Free speech is illegal in the UK if it offends someone and if you quote Winston Churchill, you might be arrested. Such is the state of affairs.
When Cliven Bundy was under physical assault by the US government for not paying his grazing fees, his sympathizers were relegated to “free speech zones” as if the entire country were not a free speech zone. There was little public outrage and it seems to me that what is happening in GB will also happen here.
Paul Weston, seen in the photo above as he is being hauled away by police, is the chairman of the UK’s Liberty GB party. He is running as a candidate in the May EU parliament elections.
On Saturday, he was quoting Winston Churchill from the steps of Winchester Guildhall with a megaphone when a passerby complained. Police came and insisted he move on which he refused to do. He was then arrested.
Another charge was added for suspicion of religious or racial harassment. He is out on bail.
Weston, 50, was reading from Churchill’s book “The River War,” a Nobel Prize winning book.
As he was reading the following passage, a woman came out of the building and asked if he had permission to make the speech to which he answered in the negative. She said the speech was “disgusting” and called the police.
Here is the quote:
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.”
A problem with the quote is it generalizes instead of focuses on radical Islam, but come on, this is hate speech? He doesn’t have the right to quote from Churchill?
Free speech is not allowed if someone is offended and Winston Churchill’s comments are disgusting in GB. Such is the state of affairs in the UK this day and we are not far behind. It also sounds like radical Mohammedanism hasn’t changed since Churchill wrote this.
Apparently, it’s hate-mongering to read from Churchill’s book, even if it’s accurate in the eyes of many. If just one person doesn’t like it, you’re toast and can go to jail.
What is really disgusting is radical Islam and their anti-Christian jihad. Why don’t more complain about that as vociferously as some politician reading from Churchill in soapbox fashion?