Mike, a.k.a. Tangled Up in Blue Guy, has received a letter from Adnan Oktar’s lawyer telling him, essentially, to shut down his site. Like this:

With a view not to cause you any grievances by blocking access to a whole website, without prior notification, due to some statements in the site content of which your administration may be unaware or may have failed to notice;

We find it appropriate to warn you in advance lest your company and name be abused for illegal ends and your publication be terminated. It will be of benefit to your company, web site and administrators to stop the broadcasting of this website and not to allow staring of new links, with any of the following phrases containing the name : “Adnan Oktar”, “Harun Yahya”, “Bilim Arastirma Vakfi”, “Adnan Hoca”, “Oktar” and including unlawful statements and comments.

What is the meaning of this!!! No, really, what the heck does this mean? Clearly, it is a threat. Clearly, it is a threat WRITTEN IN BROKEN ENGLISH, which is the worst kind!

Mike responds (and gives all the details) here.

Comments

  1. #1 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    November 29, 2008

    Help! Help! I’m being oppressed!

  2. #2 eddie
    November 29, 2008

    Shouldn’t that be “…staring at new links…”?

    Seriously, isn’t there some law against spurious lawsuits? Harrassment?

  3. #3 ggab
    November 29, 2008

    I see this as an honor.
    I would be more than a little proud of it.

  4. #4 Blogesque
    November 29, 2008

    Harun Yahya is the same clown who sued to get Richard Dawkins’ website blocked in Turkey. Basically he’s saying if website content doesn’t change to his liking, he will have the Turkish court system firewall the website. No one in Turkey will be able to access the site.

    For info, see

    http://richarddawkins.net/article,3128,Turkey-bans-biologist-Richard-Dawkins-website,Monsters-and-Critics

  5. #5 Mike
    November 29, 2008

    Have they copyrighted stupid over there? Did he infringe by noting it? Keep it up & see what else crawls out from under the rock.

  6. #6 Romeo Vitelli
    November 29, 2008

    “not to allow staring of new links,”

    I don’t know if I blame him for being upset if he thinks new links are staring at him. Covert glances are best.

  7. #7 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    November 29, 2008

    Well, so far they haven’t responded to my request for clarification. I just wonder how much it will hurt if they put their foot down. :)

  8. #8 Jack L.
    December 5, 2010

    Hey! Mike’s blog has vanished! Could someone give me some details about this?

  9. #9 Stephanie Z
    December 5, 2010

    Jack, Mike took down his blog for personal reasons some time ago.