posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 03:08 PM
If you’re a member of hacking group Anonymous, it’s now illegal to show your face in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Dubai police have declared the Guy Fawkes mask, the disguise most strongly associated with Anonymous, illegal. Police issued a warning was issued to
anyone considering wearing the mask ahead of the UAE’s National Day on Dec. 2. They claim it symbolizes resistance to state authority.
*Hey Folks! Been awhile since i posted anything and I came across this and thought it was interesting. Obviously there is much more going on in the ME
right now, and I'm sure more if you are concerned about that stuff, but I thought this was interesting and worth posting*
So, it should come as no suprise that the UAE is banning these masks. I mean, they do infringe on personal freedoms, ban many things and restrict
other freedoms that other areas of the world enjoy. IE, "resistance to state authority".. just shows you what kind of government and tyranny these
folks live under
“Using any symbol that insults the country or instigates unrest against its system is not allowed,” Gulf News cites an official as saying.
“We urge citizens to celebrate using other symbols such as national flags, slogans or photos that are more appropriate to the happy occasion of
A large amount of masks decorated with the colors of the UAE flag and the number 41, a reference to this year’s 41st National Day, have cropped up
on online stores, where they’re being sold for around $13. Gulf News reports that several Dubai markets and stores are selling them too.
Interesting. I wonder what happens if someone gets caught wearing one of these masks?! Jail, im sure... and most likely it would be secret to keep any
media away from it.
Anyways, not a crazy-ass story but thought it was interesting
Related ATS thread: Is there a Guy Fawkes conspiracy in the Middle East?,
on 11/19/2012 by Nspekta because: added ATS thread