The more we learn about India’s blog ban, the more disturbing it seems:
Still Banned in India, Why It Still Matters, & How You Can Still Help
India is still censoring this website. Apparently, India considers making fun of terrorists and their Islamist supporters more dangerous than the terrorists themselves. We are #2 on India’s list of 17 websites that are being censored.
India reemphasized the ban today. Contrary to MSM reports, the only retreat was from the broader domain level ban, which was instituted by ISPs in India as a way to follow the directive to ban this and other websites.
You can see a copy of the document ordering us shut down in India here. The U.S. websites were banned because they are anti-Islamist in orientation. I am told that the other websites were either Hindu nationalists, advocated for the rights of the lower castes, or were anti-Communist in orientation.
Just mull that over for a minute: Less than two weeks after the horror of the July 11th train attacks in Mumbai, Indian authorities are shutting down web sites that are highly critical of radical Islam. This is worse than censorship — this is appeasement. Follow the links provided by the Jawa Report and urge India to reverse course.
UPDATE: Read this related report in the Hindu, and track other developments at India Uncut and the Bloggers Against Censorship wiki.