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He wouldn’t serve a customer after disagreeing with him about Islam. That was a bit rude, but then the customer who was refused service “reported him to the police for ‘hate speech’ and Mr Gardiner found himself before a court for the first time in his life.”
That is police state behavior, with people turning in others to the authorities for ideological deviance, perhaps hoping to curry favor by doing so. Piers Palmer will soon be living in the Britain he has chosen and that he wants, and by then he may regret the course of action he has taken, but at that point it will be far too late.
The freedom of speech is dead in Britain. It is illegal to hold critical views of Islam or Muslims. If Jim Gardiner had criticized Christianity and Christians, and refused service to a Christian, he might have been justly criticized for doing so, but he never would have been fined for “hate speech.”
Britain is finished.
“Anti-Islamic burger van owner, from Stanley, County Durham, taken to court for refusing to sell sausage sandwich to customer who didn’t share his views,” by Tony Kearney, Northern Echo, July 12, 2017:
The religion of peace strikes again …
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A senior Facebook official met with Pakistan’s interior minister on Friday to discuss a demand the company prevent blasphemous content or be blocked.
The meeting comes after a Pakistani counter-terrorism court sentenced a 30-year-old man to death for making blasphemous comments on Facebook, part of a wider crack-down.
Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s vice president of public policy, met Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan, who offered to approve a Facebook office in Pakistan, which has 33 million users of the network.
Khan said Pakistan believes in freedom of expression, but that does not include insulting Islam or stoking religious tensions.
“We cannot allow anyone to misuse social media for hurting religious sentiments,” Khan said.
Facebook called the meeting “constructive”.
H/t reader kevin a.
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“A security official said the attacker, a man in his 20s dressed in a black T-shirt and jeans, wielded a knife and intentionally sought to attack foreigners. ‘Stay away, I don’t want Egyptians,’ the assailant had said in Arabic during the attack.”
Apparently he wanted to murder Infidels only.
“Egypt attacks: 2 German female tourists, 5 policemen killed,” by Maggie Michael, Associated Press, July 14, 2017:
A school in The Hague has been ordered to pay €500 compensation to two Muslim children who missed the annual school photograph because it clashed with the end of Ramadan.
The Maria Montessorischool hired the photographer without realising the date coincided with Eid al-Adha, and was unable to rearrange the booking by the time the mistake came to light.