Some ‘hate speech’ is more equal than others. It appears that the post-Woolwich ‘thought crime’ arrests have started.
Note: See ‘Addendum’ at the bottom of this piece.
Although details are at this point sketchy, it appears that the police have been uncharacteristically efficient when enforcing Labour’s ‘thought crime’ and ‘anti-religous hatred’ laws.
Sky News is reporting that two men have been arrested in Bristol for sending ‘offensive tweets’. It is not known whether or not these guys are Islamic nutters glorying in the attack, those inciting mosque burnings or just reasonable people driven to anger by the antics of Islam. However, because the arrest was made for ‘racial and religious hatred’ it may be safe to assume that these tweets were anti Islam.
The news outlet said:
“Avon and Somerset Police received complaints from members of the public about remarks that appeared on the social networking website, which were of a racist or anti-religious nature.
A 23-year-old and a 22-year-old, both from Bristol, were held under the Public Order Act on suspicion of inciting racial or religious hatred.
Detective Inspector Ed Yaxley said: “On Wednesday evening, we were contacted by people concerned about comments made on social media accounts.
“We began inquiries into the comments and at around 3.20am two men, aged 23 and 22, were detained at two addresses in Bristol.
“The men were arrested under the Public Order Act on suspicion of inciting racial or religious hatred. Our inquiries into these comments continue.
“These comments were directed against a section of our community. Comments such as these are completely unacceptable and only cause more harm to our community in Bristol.”
The actual content of the allegedly offending tweet is unknown me at this stage, but it appears that according to the Bristol Post and other sources, the comment appears to be of an anti-religious (probably anti-Muslim) nature. It is not known whether this ‘offensive’ tweet was directly inciting violence eg a call for mosques to be burned, or whether it was just harsh and quite justifiable criticism of Islam? If anyone can supply me with a copy of the tweet I would be interested to see it and may reproduce it, provided of course, that the ‘offending’ tweet is NOT inciting violence. The content of the tweet is a black hole according to the various bits of the MSM I’ve seen that have covered this story.
As far as I’m concerned, harsh criticism, ridicule, and debunking of the ideology of Islam, and campaigning for politicians to take their heads out of their arses and deal with Britain’s Islamic problem, is acceptable. Calls for violence however, as I’ve mentioned before, are not.
This would be a good opportunity to thank the Labour party for what they did. Not only did they bring in hundreds of thousands of Muslims, many of whom we cannot trust to NOT suddenly get it into their heads that they should kill us, but they also criminalised speaking out against the dangerous ideology of Islam. If it turns out that the content of the ‘offensive tweet’ is not calling for violence, but is instead valid criticism of an ideology that is daily proving itself to be unfit for residence in a civilised nation, then that is a worrying level of censorship.
Such arrests, if they are indeed for criticising Islam, should be compared to how often extremist Islamic preachers have been allowed to abuse our freedoms and peddle hatred, call for Christians and others to be killed, and yet are allowed to get away with it. Very few of these poison preachers have been arrested, let alone charged. Why the discrepancy? Muslims are allowed to promote hatred, but woe betide those who challenge that Islamic hatred. That is not administering the law in a fair or just way. This is the injustice of multiculturalism, this is Labour’s legacy, unfortunately continued by Cameron, a man who, to be quite frank, is unfit to be Prime Minister.
Although these arrests were made because the Police were acting on a complaint (probably from some Islamic pressure group or similar), I believe that they are primarily ‘intimidation arrests’ to try to deter other people from expressing their righteous anger at not only the Islamic murder of Drummer Rigby, but at the other problems that Islam has brought to our shores, the grooming gangs, the welfare dependency etc.
The difference between how different groups are treated is becoming astounding. The free pass given to Islamic hate-mongers, who are calling for murders, compared to arrests of those who speak out about Islamic problems, is a worrying indication as to how deeply the British Police have been corrupted by political correctness. In some areas, it appears that the Police no longer enforce the law in an honest and equitable way, but with one eye always on the ‘category’ of the person they are dealing with. One group is treated one way and another group another, what a complete multikulti mess that urgently needs to be cleared up.
Sky news, ‘Offensive tweets’ story
Russian news sources are reporting that up to 1,200 extra police have been detailed to protect mosques in Britain in case of a violent reaction to the murder of Drummer Rigby following his murder by Muslims.
It is strange, isn’t it, how the police can find an extra 1,200 police to guard mosques when for over a decade they seemed to find it difficult to allocate manpower or even enthusiasm for dealing with the problem of Islamic Grooming Gangs