David Cameron is planning new powers to muzzle Islamic hate preachers accused of provoking terrorist outrages such as the killing of soldier Lee Rigby.
The Prime Minister wants to stop extremist clerics using schools, colleges, prisons and mosques to spread their ‘poison’ and is to head a new Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Task Force (TERFOR) made up of senior Ministers, MI5, police and moderate religious leaders.
The high-powered group will study a number of measures, including banning extremist clerics from being given public platforms to incite students, prisoners and other followers – and forcing mosque leaders to answer for ‘hate preachers’.
This is simply the banning of free speech.
We currently accept two limits on this right: incitement to immediate violence and libel. And no others. Nor should we accept any others.
The danger to us from Islamic nutters isn\’t what the nutters themselves might do. Yes, they do indeed occasionally kill one or more of us. But the real danger is what the fuckwit politicians will do in reaction to said killings.
60 million people must be denied free speech because two nutters murdered a man? Fuck off Dave, seriously.