Saturday, April 26, 2014

No Free Speech in UK - Man Arrested for Quoting Churchill on Islam

This is yet another example of what has happened to the nation that gave us both (In American English-"The") Magna Carta and the principles of the Whig Party:

"........At around 2pm Mr Weston was standing on the steps of Winchester Guildhall, addressing the passers-by in the street with a megaphone. He quoted the following excerpt about Islam from the book The River War by Winston Churchill:

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property — either as a child, a wife, or a concubine — must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.”

Reportedly a woman came out of the Guildhall and asked Mr Weston if he had the authorisation
[Italics are mine and it's British spelling] to make this speech. When he answered that he didn’t, she told him “It’s disgusting!” and then called the police.

Six or seven officers arrived. They talked with the people standing nearby, asking questions about what had happened. The police had a long discussion with Mr Weston, lasting about 40 minutes.

At about 3pm he was arrested. They searched him, put him in a police van and took him away."
This is an absolute disgrace I can't believe that so many of us who live in the Anglosphere are doing nothing while the most free nations ever to exist are steadily being transformed into totalitarian states. 
-Previous posts:

Magna Carta is Dead in England

In the UK, you will be allowed to enter the country despite the fact that you habitually spew whatever words of hatred that you wish.

-As long as you are a Muslim.

If you are careful to differentiate between Muslim people and the hatred, violence, and subjection of women and non-Muslims that is promoted in the Koran and other Islamic writings, however, you will be prohibited from entering the nation.

-From the first link:

"In a not unexpected — but nevertheless shocking — move, Britain’s Home Office has denied entry into the UK to Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller. The two anti-sharia advocates had planned to join Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll this weekend in laying flowers at the site of Lee Rigby’s* murder in Woolwich, in honor of Armed Forces Day.

Unlike Geert Wilders at the time he was denied entry to Britain, Mr. Spencer and Ms. Geller are not on trial for “inciting hatred”. They have never been convicted of any crimes. They have never incited violence in any way. Their only “offense” has been to speak out repeatedly against Islamization and the dangers of Shariah......."

-From the fourth link:

"Devotion to jihad for the sake of Allah, and the desire to shed blood, to smash skulls, and to sever limbs for the sake of Allah and in defense of His religion, is, undoubtedly, an honor for the believer. Allah said that if a man fights the infidels, the infidels will be unable to prepare to fight."
"You may be wondering if it was I
 [Robert Spencer] or Pamela Geller who penned that hate-filled misrepresentation of the beautiful Islamic doctrine of jihad. But in fact, it was neither one of us. It was Mohammed al-Arefe, a Saudi Muslim cleric who believes that shedding Infidel blood and smashing Infidel skulls is pleasing to his god.

Apparently believing that such violence is an Islamic imperative is just fine with the British Home Office as long as one does so approvingly: Mohammed al-Arefe wasjust last week admitted into Britainwithout any difficulty. If one believes that such violence is an Islamic imperative but opposes it, however, watch out: that is not conducive to the public good....."

-From the second link:

"The backgrounds of the two banned Americans [Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller] were reviewed by the Home Secretary’s office and they were told in crystal clear terms,“your presence here is not conducive to the public good.”

The official notice went on to clarify, ”You are therefore instructed not to travel to the UK as you will be refused admission on arrival.”...."

Although modern Leftist revisionists (As they have with the Roman revolt against the Tarquins and virtually every other crucial victory for Liberty and the Rule of Law in Western History) have taken great paints to portray the event that occurred at Runnymede in 1215 as the mere work of aristocrats working to better their positions, the Magna Carta is indisputably a key event in the development of freedom in the West. We find nothing even remotely comparable in early, contemporary, or modern civilizations in  East or South Asia, the Islamic world, or the Americas. 

One of the main points to note about the Charter was that rulers are also subject to the Law and that they have no authority to make arbitrary decisions. Everyone must be treated equally under the Law.

The nation that gave us that legal precedent, jurists such as Sir William Blackstone, political thinkers such as John Locke and Edmund Burke, and piles of examples of stubborn stands for Liberty, is - like the US, no longer recognizable. Islamists who foment hatred of Jews, Christianity, Western Culture, even the UK itself, are free to enter that nation, but someone who works to inform people about the truth of Islam are barred from doing the same. 

You cant even talk about what Muslims say about their own religion.

Those who stood against the arbitrary rule of King John and defended Liberty against the King's ensuing reactionary moves must be rolling over in their graves. 

In the 20th century, the Left (Like it did with all Western counties) needed to change British society, but their  public school and media machines were not doing the job quickly enough to suit their tastes. They needed to get the electorate turned around before the realization that Leftism is a patent lie set in among the people. The solution was to import as many non-Western immigrants as possible. A key part of this strategy was to include massive amounts of immigrants from Muslim nations. Not only do Muslims vote for Liberal/Labor parties, they also would have,  as Islam is pan-national in its outlook, no appreciation for British sovereignty. Socialists want to do away with national boundaries, so Muslims would serve two purposes.

The plan, save for a few minor hiccups such as plagues of gang rapes of indigenous British girls, a massive increase in violent crime, widespread welfare fraud, the steady advancing of Sharia Law, and large-scale rioting, has worked out fairly well for the Left - even "Conservative" politicians have to ignore the facts and play down the effects of this policy if they want to keep their cushy jobs.

Now the Left and their so-called Conservative opponents have a tricky job; the mob will turn out for any event that the Muslims can use to justify yet more violence, so the politicians from both sides have to pander to them. 

As with most solutions to inherently wrongful policies, what has been implemented is a sub-policy of applying bandages - not to fix the problem, but to put a temporary stop to the bleeding. Those who work to protect the national and ethnic culture of the people of the UK, as well as anyone who dares to speak accurately about Islam, are either subjected to continual harassment by the authorities or left alone to be attacked by Leftists thugs such as those if Unite Against Fascism. If one who does the same  is a citizen of another nation,  he or she will be prevented even from visiting the UK.

The people of Western nations have precious little time left before it will be too late to save even a remnant of their respective countries. They can no longer turn a blind eye to what is being done to enslave their descendants. If the Left is not checked soon, the people will have to pack up and leave if they want to have a place to live in Freedom and in the spirit of their ancestors**.

We will have to consider a modern-day Volkerwanderung.

Free Speech Under Serious Threat in the UK.

I saw this report today in The Blaze, but a search turned up an article from The Telegraph, which was published on the 4th of July of all days.

In the United Kingdom, the wellspring of the strongest traditions of individual liberty and free speech that can be found in the entire world, it not only verboten to speak your mind, but you also are prohibited from making any statements concerning Christian teachings - this in a country in which Christianity is the official religion.

"Tony Miano, 49, a former senior police officer from the US, was held for around six hours, had his fingerprints and DNA taken and was questioned about his faith, after delivering a sermon about “sexual immorality” on a London street.
Mr Miano, who served as a Deputy Sherriff in Los Angeles County, said his experience suggested that the term “thought police” had become a reality in the UK.

He said he was amazed that it was now possible “in the country that produced the Magna Carta” for people to be arrested for what they say.

Mr Miano, who was provided with a solicitor by the Christian Legal Centre, was arrested under the controversial clause of the Public Order Act which bans “insulting” words or behaviour.............
He was speaking from a passage from Thessalonians which mentions “sexual immorality” and listed homosexuality alongside “fornication” as examples what he believed went against “God’s law”.

A woman out shopping called the police to complain that she was offended, prompting two officers to be dispatched to arrest him........

During the subsequent questioning at Wimbledon police station he was asked about his beliefs on what constitutes “sin” and about how he would treat gay people in hypothetical situations.

“As the questioning started it became apparent that the interrogation was about more than the incident that too place in the street but what I believed and how I think,” he said.

“I was being interrogated about my thoughts … that is the basic definition of thought police.

He said he had arrested many people in his career but never over something they believed.

“It surprised me that it is possible for a person to be taken to jail for their thoughts,” he said.

“It surprised me that here in the country that produced the Magna Carta that an otherwise law abiding person could loose his freedom because one person was offended by the content of my speech.”
He said he feared Britain and other countries were already on a “slippery slope” towards the erosion of free speech and has written to MPs outlining his experiences.

Andrea Williams, of the Christian legal Centre, said: “We might joke about there being ‘thought police’ but this case shows that it has already become a reality.

“Sadly we are seeing cases like this increasingly often”.

Mr Miano said that after he was questioned he was advised by his solicitor that police had indicated that they expected to charge him with a public order offence.

But after being sent back to his cell for around another hour he was informed that an inspector had decided that no further action would be taken. He was released about midnight........."

The land that gave birth to some of the greatest political minds in history has been transformed, and the results are not pretty.

When I think about the manner in which members of Parliament would traditionally address each other, or the biting content of newspaper articles in Great Britain in the 18th century, and compare these to the Orwellian restrictions of public speaking in that nation today, my stomach turns.

Most Americans are not only blissfully unaware that our Mother Country is no longer the bastion of Liberty that she was for so long. They are even less aware that the plans are in place to bring about similar restrictions in the US. 

In regards to Islam, Hillary Clinton has for some time been involved with moves to curb the First Amendment by making restrictions on speech that "defames religion". Feminists don't seem to have any beef with the manner in which women are treated by men in Islamic nations or families. 

At this point, Orwellian restrictions on free speech are still at the mob level. You will not be charged with an offense, but rest assured that the mob will rise up and attack you. Any reference to privileged groups or "lifestyles" will earn you a loss of employment, boycotting of your business and all who do business with you, acts of vandalism against your property, and other retaliatory measures for daring to speak out.

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