September 23, 2010

UK Now Officially a Shariah State: 6 Arrested for Burning Quran on YouTube

Is this the United Kingdom -- the country that gave Karl Marx political asylum -- or is this Saudi-freaking-Arabia?

They arrested these guys for inciting racial violence.

Now that burning a Quran is illegal in the UK, is it illegal to burn, say, the Scottish flag? I mean, the Scots are a "race" (if that term means anything at all) .... but since when is "Islam" or "Muslim" a race?

How about the Israeli flag? Is that illegal?

Only one thing can explain the double-standard: fear.

The Brits fear their own Muslim minority. And while no one will admit it I can see no other motivation for singling out Muslims for special protection no other group receives.

And just to be clear: It's not the hypocrisy that bothers me near as much as any laws which forbid the free exercise of speech and religion in the context of peace. Clearly this violates both.

Geert Wilders is right: the EU needs a 1st Amendment.

AP:

British police say they have arrested six men on suspicion of stirring racial hatred after they posted a video on the Internet in which they appear to burn two Qurans on Sept. 11.

Northumbria police say the men posted bail and were released. They will face further court hearings for their actions in the town of Gateshead in northern England, police said in a statement.

If any one finds the videos on YouTube, let me know.

Thanks to uptight.

Update by Howie: I added the video below the fold.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:42 AM | Comments |