UK is in desperate need of a restart button.
That’s what happens when your country doesn’t have a First Amendment type protection of free speech. And don’t kid yourselves, many Leftists in the US and elsewhere wish it didn’t exist, and are constantly assaulting it with this or that measure, under the false guise of ”protecting minority rights”.
Technically now terrorists …
While American jurisprudence has ruled that our free speech rights under the First Amendment range from publicly saying “I hate President (insert name here)” to defecating and/or urinating on the American flag. Agree, disagree or indifferent to what US courts have ruled, many Americans could find shocking not only the lack of free thought/speech imposed on our British cousins, but also the overt double-standard both police and the court system have been operating under. As reported by The Independent on May 2, 2014, and also Life Site News and The Daily Mail, both on May 1, 2014, case in point would be two Englishwomen who were recently found guilty of a “religiously-aggravated public order offence” for tearing pages out of the Qur’an; as well as a leading British politician arrested while reading select passages from The River War penned by arguably one of the greatest Western leaders of the 20th century, Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA.
Court Chairman Gordon Sayers of Birmingham Magistrates’ Court passed sentence on Julie Phillips, 50, and Gemma Parkin, 18, finding both guilty of “a religiously-aggravated public order offence” which technically could brand the duo as terrorists per British law (SECTION 4 – section 31(1)(a) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 as amended by the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001). The two were observed by local constables on Britain’s massive CCTV (closed circuit television) ripping pages out of a copy of the Qur’an and tossing them “‘like confetti’ while chanting racist songs about Muslims.”
The ardent fans of the Middlesbrough FC (Football Club), the two citizens were arrested at St. Andrew’s Stadium where their team was taking on the Manchester City Club. According to Court Prosecutor Amar Sanghara, the women were “also chanting words like ‘Muslim’, ‘Koran’ and ‘bayonet.'” Also testifying for the prosecution, Matthew Cornes, a member of the Orwellian named Security Response Team at the stadium, said:
There was shouting going on and singing, I don’t know the words but it was about the Koran and they mentioned Muslims as well.
More here. H/T: Fjordman