[WikiEN-l] Official proposes boycotting Wikipedia for sacrilegious act

Sam Blacketer sam.blacketer at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 18 22:15:18 UTC 2008

On Feb 18, 2008 10:05 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 18/02/2008, Raphael Wegmann <wegmann at psi.co.at> wrote:
> > Did you ever read headlines like "Minister warns of 'inbred'
> Christians"?
> > http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article3342040.ece
> > You seem to have a lot of sensationalist journalism in the UK.
> > Do they all lie?
> Yes, they all lie. Well done. You've certainly advanced the discussion
> here.

Oh I don't know, I see Raphael's statement as an encouraging one that not
every nation's press is as bad as ours.

Seriously on the images of Mohammed issue, I think we should take all
reasonable steps to remove barriers to people using Wikipedia within our
policies, which include that Wikipedia is not censored. If users want to
read Wikipedia without seeing certain images, then we should take reasonable
steps to help them. That goes whether they are doing so for religious
reasons or otherwise.

Sam Blacketer

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