The leader of the Liberty GB party Paul Weston, who was arrested yesterday for breaching a Section 27 Dispersal Notice, is now possibly facing imprisonment for 2 years.
Mr Weston, a candidate in the 22 May European Elections in the South East, was arrested on 26 April in front of Winchester Guildhall for quoting in public a passage critical of Islam written by Winston Churchill, using a megaphone.
Then they upgraded the charge to Racially Aggravated Crime.
The Daily Mail repeats the quote from Churchill's The River War. I wonder if The Daily Mail will be prosecuted too.
'How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!,' wrote Churchill.
'Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.
'The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
'A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.
'The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. 'Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. 'No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.'
Powerful and feared factions do not want their feelings hurt and those eager to appease them have set up laws to enforce the protection of their dear feelings. But wait, is this really about feelings? Or is it about intimidation and silencing of some people so that other people can have more power?
The River War is available for free online. Published in 1902.
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