From Elsewhere: The Freedom of Speech concerns raised by the post-Woolwich arrests.
Aaron Rhodes writing in The Commentator speaks of the danger to free speech that the arrests of those who have spoken out against the ideology of Islam pose to the UK.
“We do not know what words British citizens used in reaction to the Woolwich terror murder to warrant their being charged with crimes under the Public Order Act and the Communications Act. But anyone who spends time surfing blogs and social media on the Internet would conclude that those ten people are only a fraction of those who have used similar “malicious” or “anti-religious” language in their online effusions.
Those arrested were simply unlucky enough to be informed upon by snitches, and to be held up as examples of the need to tone down expressions of outrage. In the words of one local authority, “the consequences could be serious” should citizens fail to heed these warnings.
These arbitrary arrests, some of which occurred in the dead of night, raise serious freedom of speech concerns, questions which are, nevertheless being ignored by a human rights community neutered by multiculturalism and an embrace of censorship in the name of promoting tolerance.
Both laws contain vague language, putting citizens at risk of expansive legal interpretations and political exploitation. They are emblematic of bad legislation that, while aimed at dealing with the tragic dangers faced by minority populations, in fact creates more hostility by stifling free speech.”
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And finally. Just so that the powers that be are left in no doubt as to just what I think of Islam, well there is such a wealth of evidence that Islam is a festering pile of aggressive, misogynist horseshit that needs to be resisted by anybody who believes in freedom of speech or women’s rights or democracy.
I would like to think that the rash of ‘intimidation arrests’ and the arrests due to the actions of disgusting grasses and Quislings, are not intimidating people, but are instead emboldening more people to speak up and speak out.