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Face of the day

Ever wonder why so called Moderate Muslims do not speak out against so called true Islam? Wonder no more. Today’s face of the day, Soheil Arab’s fate is the answer.

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Blogger and photographer Soheil Arabi with his 5 year old daughter Rojan

A 30-year-old blogger and photographer has been sentenced to death in Iran for “insulting the prophet of Islam” on Facebook, drawing renewed attention to the country’s notorious human rights record.

If he is killed by the Iranian government he will be hanged to death.

Iranian police officers

Iranian police officers -barenakedislam.com

The man, Soheil Arabi, was?convicted in a Tehran criminal court in August after admitting to posting the defamatory content. His lawyers argued that he had done so while?”in poor psychological condition,” according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran,?and that he was merely sharing views held by others. But Iran’s Supreme Court?upheld the conviction late last month and went a step further by adding a charge of “sowing corruption of Earth.” This charge is also punishable by death and cannot be pardoned, according to Arabi’s lawyer.

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The problem with ‘ safe havens ‘

The Tor Project- Screen Shot

The Tor Project- Screen Shot

When Kim Dotcom provided a Cyber ‘ warehouse ‘ for people to upload stuff it was a great idea that could be used legitimately. Of course it could also be used for illegitimate purposes and the most popular downloads which made his business the most money tended to be the illegitimate ones.His argument was that he was not responsible for pedophiles sharing child porn on his site or hackers uploading hacked information or movies or books etc that they had no rights to as he just provided the ‘ warehouse ‘ to store their criminal goods. A similar problem exists at The Tor Project which on the face of it sounds like a legitimate idea.

The Tor network provides a safe haven from surveillance, censorship, and computer network exploitation for millions of people who live in repressive regimes, including human rights activists in countries such as Iran, Syria, and Russia.

People like that do need protection and so this sounds like a great idea. One slight problem though, it sounds like a great idea to hackers and other criminals as well who of course also use the network. As a result of the illegitimate use, the network are now under attack, a cyber attack. According to one of the commenters on the site is is because…

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