Glorifying Terrorism is a 2007 technology fiction anthology edited through Farah Mendlesohn, which was once compiled in direct reaction to the Terrorism Act 2006. each tale within the anthology has been in particular designed to be unlawful lower than the Act's prohibition on any e-book "indirectly encouraging the fee or practise of acts of terrorism," together with "every assertion which glorifies the fee or coaching (whether long ago, sooner or later or regularly) of such acts," and actually the anthology's advent starts off with the specific assertion that "(t)he function of the tales and poems during this ebook is to glorify terrorism."
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