This was reported by Robert Spencer on August 17.
Sharia UK: Police hunting for man who made a rude joke to a Muslim
Note TellMAMA’s headline: they claim that this man made a “racist slur” against a Muslim. What race is Islam again? In reality, there are Muslims, and Islamic jihadis, of all races. But TellMAMA wants to intimidate Britons into believing that anyone who makes a rude quip to a Muslim is a racist, and thus deserving to have the book thrown at him.
Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) is a national project which records and measures anti-Muslim incidents in the United Kingdom.
But that’s all this was: a quip. Say anything you want: the guy was rude, or his joke was tasteless, or whatever. But an arrestable offense? That’s insane. The Muslim could have laughed it off, or come back with his own counter-quip. Instead, he contacted Tell MAMA, who contacted the police, who, instead of telling them to grow up and stop the endless victimhood posturing, is actually investigating. The cumulative effect of all the many incidents like this one in Britain will be a cowed and submissive populace that doesn’t dare utter the slightest negative word about Muslims or Islam, for fear of prosecution. And that, not coincidentally, is the status Muslims enjoy in Islamic law, which forbids all criticism of Muslims or Islam on pain of death.
A Muslim man was abused by a middle-aged man, who said: “You haven’t come to bomb the place have you?” and then laughed, as they queued to purchase tickets for the Carabao Cup clash between Salford City and Leeds United.
If I was in the UK and made the factual statement that the Prophet Muhammad would have been a close friend of Jeffrey Epstein since both were notorious pedophiles and rapists, would I also be hunted by the police. What about here in the United States? Even though the statement is an accurate statement and verifiable by historical records, does Sharia, in the UK and the US prohibit the protected right of free speech.
Free speech includes speech that some might regard as offensive. If speech is limited based on any definition including such arbitrary definitions as offensive or hate, then speech is no longer free and the very essence of our Constitution and First Amendment would be violated. The slope is slippery and the UK for sure is sliding. The US is not far behind. The speech you advocate should be limited will be lead to your speech being limited next.
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