Why did we prosecute those Muslim protesters from Luton, who called returning British soldiers “murderers”? It may have been a singularly unpleasant thing to do, but shouting nasty things and holding up placards has only recently been seen as something which should be dragged before the courts. Racism is an overused commodity these days — but it strikes me that there is something genuinely racist in the way these groups are treated. Certainly Choudary should be stripped of his state benefits if he is fit for work (which he clearly is); and for sure, if we can prove direct links between Hizb ut-Tahrir and terror acts committed against British interests, then bang them up. But for saying stuff, and believing stuff?
In this battle of ideologies, we are pitted against an enemy swathed in religious and political certitude and we have only the ghost of a notion to sustain us: the notion of freedom of speech and freedom of thought. They don’t believe in that: so why should we give up the ghost?
Banning Islam4UK is not only pointless because it will re-emerge again (perhaps as u.r.infidelcockroaches.com), but worse than that, it transgresses the very essence of what we believe in.
An impeccably liberal defence of freedom of speech and freedom of thought.
Wonder Sunny Hundal\’s campaign is going?