Freedom of Speech, From the PC

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    January 09, 2004
    You'll Be Arrested If You Say That (Unless You're an Imam)
    There's a disturbing trend in the UK - that of bringing police action, including arrest, against those who say things that others find 'offensive.' Here are some stories of speech that has prompted police action:

    November, 2002 - Pro-hunting writer held in cell after race claims.

    Robin Page, a columnist for The Telegraph, has been arrested on suspicion of stirring up racial hatred after making a speech at a pro-hunting rally.

    Mr Page, 61, was detained in a police cell after being interviewed about remarks made by him at a country fair at Frampton-upon-Severn, Glos, on Sept 6.

    Yesterday, he vehemently denied having made any comment that could be construed as racist during the address, in which he encouraged his audience to attend the Liberty and Livelihood March in London later that month.

    Mr Page also told his audience that Londoners had the right to run their own events, such as the Brixton carnival and gay pride marches, which celebrated black and gay culture. Why therefore, he asked, should country people not have the right to do what they liked in the countryside.

    November, 2003 - Police to Investigate Bishop for Doubleplusungood Thoughtcrime

    The Rt. Rev. Peter Forster, bishop of Chester, is now the subject of a criminal investigation for expressing views contrary to those which we are seemingly required to hold.

    Here's what he said:

    "Some people who are primarily homosexual can reorient themselves. I would encourage them to consider that as an option, but I would not set myself up as a medical specialist on the subject - that's in the area of psychiatric health."

    And the latest, from the moronic columnist Robert Kilroy-Silk, who also faces police action for expressing his views:

    We owe Arabs nothing (scroll down for the article).

    Mr. Page did nothing whatsoever wrong, yet ended up in a cell. The Bishop of Chester merely expressed his views, as did Kilroy-Silk. In no case was violence advocated - there was no 'incitement'.

    It seems that the only way to forestall this inquisitorial process is to become an Imam. It took months for the British powers-that-be to take action against statements like these, from Abu Hamza al-Masri, Imam at the Finsbury Park mosque:

    "If a kafir is walking by and you catch him, he's booty," he says on one tape. "You can sell him in the market. Most of them are spies. And even if they don't do anything, if Muslims cannot take them and sell them in the market, you just kill them. It's OK." (Nov. '02)

    "You [in the West] are asking for somebody to fly a plane at a nuclear power station." (Jan. '03)

    Now that's incitement! But as of last October, he was still free, still in the UK, and still spewing hatred.

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