Jordan Gives Prison Term for Facebook offence; UK: Police hunt for women filmed in racist tirade on London Underground

AMMAN, Jordan — The deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan was sentenced on Sunday to 18 months in prison for criticizing the United Arab Emirates in a Facebook post.

The state security court, a special body that has jurisdiction over Jordan’s internal and external threats, found the Brotherhood leader, Zaki Bani Rushaid, guilty of “acts harmful to the country’s relations with a friendly nation.”

On his personal Facebook page, Mr. Bani Rushaid wrote on Nov. 17 that the Emirates, an important ally of Jordan and one of several countries in the region, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, that have engaged in a campaign to wipe out the Brotherhood, plays the role of the “American cop in the region, supports coups and is a cancer in the body of the Arab world.”

The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan condemned the verdict in a statement released on Sunday. “It is a blow to freedom of speech and the rights of citizens”…

LONDON – Police have appealed for the person who shot the video of the woman in a racist rant to contact them. Police are looking for a woman who launched into racist tirade on a London underground train.

A video has emerged of the woman ranting at a black passenger on a crowded Jubilee line train before telling him: ‘You have a problem because you guys used to be slaves.”

The woman, who appears to be speaking with an eastern European accent, got into an argument with a man sitting opposite after asking him to move seats…

And there’s more from the UK: Man sent racist messages on Facebook: Curtis Lutton, Princess Way, Portadown, admitted two charges of sending an offensive message by public electronic communications on October 3 and October 10 last year.

He was sentenced to 200 hours’ community service last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

The court heard that Lutton sent messages of a racial nature through Facebook.

When spoken to by police he said he hadn’t been taking his medication at the time and apologised for any racist comments.

Before criticizing Jordan, look closer to home.