Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Icelanders are not terrorists

Help us stop the abuse of the anti-terrorism act

Gordon Brown unjustifiably used the anti-terrorism act against the people of Iceland, for his own short-term political gain. This has turned a grave situation into a national disaster, affecting families in both Iceland and the United Kingdom.

Help us avert greater damage by signing this petition now.

On Wednesday October 8th, the British Government invoked anti-terrorist legislation, which was in effect aimed at the people of Iceland. This devastating attack on our society was received with disbelief here in Iceland, where it turned a grave economic situation into a national disaster. The people of Iceland have always considered themselves great friends of the United Kingdom. Our nations have a long history of mutually beneficial trade and have been close allies in NATO and Europe.

Hour by hour and day by day the actions of the British government are indiscriminately obliterating Icelandic interests all over the world and, in so doing, diminishing the assets that could be used to reimburse depositors with Icelandic banks in the United Kingdom and Iceland. The government's actions are also endangering the future of nearly all Icelandic companies and of the entire nation, in addition to over 100.000 employees of British companies with Icelandic connections. In this regard we would like to stress that the Icelandic authorities have always maintained their intention to honour their obligations in this matter, contrary to claims made by Chancellor Alistair Darling and Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

In these trying times, it is vital that we all work together to meet the troubles that lie ahead. We cannot let leaders, like Gordon Brown, destroy the long-term relations of our nations for their own short-term political gain. Mr. Brown would never have reacted to the collapse of a bank from a larger and more powerful nation by tarnishing its people as terrorists and criminals.

We, the people of Iceland, ask you, our British friends, to join us in the common cause of ending diplomatic hostilities between our governments. It is our hope that this will stop the unnecessary economic damage on both sides, so that we can start to rebuild and make amends.



Anonymous said...

Excellent post.

(Will be joining you on your walk)

Anonymous said...

It's hardly abuse of the terrorism act.

The real abuse is of our legal system and how vague legislation such as the "Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001" is allowed to pass. If people read more than the title then we wouldn't have these problems in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Im not so sure these penguin fuckers are so innocent.I mean take a look at those three suspicious looking cunts ... Whats with the flat cap ? Trying to impersonate a yorkshire man ... Who the fuck would want to do that unless their sheep worrying ? Look at the other two ...are they men or women ? you`d need a few pints inside you thats for sure. These are three more fuckers i shall be crossing off the babysitters list.

Bex said...


I wonder if these thing's ever do an real good, I know theyw ork sometime's but still it leave's you to wonder how much longer we will have the freedom to do even this!

wildgoose said...

I signed up at once. This was a new low, this government is the worst in living memory, surpassing even Ted Heath's in its awfulness.

Chris said...


The puffin-gobblers have a habit of unilateral action in their own interests (Google "Cod Wars"). This time it came back to bite them in the arse. You reap what you sow.

RW said...

You and the petitioners are legally illiterate. Foreign nationals have an excuse though believing godawful lazy journalists doesn't sound like the kind of defined I'd put up anytime soon. You on the other hand...

When I am sad and weary
When I think all hope has gone
I dream of pissing on Old Holborn
But I would actually do it even if he was burning.

Apologies to adrian Mitchell

RW said...

Damn, abuse undermined by missing negative..

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