First they came for the communists and I did not speak out because I was not a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Finally, they came for me and there was no one left to speak out.
---Pastor Martin Niemoeller
Activist Lauren Southern held by Article 7 of Terrorist Act without suspicion of terrorist activity – 'blasphemy' and 'racism'
This came out of examining the case of Tommy Robinson's arrest in Leeds yesterday for livestreaming on his phone on the proceedings of a major pedophile grooming trial in Leeds.
Just a couple of months ago right-wing activist,Lauren Southern was held at the UK border under the provisions of the Terrorist Act. She was questioned on her religious and other beliefs and even what she thought of people driving a car into groups of Muslims (sic). She was threatened with dire consequences if she didn't co-operate with the authorities even though in a late-night telephone call to her father the police said they did not have any suspicion of terrorist activity.
Turns out it was all related to a previous occasion where she conducted a social experiment to see how people would react to a "Mohammed is gay" compared to a "Jesus was gay" (which was perfectly alright).
So, it turns out that Lauren was held under the Terrorist Act for a social experiment (for "blasphemy " against Muslims) and for her views and for non-violent activism.
The only other prominent example (until recently) of a foreigner was that of Glenn Greenwald's partner David Miranda being held under the same provisions.
As an example of egregious double-standard Tommy Robinson cites the case of a Pakistani cleric, banned for violent hate speech in his native Pakistan, being welcomed into Britain for a lecture tour. I was slightly dubious of this until I found several articles on exactly this.
So, in Britain's "war on Terror" actual practitioners of real hate speech are given the green light while non-violent activists that have a viewpoint that goes in the face of the dominant Liberal ("Centrist") ideology are banned, held under the Terrror Act or, in Tommy Robinson's case, put away in prison with the very Muslim gangs he has been protesting against.
From my own personal perspective I doubt that I would want to sit at the same dinner table as either Lauren or Tommy but that does not matter. They are shining the light on some very dark areas of British life that the mainstream is trying to suppress, which I think is praiseworthy. But even if they were filthy, rotten liars (which they are not) they still don't deserve to be held under the Terrorist Act, still less be sent to jail.
But that is not the position of what I have seen called the Extreme Centre, the liberals, who use labels like 'far-right', 'alt-right' 'white supremacist', 'fascist' - innuendo - to describe people they don't like as code to tell us that we should rejoice when the State takes away their liberties.
I certainly can't fault Katie Hopkins when she describes yesterday's events (in a parallel to Pastor Niemoeller's dire warning) in this way:
"Tommy warned us about these rape gangs.
You laughed and called him a racist
Tommy will die in prison at the hands of these gangs.
You will laugh and say it served him right"
Then you will remember YOU have a daughter"
I used to know what "Left' and "Right" stood for but I am not sure any more. It seems to me that in a concern for the downtrodden and their livelihood, an opposition to laisez-faire or any form of capitalism as well as in an acknowledgement of climate change I am firmly on the "Left" while in a concern for ethics and morality and a keen awareness of what I call liberal fascism with its duplicitous support of Muslims (not wanting to upset their sensibilities while having no problem in bombing them and killing them in their thousands) I am firmly on the "Right".
I have no doubt (and in fact I know it) that the liberal fascists would use any, or all the above labels t describe me ("white supremacist", "far right" etc....).
I rather suspect that you are "Right" if you are concerned with things like large gangs of Muslim rapists and pedophiles and "Left" if you insist on political correctness and multiculturalism, all the while denying the real nature of the situation - at most these people are "Asians", never "Muslims", implying that there may be gangs of rapists and pedophiles from Singapore and Japan running rampant,
I prefer to avoid labels or even ideology of any sort and to base my views on a rational and balanced analysis and on values.
Now listen to Lauren Southern and Tommy Robinson in conversation.
Canadian right-wing journalist and activist Lauren Southern says she was detained in the French port town of Calais Sunday night by U.K. authorities under the Schedule 7 anti-terrorism act, which allows law enforcement to stop, search and interrogate those under "reasonable suspicion" of being involved in terrorism. Accusing her of the "distribution of racist material," British immigration authorities ultimately banned her from entering the country.
Southern made the claim via a series of tweets on Monday morning. The activist says she was on a bus traveling to England Sunday night in order to appear at a free speech event. Border police, however, stopped her from entering the country, citing "racism" as their rationale for blocking her entry into the country:
Reporter Chris Tomlinson, who has been tracking the story, provided a few more details:
Among the reasons she was detained is "distribution of racist material in Luton." Here's a copy of the letter to Southern from British authorities concluding that she presents a "threat to the fundamental interests of society and to the public policy of the United Kingdom":
Southern was traveling to the U.K. after producing a documentary about racial tensions in South Africa reaching a "boiling point," escalated by a government that has increasingly embraced racially discriminatory policies, including the confiscation of white-owned farmland. Southern posted the trailer for the documentary soon after she was released by authorities:
Southern's banning follows a similar situation with Austrian right-wing "Identitarian" activist Martin Sellner and journalist Brittany Pettibone, who were both detained a few days before at London Heathrow and ultimately blocked from entering the country for similar charges. Southern recently sat down with Pettibone for an interview on her South Africa documentary, in which she presents her rationale for undertaking the project.
The BBC provides some more details on the U.K.'s controversial Schedule 7 anti-terrorism law (formatting adjusted):
Under the schedule, UK police can stop, examine and search passengers at ports, airports and international rail terminals. Unlike with some other police powers to stop and search, there is no requirement for an officer to have a "reasonable suspicion" that someone is involved with terrorism before they are stopped.
A passenger can be held for questioning for up to nine hours and those detained must "give the examining officer any information in his possession which the officer requests". Any property seized must be returned after seven days, but data from mobile phones and laptops may be downloaded and retained by the police for longer.
Those detained are compelled to answer questions from the police and must not "obstruct" or "frustrate" any police searches. If someone fails to co-operate they are deemed to have committed a criminal offence and could face up to three months in prison, a fine or both.
While inconvenient people are held at the border under the terror Act or put away jail real practitioners of hate speech are given the green light.
Is it any wonder that people get angry, even violently angry?
A controversial Muslim cleric who has been banned from practicing in Pakistan for allegedly celebrating the murder of a popular politician is touring UK mosques.
Syed Muzaffar Shah Qadri, who has been dubbed a “firebrand” by Pakistani authorities, is due to speak at a number of British mosques in a series of heavily promoted events, despite being prohibited from speaking in his own country.
In Pakistan’s Karachi, he has been labeled “prejudicial to public safety and maintenance of public order.” He was banned from addressing crowds in October, according to a legal document obtained by Scotland’s Sunday Post.
Qadri’s UK visit has sparked concern from religious experts and politicians who fear the tour will cause divisions within the Muslim community.....
This is the official position. Instead, the British State turns everything on its head and uses its considerable power to go after social critics.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces a new and significant threat from organized far-right terrorism, the UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Monday as he revealed police had foiled four plots by right-wing extremists in the last year.
“The right-wing terrorist threat is more significant and more challenging than perhaps public debate gives it credit for,” Mark Rowley, London’s Assistant Commissioner, told reporters.
Britain has been a prime target for homegrown and foreign Islamist militants since the 2001 attacks on the United States. But Rowley said until the last two years, far-right activity was limited to unpleasant protests and hate crimes, with serious incidents limited to the actions of isolated individuals.
The MI5 domestic spy agency are now involved in investigating the far-right and he warned that British groups were seeking links with international extremists.
“It’s a significant part of the terrorist threat. Right-wing terrorism wasn’t previously organised here,” Rowley said.
“There are many Western countries that have extreme right-wing challenges and in quite a number of those the groups we are worried about here are making connections with them and networking,” he said, declining to give further details because it was a new, live intelligence phenomenon.
Last year, there were five deadly militants attacks in Britain including one carried out by a man who drove a van into worshippers leaving a London mosque after developing a hatred of Muslims by reading extreme right-wing material online.
The previous year, a Nazi-obsessed loner murdered lawmaker Jo Cox in a frenzied street attack a week before the referendum on the European Union. Since then, Britain has banned National Action and two other spin-off groups, the first extremist right-wing organizations to be outlawed since the 1940s....
This is the reality that the liberal Establishment would like to keep silent about.
This is the reality that the liberal Establishment would like to keep silent about.
The British government’s so-called anti-radicalization scheme has now become a mainstay in schools across the UK. Despite having full backing from the government, human rights experts have criticized the program as counterproductive and an obstacle to the freedom of expression in schools. Our correspondent Mohamed Walji has spoken to one of the many families who have been affected by the controversial scheme.
In fact, if you insist on the truth (as described below) you become a danger to the 'security of the Real'
Britain's 'worst ever' child grooming scandal exposed: Hundreds of young girls raped, beaten, sold for sex and some even KILLED
Up to 1,000 children could have suffered in Britain’s worst known abuse scandal - where sex gangs targeted girls as young as 11.
The rape hell of vulnerable young girls in one town - Telford - went on for a shocking 40 years, the Sunday Mirror can reveal.
As many as 1,000 children could have suffered at the merciless hands of perverts and torturers in Telford since the 1980s.
Girls as young as 11 have been lured from their families to be drugged, beaten and raped in an epidemic that, say victims, is still ongoing.
THREE people were murdered and two others died in tragedies linked to the scandal.....
I am sure that the people in the following list are Singaporeans or Japanese. They couldn't possibly be Muslim, could they?
That woudl be racist.