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WikiLeaks: Friends of Fascism

WikiLeaks attacks Malala?I am angry right now. Very, very angry... at WikiLeaks.

I have never had any praise for them anyway. They are the enemies of civilization. They have no regards for the families they have ruined with their supposed championing of free speech. They have published videos of so-called atrocities with no context. They have leaked the names of the Afghans and Iraqis co-operating with the Coalition, to whom the glory-seeking Assange apparently shows no empathy.

But what makes me furious, what causes my blood to boil at obscene levels, is their reaction to the growing support for Malala Yousafzai to be named as the Guardian’s Person of the Year. Bradley Manning won. Of course, I don’t think much of that. But what is truly disgusting about this sordid affair is how Wikileaks took to Malala’s competition in this very low-stakes game.

Malala Yousafzai, for those of you who have been living under a rock, is the 15-year-old girl who was shot by Taliban gunman for daring to speak out against their rule. The attack rightfully sparked domestic and international outrage.

In theory, Malala should have been championed by Wikileaks – an icon for freedom of speech and anti-establishment (in this case, the establishment is the Taliban). But it is not so. Why? Because Wikileaks have become an enemy of those noble principles. They don’t support freedom of speech when it is in favour of the beautiful Western world and against the thugs of the Taliban. A movement which has been aided by Bradley Manning, Julian Assange and their cronies.

So, when the 15-year-old victim of an assassination attempt rivals Bradley Manning for a silly little award, Wikileaks turns ugly.

The supporters of a 41-year-old man hiding out in the Ecuadorian embassy think it appropriate to slander a 15-year-old girl who put herself in danger doing something worthwhile.

Words fail me.

Aidan Rogers is a Contributing Writer for The Propagandist

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