David Cameron very accurately pointed out
the shortcomings of Twitter. I suspect that Gareth Compton
and Paul Chambers
might privately agree with the thrust of DC’s comment that too many tweets might make a twat, although in both cases they probably feel that it’s the law that’s being the twat here. I can, however, make a reasonable stab (I hope that’s
not going to get me arrested) at answering the ineffably awful Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
If I had said, "It would be a blessing if this man was stoned to death," what would happen to me as a Muslim woman in this country?
Nothing. And I’m not sure what you think would happen to you ‘as a Muslim woman’ that wouldn’t happen otherwise.
Some sort of perspective needs to be taken here. I remember sending a text message during the Old Trafford test of 2005
saying ‘someone please shoot Ricky Ponting’. Should I have been arrested for incitement to murder? C’mon. The history of prosecuting people for telling jokes is not a happy one