Monday, 21 March 2011
The establishment has recently been talking up the threat of lone-nut terrorists like Roshonara Choudhry, supposedly radicalised largely through watching Anwar al-Awlaki videos on the internet without having any direct contact with other jihadists.

In response, the Home Office has now introduced a mechanism through which members of the public can report "material on the internet which could be used to incite terrorism". As their website says:

You can challenge and report extremist or terrorist content you find online which you feel is offensive, or illegal.

There is a link on their website which allows people to report "dangerous" material. Here is their definition of illegal "terrorist or extremist content":

speeches or essays calling for racial or religious violence

videos of violence with messages of praise for the attackers

chat forums with postings calling for people to commit acts of terrorism

messages intended to stir up hatred against any religious or ethnic group

instructions on how to make weapons, poisons or bombs

Note this one:

messages intended to stir up hatred against any religious or ethnic group

Of course this could be used against Muslims trying to stir up hatred against the kuffar; but it could also be used for the opposite: civilised westerners trying to warn their naive compatriots about the mortal menace Islam presents to our civilisation.

Do you have faith that the police will confine themselves to shutting down jihadist websites or those which openly incite violence? I certainly don't. The pattern of initiatives like this is that they are initially introduced to target jihadists. The Muslims then agitate and complain they are being unfairly singled out. Politically correct politicians then yield to the Muslim pressure and extend the scheme to cover "all extremism". This is exactly what happened with the Prevent scheme, and it would not surprise me to see "islamophobic" websites ultimately being affected by it.

Meanwhile, the Daily Record reports today on plans to introduce what are potentially even more sinister internet censorship proposals in Scotland.


Ralph Lynn said...

If these sinister plans lead where we fear they may lead, then all dedicated counterjihadists need to connect with each other NOW!

We must swap email addresses, phone numbers..
Form societies, pressure groups..start lobbying.

We may be heretics now, but as more wise up..

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