Tuesday, November 13, 2007

News at Eleven: [Samina Malik] told the court

that she had initially used the pseudonym Lyrical Babe and had changed it to Lyrical Terrorist. "It was only because it was a cool name. It doesn't mean I'm a terrorist. It is just a user name."

She added: "I feel ashamed. This was me showing off, trying to be something I wasn't, trying to get that popularity from male users."

from The Times: Poetic shop assistant guilty of building library of terror



Martin Vennard said...

Hi, I work for BBC World Service radio on an international discussion programme, called World Have Your Say. On Friday 16th November we are planning to have a discussion on whether people should be prosecuted for their thoughts, if they are seen as criminal in nature. The pegs for this are Samina Malik, aka the Lyrical Terrorist, and the British actor Chris Langham, who was prosecuted for having paedophile images, but had not committed any paedophile acts. We are on air from 6pm to 7pm London Time (1pm to 2pm East Coast Time in the States) and were wondering if you might be willing to take part. Please send me your phone numbers to martin.vennard@bbc.co.uk or call me on +442075570635 and I will call you straight back.

Many thanks

Yours sincerely

Martin Vennard

Rus Bowden said...

On Clattery MacHinery on Poetry, there is a call for poetic license, for freedom:

World Samina Malik Day December 6th