South African Facebook Photo
August 29, 2011 by staff
South African Facebook Photo, Facebook’s image in which a white man posing with a rifle on a seemingly lifeless body of a black child is “sick and horrible” and should be denounced by every African-looking South, the Independent Democrats, said Sunday.
“Whenever I see or experience racism in any form, as a society in which we all condemn in the strongest possible terms. If we do so, we will only allow this kind of” sick “to penetrate the behavior and grow in our society, “said the secretary general Hussein Haniff ID.
The image, published in the Sunday Times, is the profile of a user named “Eugene Terrorblanche,” a play on the name of the murdered Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) leader.
“Terrorblanche” had 583 “friends” on social networking site on Sunday, seven fewer than Saturday.
In your profile, listed knives, firearms and their interests, and self-defense, grappling, weapons handling and shooting activities.
“To some extent, this image represents the deep hatred that some sectors of our society still harbor toward other races.
“Fortunately, this is in the minority in the vast majority of South Africans have embraced the vision of a united South Africa that we all fought,” Hussein said in a statement.
This behavior must be condemned and ensure that all forms of racism were reported.
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The Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said the party was “appalled by the image.”
“Whether or not the image is genuine, it represents a scene of extreme violence perpetrated against a child by a man. The intention is to provoke racial hatred and polarization,” he said in a statement.
Earlier on Sunday police ministry warned that there should be no racial connection made in the image.
“Even if the child was white or black man … once you reduce it to a racial aspect becomes problematic. Murder is murder,” said spokesman Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa Zweli Mnisi.
Mthethwa had ordered an immediate investigation and urged the man in the image – or anyone you know – to come forward to assist in the investigation.
It was early in the investigation, but if the photo was authentic person responsible should be prosecuted, he said. It should also be another person involved, since someone took the picture.
If the image was digitally manipulated found to be inciting violence and no connections to violence, Mnisi said.
Everyone partly responsible for the publication of the image, or who created the profile and have seen it, but did not report that could be processed.
“There are many questions that need answering.”
The ministry began to notice the picture on Saturday when the Sunday Times approached them for comment, Mnisi said.
“From us, as the police see it as shocking,” said Mnisi.
Advocacy groups for children said the production and dissemination of the image violated several laws. – Sapa
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