This should send a chill up the spine of any atheist, or in general, any supporter of actual freedom of speech.
H/T: Tommy Robinson:
But all the Muslims who incite murder against me goes unchallenged https://t.co/wK007SgWMW
— Tommy Robinson 🇬🇧 (@TRobinsonNewEra) June 22, 2017
The freedom to challenge political power, no matter in what form it takes, is a sacrosanct right. That right is not granted by government nor can it be taken away by it, it comes from our creator (inalienable rights). Yes, you read that right, the ability to challenge political power, even the church, to criticize it and even God himself, comes from above. Think on that one for awhile.
NOTE: Unless the man is guilty of writing a death threat with immediate intent, he’s free to express his thoughts, and we are free to challenge him on it. Which I would.
Shoreham man jailed for stirring up religious hatred in Facebook posts
A man is facing more than a year behind bars for attempting to stir up religious hatred in Sussex.
Nigel Pelham was charged with eight counts of publishing threatening written material intending to stir up religious hatred against Muslims on dates between February 24 and November 16, 2015 on his own Facebook account. The charges are not used very often and are so serious they need Attorney General approval to be brought against someone.
Pelham, 50, of Freehold Street, Shoreham appeared on March 7 at Lewes Crown Court and pleaded guilty to the offences.
On June 16 he was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court in London to 20 months for each of the eight counts to run concurrently. He also has to pay £100 victim surcharge and has had two hard drives and his tower computer confiscated.
Sussex Police Hate Crime Sergeant, Peter Allan said: “The charges brought in this case are extremely serious and were only brought against four people in England and Wales during 2016. Nigel Pelham used Facebook to express some truly offensive views, with no understanding of how serious his actions were. Many people see social media as a harmless and sometimes faceless place to air their opinions, however I hope this shows we will not tolerate this type of behaviour and will act when someone reports their concern about what someone is posting.
“I hope the sentence handed down by the court on Friday acts as a deterrent to others and sends a reassuring message to those who may be directly targeted or are more widely affected by people’s use of social media to spread messages of fear and hate.