It is really getting absurd, but the most absurd part is the number of people who see nothing wrong with it. I’m talking about actually being arrested for saying something that some might construe as the indefinable “hate speech.”
I’m referring to Paul Weston, the leader of the Liberty GB party in the UK, who was recently arrested for – of all things – quoting Winston Churchill. Yes, you read that right. Weston quoted – publicly – a section from Winston Churchill’s book (The River War) in which he is quoted as stating:
Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
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.
I’ve bolded the last section of the last sentence because that is the section that got Weston arrested. Again, let’s remember that Weston simply quoted from a book written by Winston Churchill from 1899 during wartime. The absurdity of this means that if Churchill lived today and made that statement, he would also be arrested.
But this is what occurs when Islam is given as much freedom as they are given to change society. When leaders stand aside and allow Muslims to do what they want to do because of Sharia law or defend Muslims for their alleged right to live under Sharia law, then society changes and not for the better.
No one is arguing that Muslims cannot live under Sharia law if that’s what they believe they should do. Unfortunately, they attempt to do so in areas of the world that generally do not see Sharia as valid. Muslims do not want to become part of the new society. They prefer to force that newly adopted society to adopt Sharia law.
That’s what has happened in the UK. It has been that way where the issue of homosexuality is concerned for some time. People have been arrested for publicly stating that homosexuality is sinful. Now, Islam is getting its way when people have the temerity to quote leaders who spoke out against Islam (Mohammedanism) over 100 years ago!
Weston was arrested and charged with “suspicion of religious or racial harrassment (sic).”
I don’t see how any of this is good at all. It’s not beneficial to any society where a small group of people can determine what they consider to be hatred or “harassment” of a particular group. In the end, it’s all based on a phony emotional virtue where people “feel” bad for one group and decide to make a law that protects that group. Meanwhile, it removes the ability of others to speak freely.
But apparently, because Weston spoke publicly, one has to have an “authorization to speak” in the UK. Police were called and he was asked to disperse. He didn’t and was arrested and then additionally charged with crimes against race and/or religion. Pitiful.
I wrote an article this morning that appears on the American Journal about this same topic, but with different players. Society is regressing, going back to the Dark Ages. Pretty soon, we will watch as the police in the UK chop hands off of thieves.
I cannot help but wonder what the reaction will be when Islam comes out in force against homosexuality? We recently learned that the Sultan of Brunei is taking his country back to the Stone Age by implementing laws that will allow for the stoning of gays. The law took effect last Tuesday, April 22. I can see huge problems coming to a head in the UK because of opposing ideologies.
Then again, Paul warned Timothy that “There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people,” (NIV).
It’s all because people will become adept at loving themselves over anything or anyone else. Reread that list that the apostle Paul presents to Timothy. It’s not a pretty picture at all and that’s what we are seeing develop in society.