Thursday, October 19, 2006

Free Speech Officially Dead in UK

Apparently, Muslim extremists in the United Kingdom, working hand-in-hand with British dhimmis, have succeeded in crushing the freedom of expression in that once-great nation.

From the Tivy-Side Advertiser:
A protest in London against the publication of a cartoon depicting the prophet Mohammed as a terrorist incensed an Aberporth man, who painted an anti-Muslim slogan on a white sheet and draped it over his garden fence.

The words in bold red paint stated: "Kill all Muslims who threaten us and our way of life. Enoch Powell was right."

Father of two Gary John Mathewson, who was arrested for displaying the banner, told a court: "This won't stop until there is a Muslim president in the White House."

And referring to MP Jack Straw questioning whether Muslim women should wear face veils he asked: "Are you going to arrest him?"

When prosecutor Maggie Hughes pointed out that the banner did not mention extremists Mathewson said: "That's what I meant by those who threaten us and our way of life.'"
And prosecuting people for expressing themselves is decidely one-sided:
...during the protest in London a Muslim was dressed as a suicide bomber he asked: "Why was he not arrested?"
Who filed the complaint against Mathewson? Enter the dhimmi:
One of his neighbours, a retired Army officer with 23 years service, told the court he reported the matter to the police because he feared a visit from Muslim extremists.
But this is still okay with the Brit authorities:

Via The Jawa Report.