Friday, March 25, 2011
Across the Arab World we have been seeing nation after nation rising up to overthrow their respective dictators. At the forefront of coordination and communication amongst these nations has been the internet and social networking services. Therefore, being the fox that he is, President Bashir has always tried to stay ahead of the game.
His first move came at the start of February when he called upon the citizens of Sudan to 'Like' his page so that it becomes clear that he definitely has more friends on his profile than the opposition. He even went so far as to encourage authorities to extend the electricity grid so that more people can join Facebook and be friends with him.
However, Bashir did not feel that this was sufficient. Therefore, in true Bashir proxy militia style, he has unleashed his "Cyber-Jihadists" or Cyber-Janjaweed on those opposition supporters roaming the social networking sites with orders to "crush" all that try to topple the government.
Soon, mass Facerapes/Frapes will commence and a genocide of profile pages will ensue. Thousands will have to seek refuge in lesser sites such as Bebo, Myspace and even Friendster, where basic services such as chat and tagging are almost non-existent. Livelihoods will be destroyed as countless livestock and crops on Farmville are neglected.
I am therefore urging the Internet Architecture Board and the entire international internet community to convene and to come up with a resolution to establish a "No-Surf Zone" over Sudan. Responsibility of enforcing this should then be transferred over to those of Anonymous.
This is an issue of the utmost gravity. We must act now before countless internet identities are massacred.
I have no shame