Observe the chronology of events of the last 5 days:
A week before 9/11: film in Arabic version aired on Egyptian television.
9/11: US ambassador plus 3 killed in Libyan embassy
9/12: Obama and Hillary state: this senseless act of violence… there is no justification for this… Violence like this is no way to honor religion or faith.”
9/13: White House maintained that free speech rights of America allow such films to air and that US does not have power to control the internet.
9/13: French mag. Closer’ publishes Princess Kate’s topless pics.
9/14: Britain’s royal family began legal action against a French magazine on Friday for a “grotesque breach of privacy… in a totally unjustifiable manner”; “Their royal highnesses have been hugely saddened; “Their royal highnesses had every expectation of privacy in the remote house. It is unthinkable that anyone should take such photographs, let alone publish them.”
9/14: David Cameron’s official spokesman said the government’s position is that the royals are “entitled to their privacy,”
9/15: Canadian Hindu Association; we will screen anti-Islam film to make a point about tolerance.
9/15: all sites anticipated to publish Kate’s photos jammed, black-out or ‘temporarily unavailable’
9/15: photographer jailed and editor of mag. apologies on-air
9/15: TV shows a man with his head wrapped in a towel, coming out of house in police custody as Sam Bacile; police say ‘we are not arresting him, only taking him in for questioning’.
Can we please wake-up now, and ask how the notorious Royal family of Britian, famous for many wrong doings, not to mention Prince Harry’s recent Vegas vacation, where he had invited a clutch of women for a game of strip billiards for one of his naked good times, to be holding anything near to what we call ‘sacred’ or ‘reverential’, which is the position the Royals are maintaining amidst a society bent on freedom of all expression.
How have all sites bearing the photos jammed, how are the Royals expressing disgust and intolerance, as the Royal couple demanded that the photographer should be jailed. Why has he not been protected by the British police like Sam Bacile has been? Why the pics. of the princess bearing the ‘white Dupatta’ found in all papers, sites and magazines yesterday? Read the rest of this entry »