Those arrested for hate speech face “large fines or up to two years in prison if your message is deemed to have broken the law,” according to police.
The London Guardian illustrated the kind of speech that is regarded as a “hate crime,” reporting the Sutton Islamic center in south London “suffered a graffiti attack that read: ‘Terrorise your own country.'”
After the Manchester attack May 22, an “anti-racist group” held a rally in protest of a “bacon hate crime” in which strips of bacon were left on four car windshields outside a mosque in Cambridge, England. A 19-year-old man was arrested in connection to the incident.
Pamela Geller, editor-in-chief of The Geller Report and president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, asserts Britain’s priorities are upside down.
“As jihad roils the U.K. and streets are awash in blood, the British government springs into action not against the Jihadis, but against those who might insult jihadis,” Geller told WND.
“The Brits have reached a tipping point,” he said.
“When your security apparatus has flipped from protecting the dissenting view of the victim, to that of the feelings of the attackers, you’re about to lose your culture,” said Nehlen, who challenged House Speaker Paul Ryan for his Wisconsin congressional seat last fall.
He recalled that during the 2016 campaign, he was derided by Brits for insisting there are “no-go zones” in the United Kingdom, where law enforcement has ceded authority to Muslims.
“I’d suggest the Internet is one (no-go zone), the town square is another. Prove me otherwise, if you still can,” Nehlen said.
After the murder of a British soldier by two Muslims in London in 2013, three men were taken into custody for using Twitter and Facebook to criticize Muslims.
One man was charged with “malicious communications,” the other two with “inciting racial or religious hatred.”