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Video game writer quits jobs due to death threats from players

A senior game writer at the video game development company BioWare was forced to quit her job after receiving numerous death threats against herself and her children.

Death threats made against Chris Brown

Death threats have been lobbed at singer Chris Brown and now the Los Angeles Police Department has launched an investigation into the threats.

Police: CBS TV anchor choked, threatened to 'kill his wife'

Darien - Rob Morrison, a morning anchor on CBS 2 News in New York, appeared in a Stamford, Conn., courtroom Tuesday after he allegedly choked his wife, Ashley, also a news anchor, over the weekend, and threatened to kill her.

Florida man - I will 'hunt down and kill' Obama

Melbourne - A Florida man is behind bars after being arrested by federal authorities after posting death threats against President Obama on his Facebook page.

Twitter death threats to Romney after presidential debate

Death threats are being issued against the Republican candidate Mitt Romney on Twitter. Several websites that reported death threats against Romney on Twitter before the presidential debate are now reporting an upsurge in threats following the debate.

Family business gets death threats for denying Romney photo op

Denver - A popular family-run Mexican Cafe in Denver has received hate calls and death threats for refusing to allow their business to serve as a photo op for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign.

Jon Lovitz labelled racist following Barack Obama criticisms

Universal City - Speaking with a conservative outlet this week, legendary comedian Jon Lovitz explained that following his remarks about President Barack Obama's tax the rich sentiment; he received death threats from various people.

NYPD subpoena Twitter for info after Broadway death threats

Twitter has been forced to hand over account information after a tweet saying people would be killed at a Broadway Theatre during a one-man show by former boxing champ Mike Tyson.

Police arrest teen who abused Team GB diver Tom Daley on Twitter

Dorset Police say they have arrested a teenager after the Twitter user @Rileyy_69 accused Team GB diver Tom Daley of letting down his father, who had recently passed away. The teen also threatened to drown Daley in a swimming pool.

Norway sentences Islamic extremist Mullah Krekar to five years

Oslo - A court in Oslo has sentenced Mullah Krekar the, founder of the Ansar al-Islam Kurdish-Iraqi Islamic terrorist group, to five years in prison for issuing death threats against a Norwegian government minister and others.

No right to life for newborns, 'after-birth abortion' acceptable

Two Australian academics have received death threats after arguing in the Journal of Medical Ethics that newborn babies should be put to death if the mother wishes. They say killing a healthy newborn is the same as aborting a fetus.

Toronto Mayor receives more death threats on Twitter, Facebook

Toronto - Toronto Police and the mayor’s office have confirmed that Rob Ford has received a second death threat. Officials say that a Toronto man allegedly threatened to assault and then kill the mayor. The threats were made through Facebook and Twitter.

Daring doggie 'jail break' nets Oklahoma senior jail time

Hydro - His name is Edwin Fry. The 73-year-old man insists on doing things his own way. He is known for using his riding lawnmower as his main source of transportation. But don't ever get between Fry and any of his dogs.

Op-Ed: Is 'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day' Free Speech or Provocation?

In response to the controversial South Park episode featuring Mohammed followed by threats to the show's creators, Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris has proposed May 20 as a national 'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day'. Why is that a bad idea? Aren't we free to?

ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews has received death threats

Sportscaster Erin Andrews is dealing with death threat emails sent to "The Dan Patrick Show" in recent days. The show had received other emails but the contents became threatening in March 2010.

Harvard Suggests Prof. Gates Leave Home Because of Death Threats

No race problems in America? Plenty of folk had negative comments about Professor Gates simply stirring a tempest in a teapot, but the fact remains he has received so many death threats Harvard is suggesting he leave his home.

New Book: President Obama Faces 30 New Death Threats Daily

According to a new book U.S. President Barack Obama is the target of over 30 potential threats per day. The book also claims the the Secret Service who protects the president and his family are over-stretched and under-resourced.

Chinese Internet filter creators receive death threats

The head of Jinhui Computer System Engineering Co. created a government-ordered program to filter Internet content on all computers. Reports indicate he has since received death threats.

Anti-jihadist Dutch MP received 285 death threats in 2008

Dutch politicians are facing an unprecedented number of death threats. The police corps in The Hague region received 428 serious death threats against politicians last year. And 285 directly targetted anti-jihadist Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders'.

Octo-Mom's PR Team Quits After Death Threats

The anger against the 'Octo-Mom' as Nadya Suleman is now being called is mounting. And people unhappy with her delivery of 8 babies through in-vitro fertilisation are taking their feelings out on her PR team.

Nadya Suleman's Publicists Quit Because Of Death Threats

The publicists for Nadya Suleman have quit because of the number of death threats that they have received. Their client had 6 children and was unemployed when she gave birth to octuplets on January 26.

Nadya Suleman Has Been Getting Death Threats

Nadya Suleman is back in the news as LA police begin to investigate threats made against her. The police will be advising her publicist on how to handle the slew of nasty mail coming in his office about the octuplet mother.

Kenya Journalists Receive Death Threats

Five journalists working in Nairobi have received death threats, apparently from the Mungiki, an underground Kikuyu sect in Kenya. One of the five had received prior threats.

We have divorced after death threats says Mrs bin Laden

A British woman who married Omar Ossama bin Laden, the son of notorious Osama bin Laden, recently announced yesterday that they are filing for divorce after receiving several death threats.

Jesse Jackson Gets Bomb Threats Over Imus Case

The Reverend Jesse Jackson's camp reports that he has received a series of bomb threats since he lead the charge to get shock jock Don Imus fired.

Why do people blog?

The controversy and varied opinions surrounding the DJ thread to which this post is linked have got me asking "Why do people blog?"

Death Threats Prompt Request for Blogging Code of Conduct

A prominent female blogger has come forward to reluctantly tell the world she has been receiving death threats. She says the blogosphere is becoming far too violent, and she's not alone.
 

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Sami Zaatari  a known British-based Islamic fundamentalist appearing in a April 2009 video. In the v...
Sami Zaatari, a known British-based Islamic fundamentalist appearing in a April 2009 video. In the video, Zaatari, apologizes to a man after having threatened to kill him and his family (whose identities were never released by authorities for safety reasons). Zaatari had issued several death threats after a heated online debate in which the man disagreed with the views of the fundamentalist. The apology video was produced by Zaatari as a condition of avoiding criminal prosecution.
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