It would be one thing if control of the internet was focused on radical Islam converting others to mayhem and violence. But if history tells us anything, control of speech ends up as the first step and the hallmark of moving toward a totalitarian State. So if you have concern that Prime Minister May might be a bad choice in the upcoming British election, check out my earlier post Could the British Labor Party Corbyn Win the British Election? Here we go with the latest.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called for a bold measure after her nation suffered yet another deadly terror attack in the heart of London.
No, May did not call for reforming the United Kingdom’s immigration policies or shutting down known extremist mosques. She instead called for restricting the internet.
“We need to work with allied democratic governments to reach international agreements to regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremist and terrorism planning,” May stated in her Sunday speech. She also declared that the “pluralistic values of Britain” must be established as “superior” to any other value set.
The UK already has a lengthy record for targeting so-called “Islamophobia” spread on the Internet. Back in 2013, the British government arrested several citizens in the middle of the night over their “racist” comments following a Muslim extremist decapitating British soldier Lee Rigby in broad daylight.
In February 2016, U.K. police arrested a Scottish man who was upset over the large number of refugees who were set to settle in his small town. A month later, authorities detained a London man for his apparently “Islamophobic” tweet in response to the Brussels terror attack.
And this is just the United Kingdom being discussed here. Pretty much every single Western European country is obsessed with silencing “hate speech” online and Germany has gone as far as to threaten to hit Facebook with a massive $53 million fine if the platform doesn’t comply with its demands to censor “offensive” views.