“You may chain my hands, you may shackle my feet;
you may even throw me into a dark prison;
but you shall not enslave my thinking, because it is free.”
~ Kahlil Gibran ~
Our focus this week is on the appalling collapse of the rule of law in Great Britain, exemplified in the arrest of a British woman on vague charges of “hate” and in the sentencing of the great Tommy Robinson to thirteen months in jail for publicizing a grooming gang trial. It is now possible, and usual, for British law to be used to terrorize patriotic citizens of the country—to shut them up, lock them up, and even to mark them out for death. A once-free country has become a totalitarian state in thrall to Islamic thugs and willing to destroy patriotic citizens in a desperate bid for temporary peace.
Advocates of freedom have been warning about this for many years, and for their pains (it is certainly an unpleasant subject), they have been ridiculed, fined, harshly condemned as “haters,” and now—more and more frequently—jailed. They have been told that they are to blame for the threats, violence, and police brutality that they experience.
But what is happening now in Britain must be seen for what it is: the implementation of a Sharia-compliant police state in which the freedoms and security of ordinary Britons have been sacrificed to a hideous ideal of political correctness. Those who cavil or object—and those who remain silent—are all complicit in the destruction of a once-free country.
And one would be foolish indeed to think that we are not moving in the same horrifying direction in Canada, thanks to our shamefully Sharia-compliant, speech-restricting, Islamophobia-obsessed Liberal government.
Freedom of Speech
Stefan Molyneux talks about Tommy Robinson’s arrest
They used to come in the middle of the night. They would drive you to some detention facility. And then you would be whisked off to some gulag or concentration camp. Where you may survive. Or where you might not survive. Tommy Robinson was arrested yesterday while reporting on the grooming gang trial and sent straight to prison. This story is now being erased from the Internet.
Orwell’s Nightmare: Articles About Tommy Robinson’s Arrest Rapidly Scrubbed From the Internet
It is now safe to say that the UK has become a police state. The treatment of both Robinson and the media that wishes to cover his arrest highlight the great importance of the First Amendment here in the US. Articles about the arrest and subsequent imprisonment of independent journalist and activist Tommy Robinson are being rapidly scrubbed from the internet after the British government put restrictions in place banning any reporting on the matter.
UK Police State: Activist Tommy Robinson to Serve 13 Months in Prison for Livestreaming Report on Child Grooming Gang
“Tommy has a reputation in the UK as one of the most prolific voices against Islamisation. There isn’t a Muslim that doesn’t know his name or his face. It’s well known anti-Islam prisoners are targets. Even amongst the regular population Tommy is a regular target of assault. Put him in a confined space with a surging amount of criminal Muslims and anyone can guess what the result will be. I don’t think it’s too crazy to say this could be a death sentence.”
Ezra Levant: Tommy Robinson in prison
Tommy Robinson was sentenced to a year in prison today. There is a UK publication ban on this story, but Canada’s Ezra Levant and TheRebel.media can give you a full account of what happened.
In the European Appeasement Olympics, Who Wins? By Bruce Bawer
Make no mistake: however Tommy Robinson may have strayed from the straight and narrow over the years, he is a champion of those victimized children, a voice for freedom, and a living rebuke to the cowardice of the British media, police, social workers, and other officials and public figures who knew what was going on in flats in Rotherham, Newcastle, and elsewhere, but stayed silent. Anyone in the United Kingdom who believes in freedom, recognizes the danger of Islam, and has any self-respect should rally to Robinson’s cause.
Video from UK: Woman who questioned police over Muslims illegally holding public prayers at Speakers Corner arrested
Britain is now fully a police state, in which people can be arrested and brutalized on nebulous “hate” charges, and have no rights, no recourse. Yes, Britain is finished, and videos such as this one chronicle its demise as a free society.
Theresa May announces the end of free speech in UK: “We value free speech…we also value tolerance to others”
Challenged in Parliament about why criticism of Christianity is taken for granted while criticism of Islam embroils one in societal (and legal) difficulties, read what British Prime Minister Theresa May had to say. Freedom of speech is designed precisely to protect people from being prosecuted or persecuted by the governing authorities because their speech dissents from the accepted line. It was developed as a safeguard against tyranny.
John Carpay on Free Expression at Laurier
Why should University students have to pay exorbitant security fees to protect themselves against thugs?
Killing Free Speech
How the movie “Killing Europe” was shut down in Europe and Canada…AND how even talking about the shutdown got shutdown.
Leftists Slowly Turning Off the Faucet of Free Speech
Intolerant leftists are hyper-aggressively silencing free speech via bullying and criminalization while deceptively portraying themselves as victims of hate from intolerant mainstream Americans. Leftists put out narratives on various issues and then socially and physically beat the crap out of anyone who dares to challenge what leftists deem true.
‘Internet Safety’ just means internet censorship
At the end of a week in which the House of Commons defeated Labour’s draconian plans to regulate the press, the Tories revealed their own draconian plans to regulate the internet. The culture secretary, Matt Hancock, has pledged to make Britain ‘the safest place in the world’ to be online. Politicians want to keep us and themselves safe from supposedly abusive speech. But it’s free speech that is most in need of protection.
“Notes from the Cassandra Society”
by John Thompson
Ah, the Joys of Ramadan Continue
Ah, the joys of Ramadan continue… this time with a Canadian flavor. It is the ninth day and so far, perhaps owing to the increasing rejection of Islamist doctrines in the Muslim World, things have been relatively quiet. There have only been 42 attacks with 155 deaths world-wide, and one can note only 1 death related to other religious violence and none that can be counted as “Islamophobia” – whatever that is.
Bracebridge temporarily shuts down 2 beaches after disturbing discovery
Kirby’s Beach and Bracebridge Bay Park were closed after glass shards and sewing needles were discovered. Several weeks ago, hazardous objects began turning up. Hammond’s wife spent eight to nine hours combing the beach herself and managed to fill a pail with her finds. “My wife found broken bottles sitting face-down with the jagged parts facing up. She found nails, sewing needles — a lot of sewing needles.”
Explosion in Indian restaurant in Canada wounds 15 people
An explosion caused by an “improvised explosive device” ripped through an Indian restaurant in a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said. “There is no indication that this is a terrorism act. There is no indication that this is a hate crime at this time. We haven’t ruled anything out as we start our investigation,” said Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans.
Instead Of Condemning Hamas, Trudeau Attacks Conservatives
Trudeau showed much more anger and emotion while attacking the Conservatives than he did when discussing Hamas, another example of how Trudeau reserves his anger for Canadians he disagrees with, rather than those who want to destroy everything Canada stands for. By the end of the videos included below, you can see Trudeau becoming enraged and unhinged, as if he thinks having to answer for his statements is somehow ‘below’ him.
Jewish Heritage Month Banner Restored at Toronto School
A banner proclaiming Jewish Heritage Month has been restored to the main foyer of a Toronto high school, following intense grassroots activism by Jewish students. The banner had been removed Tuesday after the principal at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute deemed it “too controversial,” in light of its resemblance to the Israeli flag. The decision to remove the banner in the first place, and the TDSB’s initial reaction to it, leave much to be desired.
Someone has to say it – it’s time to build a wall at Roxham Road by Antony Furey
Take a look at the Google Maps street view of Roxham Rd., the rural road that runs up to the Canada-U.S. border in Champlain, N.Y., and Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que. It’s illegal to cross there, either by vehicle or foot. It all looks very different now. We’ve since added trailers, tents, chairs, desks and bathrooms. There’s food available on site. What should only be an empty meeting of two dead roads has since turned into a busy border crossing.
Border War: Attacked by Antifa
Prime Minister Trudeau’s reckless border policy has led to more than a fake refugee crisis, now civil war is breaking out between citizens on both sides of the debate. Here’s the truth about what happened at Lacolle, Quebec and the attack against me at the hands of Antifa..
Why Does Antifa Get A Free Pass From The Media For Their Violence Against Women?
The issue isn’t whether you agree with the political perspective of the people being attacked by Antifa. The issue is that our society can’t survive if political disputes are resolved with violence. We already have people who are supposed to deal with violence within our country: The police. So, Antifa doesn’t reduce violence or bring society together, it increases violence and further destablizes society.
Toronto to turn college dorms, community centres into refugee shelters
The problem with the student residences is that it’s a stopgap measure. By the middle of August, they’ll need it to be vacant to prepare for students returning in September. And given the pace of hearings done by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, it’s not like all the aspiring refugees will learn by then whether their claims have been accepted or denied.
The Police and Mainstream Media now Reporting on Human Trafficking Problem in Ontario
It was bound to happen. The left and the fake left would get fed up with the law constantly being broken by those who wish to destroy Canada. Here it comes…the Police and the fake news outlets nationwide are starting to actually report on the dangers that the Liberal Party have forced on us all.
A Marine’s take on multiculturalism, Islam and jihad
The theory of multiculturalism is flawed in two major regards: it operates under the blatantly false principle that different cultures share the same values, and that there would be no conflict of interest between these cultures. Progressivism is a cancer, a degenerative disorder that’s getting worse with each generation, because there is no foundational counterbalance to it.
The Pox of Multiculturalism
Multiculturalism is an effort to destroy culture in the name of harmonizing cultures. It is, at best, gross globalist imperialism. It is, at worst, the Orwellian deconstruction of all societal values and beliefs.
Art Gallery of Ontario renames Emily Carr painting to be more culturally sensitive
As part of their “nation-to-nation” artistic approach, the co-curators are working to remove “hurtful and painful” terminology from the titles of works on a case-by-case basis, Uhlyarik said, but the Carr painting marks the first time the gallery has revised a name in such a public and “deliberate” way. Jan Ross, curator at Emily Carr House, said renaming a work in contradiction with the artist’s intentions is tantamount to “censorship.” “That is sacrosanct,” she said. “It robs the artist … I think it behooves us to examine things within the context of their day.”
The forces of America’s left were no match for Canadian intellect and English wit by Conrad Black
The last Munk Debate, on May 18 in Toronto, was on the complicated question: “What you call political correctness I call progress,” thus inviting disagreement both on the meaning of the term “political correctness,” and on its merits, whatever its meaning is. The participants upholding the view that political correctness was progress were Michael Eric Dyson, an African-American professor of sociology (at Georgetown) and Baptist minister, and Michelle Goldberg, a columnist for The New York Times, the Daily Beast, and Slate. Opposing them were University of Toronto professor of psychology (and successor to the late mayor Rob Ford as the most famous Canadian in the world outside Canada) Jordan Peterson, and English comedian and actor Stephen Fry. It was as much an exercise in cultural anthropology as a debate of the merits of political correctness. Professor Peterson was the only contestant who seriously attempted to address the issue.
Munk Debate – Edited Down to Jordan Peterson and Stephen Fry Parts
Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson and British actor and activist Stephen Fry take on American blogger Michelle Goldberg and American political commentator and academic Michael Eric Dyson in a fiery debate on political correctness in modern society. Video edited down to Jordan Peterson and Stephen Fry parts as much as possible without losing the context of the counterarguments.
EU: How to Stop Mass-migration from Africa? Bring Everyone to Europe!
While the focus on illegal migration remains, the original goal of stopping African citizens from migrating into Europe appears to have been lost entirely. Instead, the declaration pronounces African legal migration to be a positive thing, even stressing as beneficial the idea of migration of certain groups, such as researchers and business people. No one seems to ask how draining Africa of skilled labor, such as businessmen and researchers, is going to help the continent develop and thus stem the trend of migration?
The lies about immigration keeping the borders open
Open borders advocates rely on rhetorical tricks. Many are dishonest or illogical, or both. Another favorite trick is to point to our successful assimilation of immigrants. But American policy was explicitly assimilationist back then. Now our institutions are based on multiculturalism. To assume that immigrants will still quickly and easily assimilate is quite daft.
Muslim Spokesman Admits the Real Cause of ‘Islamophobia’
The CAIR line, eagerly parroted by the Leftist establishment media, is that a small, lavishly funded (alas, no) and interconnected group of “Islamophobes” — including, most notably, Pamela Geller, Frank Gaffney, John Guandolo, David Horowitz, and me — are, out of our insatiable desire for profit, making Americans hate the Prophet. We are, the story goes, a clique of “racists” and “bigots” who have decided to make people hate Muslims because we supposedly make a handsome profit from that hate. This is, of course, arrant nonsense, and a high-ranking CAIR official has now admitted that it knows it is nonsense.
Jihad via the Ballot Box
Hijra is immigration by jihadists who seek to populate and dominate new lands. They have absolutely no intention of assimilating peacefully in a new host nation. In fact, they scorn the host nation’s traditions and legal systems. Rather, hijrah is a means to “colonize and then transform non-Muslim target societies since the ultimate goal is global submission to sharia law.” This is a far more dangerous and insidious undermining of America continues unabated. It seeks to ultimately destroy the foundations of American values.
Around the World
Dr. Khaled Montaser “Trying to Fix This”
“Among the names of all those who detonated explosive belts in Europe or America,” he went on, “one cannot find a single Hindu or Buddhist name. They always have Muslim names. Furthermore, how come Muslims always oppose modernity?” Montaser’s harsh criticism should be understood as a call, similar to that of other caring Muslims “trying to fix this,” not to abandon Islam, but to modernize or to risk remaining “at the tail end of all the nations.” It is a call worth heeding.
“GO TO HELL!”
This is Egypt’s response to French call to revise the Koran. The notion that Muslims will willingly strike out certain verses from the Koran because they upset or threaten infidels is a nonstarter. From a Muslim perspective, because the Koran is Allah’s word, it cannot be tampered with or altered in anyway (if Sarkozy et al made these claims in certain Muslim countries they would either be incarcerated on blasphemy charges or killed outright).
Regime Change Is Coming to Iran
More than three decades of rule by the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) has not only failed to achieve the security and well-being of its people, it has ensnared the nation in a stifling theocracy where the rights of the governed are routinely violated for the benefit of the governing. These Islamic rulers are aware they are slowly losing complete legitimacy (if they ever had any legitimacy at all), and will be toppled, in a violent confrontation with similarly sized demonstrations. There may be a handful of regime officials who are struggling for reform, but the entire Islamic regime is aware of the looming threat from their citizenry.
Hamas will always win the PR war, even as Israel wins the military victories by Barbara Kay
Israel is constantly subjected to double standards — by the UN, by biased journalists, by anti-Semites on social media. In choosing to use this morally charged locution, “abomination,” with regard to the IDF, even the brilliant and knowledgeable and honourable Terry Glavin, whose writing on foreign affairs I greatly admire, has not only succumbed to uncharacteristic rhetorical carelessness, but in doing so, has given comfort and ammunition to polemical jackals for whom he normally and justifiably feels the greatest contempt.
Amnesty International investigation finds that Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar massacred Hindus
While the international media was wringing its hands over the alleged genocide of the Rohingyas in Myanmar, Jihad Watch was one of the few places where one could get the truth about the Rohingya jihad against Hindus in that country. The Rohingyas began the violence there, and if they weren’t waging jihad in Myanmar, they wouldn’t have suffered any trouble.
A Brash Young Prince is Shaking up the Middle East—and None Too Soon
Under Mohammed bin Salman’s leadership, in late 2017, the Kingdom presented a plan for settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict more favorable to the Israelis than anything that had preceded it. While not quite saying that the Jewish people have the right to a nation state in their ancestral homeland, MbS did allow that “the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land.” This is progress. The Saudis know they need the Americans and Israelis on their side against Iran and are willing to offer up something for that.
In South Africa, someone needs to get an education
It turns a blind eye to the butchery of white South African farmers, but takes diplomatic measures, based on false charges, against Israel while supporting the terror tactics of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and ignores the cries of their fellow Christians. Israel has welcomed and absorbed unwanted Jews of all color and culture from the Muslim world, from Asia, South America, Russia, even black Jews from war torn Ethiopia. All are fully integrated Israeli citizens. Among Israeli citizens are Christians, Muslims, Druze, Bedouin, Bahai, Aramean, people of all color and faith.
British mosque teacher urged followers to attack Prince George at school and inject poison into supermarket ice cream
Husnain Rashid, 31, provided advice on how a ‘lone wolf’ terrorist could carry out an attack with poison, chemicals, bombs and knives, prosecutors claim. He spoke about how to use lasers to shoot down aircraft and to weaken enemy defences by jamming their missile systems hoping he would be asked to go to Syria and fight.’ The terror suspect also allegedly posted a photo of George and said ‘even the royal family will not be left alone’. This horror is surpassed only by the UK government’s obsession with prosecuting anyone who speaks critically of jihad and sharia.
The UK’s FGM Clinics
According to The Independent, one FGM case is reported every hour in the U.K. The practice has been illegal in the United Kingdom since 1985, but British authorities have failed to bring forth one successful prosecution. In 2014, the first FGM clinic opened in London, and four more clinics have opened since then. Multiculturalism comes to town.
Generation Identity UK Co-Leader Fired from Banking Job Following Far-Left Activist Smear Campaign
Generation Identity (GI) UK co-leader Tom Dupré was fired from his banking position at the City of London firm Standard Chartered earlier this week following a campaign by far-left activist group HOPE not Hate (HnH). The firing comes after HnH and Swedish “anti-hate” organisation Expo, both of which receive funding from left-wing billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations, were included in a Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) report on far-left extremist violence.
Islam and the West Are Incompatible
We are living in a time when groups of Muslims are engaged in a war against Western civilization. These groups are numerous and widespread, and although they constitute only a sliver of the larger Muslim population, they rely for their strength on a body of belief inspired by mainstream Islamic thought. These Islamist groups have their differences, but they all agree about one particular tenet of the religion: sharia must achieve world domination. Sharia is the immutable, divinely inspired legal code that the religion of Islam embraces.
Leftist Privilege: Poisoned in Iceland a Year Ago, No-one Arrested
The Left all over the West has shown repeatedly that it hates dissent and wants to crush and destroy dissenters. What happened to me in Iceland is going to happen again to others elsewhere, and just as in my case, those who wrong us will think they’re doing something noble, and taking a stand against the forces of what they regard as “racism” and “bigotry.”
It’s been a year since 22 people, including young girls, were slaughtered at a pop concert in Manchester. The speed with which this murderous act disappeared from public consciousness was alarming, and not accidental. Anyone who bristles at the new extremism and insists it is something we must talk about and tackle, can expect to be branded an ‘Islamophobe’. The ‘phobe’ slur is used to shame people into silence. This is what Manchester revealed: terrorists hold our lives in contempt, and the political set holds our opinions in contempt.
Speakers’ Corner – Islam’s Fiercest Critics
When speaking out against Islam at Speakers’ Corner, one immediately finds oneself surrounded by Muslims in a circle formation. It’s akin to red Indians circling a cowboy wagon. It is intimidation tactics, and it ensures that there will be no escape for anyone who crosses the line. These legends demand a shout-out. They will go down in history as being integral players in the battle for Speakers’ Corner, a microcosm or metaphor for the rest of the UK.
Geert Wilders on the High Price of Telling the Truth About Islam
Mr. Wilders discusses the high price of telling the truth about Islam, unveiling how Sharia is now ruthlessly ruling the West.
Video: “The trend (sharia law) is already in your communities”
“Is What’s Happening in Europe Going to Happen to America, Too?” Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart London, Raheem Kassam, says we’re already on our way. Kassam, author of No Go Zones: How Sharia Law Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You, spoke recently at a panel hosted by the Center in Dallas, Texas.
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