Here in the US of A we have “hate crimes.” Basically, a hate crime is any criminal act committed against someone that has a racial, ethnic, or even sexual preference driven motive. When a “hate crime” is committed, the government has a broader range of punishments they are allowed to pursue against the accused. They have these statutes in England as well… but now the liberal political party in England (the Labour Party) would like to make hateful thoughts illegal, too – specifically, hateful thoughts towards Muslims.
In a recent interview with The Muslim News UK the Labour Party leader and hopeful soon-to-be Prime Minister said that if his Labour Party were to win control of the government in upcoming elections, they would make Islamophobia an “aggravated crime.”
We are going to make it an aggravated crime. We are going to make sure it is marked on people’s records with the police to make sure they root out Islamophobia as a hate crime,” Miliband told the Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi in a wide ranging exclusive interview.
“We are going to change the law on this so we make it absolutely clear of our abhorrence of hate crime and Islamophobia. It will be the first time that the police will record Islamophobic attacks right across the country,” he said.
Labour Party Manifesto pledged to take a “zero-tolerance approach to hate crime” regarding the growth of Islamophobia as well as anti-Semitism. “We will challenge prejudice before it grows, whether in schools, universities or on social media. And we will strengthen the law on disability, homophobic, and transphobic hate crime,” it said.
The Labour Party leader concluded by saying, “Our Government will be absolutely committed to equality not just in law but in fact too. We are committed to race equality strategy. That is why we are committed to breaking down barriers of discrimination.”
England already has some draconian anti-free speech laws on the books; we’ve written on multiple occasions about street preachers getting arrested simply because someone says they were offended by what the preacher said. Or perhaps the most egregious example, UKIP Party leader Nigel Farage was arrested just last year for reading an excerpt from a book written by Winston Churchill! That’s right, the British police arrested a politician for reading a quote from a book by a former British Prime Minister.
Freedom of speech barely exists in England anymore… and this new push by Labour to outlaw “Islamophobia” may just finally kill any vestige of freedom that remains.
Do you understand here what it is that the liberals in England want to outlaw? Thoughts. Beliefs. Ideas.
“Our Government will be absolutely committed to equality not just in law but in fact too.”
Do you get the insidiousness of what he is saying here? It sounds nice. Equality is great isn’t it? Labour Party Ed Miliband is arguing that the government should be about the business of not just enforcing equality under the law, but also by influencing equality through the force of government action. If a group of friends is hanging out playing poker and one of them happens to say some disparaging things about Muslims… he better hope that none of his buddies says anything to the cops. Because the Labour Party would like to charge him with an “aggravated crime” and keep a permanent record of his “Islamophobia.
”Terrifying, isn’t it? And this is from our closest European ally.
If anything has ever been “Orwellian”… I think this is it.
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