There was a bit of a kerfuffle with the El Naschie story (he’s suing Nature for libel in the UK) resulting in some lively discussion about the merits of his case and some soul searching on my part as I try to establish both an open and civil environment here.
This was in reference to an intemperate comment by Hassan that had been awaiting moderation while Maryse agonized over it. Hassan's comment and Maryse's response, and mine, can be read in the archive (or on FrogHeart once my response clears moderation).
For those too lazy to click either link, here's the exchange:
Hassan my says:
December 2, 2011 at 5:15 am
Clarification: My last comment on November 27 was in response to the comment by Anonymous on November 24 and not to confuse anybody as this gay called Jason and his gang are saying in their comments here. Sooner or later people will find out who you are Jason, and be assured I am not El Naschie as you claim. I am even personally a critic of many of El Naschiei’s ideas but I have strong belief that his general idea is almost correct and there are many confirmations of this. One confirmation is the envy and full of payed for unscientific illogical hatred you are putting on your filthy “pornographic” website.
December 20, 2011 at 10:12 am
Hello Hassan, It is with some hesitation that I have accepted this last comment of yours. I had to think long and hard about censorship, right to free speech, and civil discourse. It’s my hope that this pause has allowed for tempers to cool. I will keep this matter under advisement. Maryse de la Giroday
December 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm
That is very thoughtful of you, but please allow Hassan and anyone else to say whatever they want about me. Neither I nor anyone else has a right not to be offended. The remedy for offensive speech is speech in response. So let me answer:
El Naschie Watch is not a pornographic blog. See this post for an explanation of Hassan's allusion.
Hassan says "Sooner or later people will find out who you are Jason" which is odd because I don't blog anonymously or pseudonymously. My full name, contact information, place of residence, biographical details, etc., are easily found by anyone who Googles or clicks around my blog a bit.
I'm not gay, not that there's anything wrong with that.
Best wishes for a happy 2012,
Previous FrogHeart posts:
- FrogHeart on El Naschie v Nature
- Sockpuppet show at FrogHeart
- FrogHeart Archive: El Naschie vs Elsheshtwi