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  • I view them.

    7 16.67%
  • I ignore them.

    24 57.14%
  • Viewed one, not again.

    7 16.67%
  • Not curious at all.

    9 21.43%
  • Doesn't make a difference.

    4 9.52%
  • Promotes more beheadings.

    3 7.14%
  • Other

    8 19.05%
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Thread: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Has nothing to do with opinion.

    It is seen by the UK authorities as terrorist material/ terrorist properganda and therefor spreading it or owning it is a punishable offense.
    I can't find anything that confirms what you're stating here. Could you share your source for this information?
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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I can't find anything that confirms what you're stating here. Could you share your source for this information?
    Sky News and BBC News.

    They broadcasted statements by Scotland yard, I watched that on TV, not the internet.

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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Sky News and BBC News.

    They broadcasted statements by Scotland yard, I watched that on TV, not the internet.
    Well, I'm afraid you're mistaken in your interpretation of what Scotland Yard actually said.

    'We would like to remind the public that viewing, downloading or disseminating extremist material within the UK may constitute an offence under terrorism legislation.'
    Note the bolded part.

    This does not mean that everyone who views the video will be prosecuted as you implied.
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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I had been curious in a macabre kind of way but never really wanted to see a beheading. I'm not much for gory movies either though.

    My childhood friend emailed me an untitled video of the Nick Berg decapitation. I don't know why he did it but it started a fight, which ended our friendship. I was caught off guard and absolutely mortified by it. And it kind of made me hate my friend for making me see it.

    The point is, do we encourage this behavior by allowing our sense of morbid curiosity to take over and watch them? I know nobody wants to see bodies mangled in a gruesome car accident, but if we drive by one, we can't seem to help the urge to rubberneck for a view.

    I haven't seen any of the recent beheadings of Americans by ISIS, nor do I wish too. And though I wouldn't judge anyone who did, is it a smart thing to do either for yourself psychologically or for the terror it's meant to instill? Or does it not really matter and would happen anyway?

    Why you shouldn't click on nude celebrity photos or 'beheading porn' - LA Times
    I started to watch one once, but stopped. Felt pointless and like I was caving into the terrorist's desires. Besides, you don't really have to watch one to know it happens and the significance of it.

    Is it possible that they actually do it more for their own audience than us? So that they can cower their people into obedience and/or impress them with their devotion?
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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I started to watch one once, but stopped. Felt pointless and like I was caving into the terrorist's desires. Besides, you don't really have to watch one to know it happens and the significance of it.

    Is it possible that they actually do it more for their own audience than us? So that they can cower their people into obedience and/or impress them with their devotion?
    They do it apparently for recruiting purposes also, but they are addressed to us and Britain. I wish I had never seen one but that genie is out of the bottle. It's an extremely disturbing and unnatural image, though literally, probably, not as harsh as suffering a slow death from cancer or organ failure.
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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    It just seems rude to me. Why cut off a perfectly good head? There are better ways to kill in the name of God.

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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Has nothing to do with opinion.

    It is seen by the UK authorities as terrorist material/ terrorist properganda and therefor spreading it or owning it is a punishable offense.
    I don't give a crap what the UK authorities think...it is absolutely ridiculous.

    So, if someone on a bus, who is sitting beside me, starts to watch the video and I happen to turn my head to look at what he is watching...then I can be charged? That's flat out paranoia.


    I do not even begin to care what your apparent 'Big Brother' loving ideas are about this.

    You AND the UK authorities are TOTALLY wrong.

    It is absolute madness to make it illegal to even look at a beheading video.

    And if the UK authorities are going to try and tell me what non-child pornography video I can or cannot look at - they can go and shove it.


    And I will not waste one more second debating this with you.

    You and I are done on this.


    Good day.

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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    I don't view them and I don't ignore them.

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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I had been curious in a macabre kind of way but never really wanted to see a beheading. I'm not much for gory movies either though.

    My childhood friend emailed me an untitled video of the Nick Berg decapitation. I don't know why he did it but it started a fight, which ended our friendship. I was caught off guard and absolutely mortified by it. And it kind of made me hate my friend for making me see it.

    The point is, do we encourage this behavior by allowing our sense of morbid curiosity to take over and watch them? I know nobody wants to see bodies mangled in a gruesome car accident, but if we drive by one, we can't seem to help the urge to rubberneck for a view.

    I haven't seen any of the recent beheadings of Americans by ISIS, nor do I wish too. And though I wouldn't judge anyone who did, is it a smart thing to do either for yourself psychologically or for the terror it's meant to instill? Or does it not really matter and would happen anyway?

    Why you shouldn't click on nude celebrity photos or 'beheading porn' - LA Times
    Your former friend sent you the video as a joke?

    I would have sent it to you as information.

    I view them. I seek out all kinds of raw video of real incidents, from BlueTube and BannedInAmerica to dark websites I would get infracted for just for saying the website name. While I respect keeping news material PG for family viewing, I am appalled at the total lack of any American media willing to report the raw news and show the ugly truth of the world.

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    Re: Beheadings: View or Ignore?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I seek out all kinds of raw video of real incidents, from BlueTube and BannedInAmerica to dark websites I would get infracted for just for saying the website name.
    What do you believe you learn from that?

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