Magna Carta is Dead in England
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......."
"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....."
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.”...."
Free Speech Under Serious Threat 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........
“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........."