Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Aug 2013 14:05 UTC

The partner of the Guardian journalist who has written a series of stories revealing mass surveillance programmes by the US National Security Agency was held for almost nine hours on Sunday by UK authorities as he passed through London's Heathrow airport on his way home to Rio de Janeiro.

David Miranda, who lives with Glenn Greenwald, was returning from a trip to Berlin when he was stopped by officers at 8.05am and informed that he was to be questioned under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. The controversial law, which applies only at airports, ports and border areas, allows officers to stop, search, question and detain individuals.

Miranda also had all his equipment confiscated. He has done nothing wrong - there's no charges, no criminal suspicion, nothing at all. His only crime is being the partner of a famous journalist who, among other things, is one of the driving forces behind shining a light on the NSA's mass surveillance.

There is no war on terror, because the terrorists have already won.

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RE[3]: New sort of terrorism
by Tuishimi on Tue 20th Aug 2013 05:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: New sort of terrorism"
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You are absolutely right. The three most important commandments we, as Christians, are supposed to live by are (boiled down a bit): 1. Love God. 2. Love everyone else as you would yourself (ie. take care of their needs, would you let yourself go hungry, without clothes, etc?) and 3. love each other as Jesus loved us (that pertains to serving others and giving your life for others).

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RE[4]: New sort of terrorism
by zima on Mon 26th Aug 2013 22:08 in reply to "RE[3]: New sort of terrorism"
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You seem to be quick to jump to conclusion that everybody here are Christians? :p OSNews has international audience, including also places where Christianity is a small minority and/or an oddity.

And BTW, some of most amoral people I came in contact with called themselves Christians...
BTW2, some alternative views about morality and Abrahamic deity in (also two Google Groups links there; OSNews would mess up such long ones anyway...)

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