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Facebooked: UK Teen arrested for Afghan war post


A British teenager will appear in court on charges of racially aggravated offense after posting Facebook comments about six British soldiers killed in Afghanistan last week.

In his Facebook comments Azhar Ahmed, 19, reportedly criticized the amount of attention the deaths of the six soldiers received as compared to the civilians losses Afghanistan has sustained in the NATO-led war.

A police spokesperson said that the teen "didn't make his point very well and that is why he has landed himself in bother."

Ahmed, who will appear before court on March 20, was detained last Friday and charged over the weekend. He has since been released on bail.

The six British troops were killed last week after their Warrior armored vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.

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Comment by James Eldridge
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So sorry to hear that free speech is not allowed in the UK also. Here in the states, it is getting very difficult to express your personal feelings without someone telling you to go live in another country if you don't like the way things are handled here in the states. Idiots. It is sad for these young men to have lost their lives and just as sad a thing for those many innocent civilians to lose their lives over a needless war. Personally, you can say it all comes down to the faults of our political leaders. They stand in front of a microphone and tell us how we should honor our fallen heroes, when the real truth is that many American's don't want our own soldiers coming back to the states if they are murders of innocent people that never threatened anyone. How many X soldiers are walking the streets of the UK/US and elsewhere that committed murder for the fun of it? A lot. No wonder so many come back with PTSD. Not that they saw their friends die, but that they did some horrible things to innocent men, women and children. What a waste of two of the worlds greatest militaries by having sent them into harms way for some elitist to have a few more coins in his pocket.

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