April 18, 2006

Purdue BDS

Vikram Buddhi, you've got some 'splaining to do (h/t Drudge):

Buddhi told investigators he posted the message, along with other derogatory messages aimed at the president, but Martin said Buddhi's actions should be covered by the First Amendment since Buddhi would have never actually carried out his threats.

In the various messages posted, Buddhi urged the Web site's readers to bomb the United States and for them to rape American and British women and mutilate them, according to court documents. Other messages called for the killing of all Republicans.

"What was allegedly said certainly is derogatory and may be inflammatory," Martin said. "But there's no real serious threat more than it was chat on the Web."

Martin, of course is citing the First Amendment clause which grants an exception to those who advocate Killing George Bush, Laura Bush, Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, and the rape and mutilation of western women.

In the wake of these charges, Buddhi was immediately offered teaching assistant positions by Karachi State University and Yale, which offered Buddhi a John Hinkley Jr. Fellowship…

Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 18, 2006 12:17 PM | TrackBack

told investigators he is not suffering from any mental illnesses nor is he taking any illegal or prescription drugs.

Not only is he a vile moonbat - he's a retarded vile moonbat. A diminished capacity defense may be the only thing that would keep him out of the slam.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 18, 2006 03:40 PM

Whether or not Buddhi would have carried out his threats, can he be sure that none of the readers he was inciting to violence would? American/British women travelling in many parts of the world are already vulnerable enough without encouraging sick violence towards them.

Posted by: Amber at April 18, 2006 04:56 PM

"Buddhi was arrested Friday and told investigators he is not suffering from any mental illnesses nor is he taking any illegal or prescription drugs."

Hmm...maybe he SHOULD be taking some prescription drugs, on advice from psychiatric counsel...

Posted by: BobG at April 18, 2006 05:35 PM

And maybe he should just be locked up at Gitmo as a POW. Seems good to me....

Posted by: Specter at April 19, 2006 08:26 AM

I don't know about this case.
Have anyone of you tried reading the yahoo message boards? They are all filled with vile, slanderous (sp?), racist, bigoted speach. People are constantly making threats against each other. Everyone figures it's anonymous, so they can pretty much say whatever they want.

Perhaps someone wrote something that inflamed this guy, and he lost it and fought back. I'm not saying that's right, but it happens. I see it happen all the time on the yahoo message boards. Why single this guy out? Because his threats were directed at the President? Doesn't seem very fair to me.

Posted by: Ball at April 27, 2006 04:47 PM