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Palestinian Authority cracks down on “extending one’s tongue”

Palestinian Authority cracks down on “extending one’s tongue”

No one could have seen this coming.

Via The Jerusalem Post:

Palestinian Authority security forces in the West Bank arrested over the weekend a Palestinian blogger who launched a Facebook campaign under the title “The people want an end to corruption.”

The arrest of Jamal Abu Rihan is part of a clampdown by the PA government against Facebook users, bloggers and journalists who criticize the PA leadership or expose corruption….

A PA security source said that Abu Rihan, who has been ordered held in custody for 15 days, will be charged with “extending his tongue” against the PA and its leaders.

Voicing outrage over the arrest, scores of Palestinian journalists staged a demonstration in the center of Ramallah over the weekend to demand the release of Abu Rihan.

The journalists said that the ongoing crackdown on Facebook users, bloggers and journalists in the West Bank was aimed at intimidating the press and deterring others from criticizing PA leaders….

The PA is using a 50-year-old Jordanian law that bans “extending one’s tongue” against the monarch to justify the crackdown.

So the PA seeks to cut off those extending their tongues from social media.

Don’t tell Glenn Greenwald, he’ll have to accuse the PA of perpetuating “overtly racist” stereotypes.  And don’t tell John Podhoretz, either, or he may do it again.

But most of all, definitely don’t tell David Letterman.  It will bring back bad memories.


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Not. Going. To. Go. There…

huh..using a Jordanian law. wonder why…maybe because it fits them????

The PA and its leaders deserve a good tongue lashing!

Frank Scarn | April 7, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Islam allows NO dissent. Proving once again how essential, absolutely essential, the existence of a free press.

Consider the wisdom of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini, “Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious. Islam does not allow swimming in the sea and is opposed to radio and television serials. Islam, however, allows marksmanship, horseback riding and competition.”

Not supposed to extend a tongue in their direction? How about the other end? 🙂

I, for one, would like to hear more about their corruption. After all, its our money that end up in their Swiss bank accounts.

Well, it appears the serious content of this thread took a good licking-

A few years ago a fatwaa was issued in Gaza that women were not allowed to laugh in public-

    Joy in reply to Browndog. | April 8, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Phooey on them…..I’ll laugh all I want and if they don’t like it they can just get the fatwaa out of Gaza!

Coming soon, a fatwa against pit vipers extending their tongues and hissing about.

Camel tongues should also mind their place, too!

And those cuuuuuute little goats with their wiggly little tails and long, slender wagging tongues!


    Pit vipers, definitely…..camels, perhaps…..but a fatwa against goats?

    Never happen ’cause we all know how much they realllly love their sexy little nanny goats!