But some countries take their dictatorial policies to an extreme measure.
For criticizing Saudi Arabia’s powerful clerics on a liberal blog promoting freedom, a man has been convicted of insulting Islam. He received a sentence of 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes. The first flogging took place after Friday prayers in a public square where he was flogged 50 times before hundreds of spectators.
Here in the UK and in other free countries like the USA, we can talk about whatever pleases us, up to a certain point.
Now, a similar thing has happened with Facebook. I thought the matter over all night and came up with what I hope is the solution. First thing when I opened my computer, I removed the word that starts with ex … crete … ment.
Although people could read the blog, Facebook's ban prevented anyone commenting because I'm using their comment section on my blog. Maybe that's not such a good idea, seeing what can happen.
I have yet to see if the embargo has been lifted. Here's the link if you want to try commenting. You'll see the blog is harmless. Called The difference between Pooh and Poo, it's about nicknames and games. http://bit.ly/1Hl6T3G
What do you think about the power of search engines dictating our words?