the right to
|censor. if i try to send 10000 messages a minute to linux-elitists,
|and Don censors me, i would guess you'd be happy. the same goes for
|racist claptrap. don't like being censored? get your own mailing

I have my own mailinglist. I just feel that people should be able to
discuss something. Wasn't that the point of a mailinglist in the first
place. Don't get me wrong no racist shit here or anywhere else on the
Internet. It just sounded kind-off no discussion here and that's not the
Don that always seeks the discussion and the ratio.
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