Friday, 21 September 2012 Pay attention to the date, because what you are about to read might confuse you as to what century the following takes place. A 27 year old owner of a Facebook novelty account has been arrested by Greek Authorities. The charge?
As the official police announcement states in more detail, the young man was arrested for “Malicious Blasphemy and Religious Hubris”, through Facebook. Along with the blaspheming contents of that page, the Electronic Crimes Unit received thousands of digital petitions, coming from denizens from across the world.
The creator of the Facebook group GERONTAS PASTITSIOS/ELDER PASTITSIOS, has been under the sights of Christian clerics, religious people and the Greek fascist political organization Golden Dawn. The Golden Dawn representative Christos Pappas had imposed a related question in the Greek Parliament some days prior to the arrest, concerning the satirical Facebook Group GERONTAS PASTITSIOS/ELDER PASTITSIOS, claiming that “this user is using hubris, irony and is attempting to ridicule this Holy person of Greek Orthodoxy Elder Paisios (the monk, whose supposed modern day miracles are being satirized by the Facebook page in question). Shining examples of such Hubris are posts like ‘Elder Pastitsios the Patsafarian (sic)’, ‘The New Miracle from the Elder in Serres’, as well as numerous taunting and indecent photographs”
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