Saturday, September 22, 2018

Blasphemy Laws Reintroduced Through the Backdoor to Stifle Criticism of Islam-the Religion of 'Peace'

The blasphemy laws in England have a long history, being part of English Common Law. Blasphemy offences concerned the denial of the existence of the Christian god or the Holy Trinity, scoffing at Jesus Christ and at the scriptures. Punishments ranged from fines to corporal punishment to imprisonment. These laws were also directed at so-called 'heretics'. The expression of belief in more than one god was also subject to the same range of punishments and the 'offender' would be barred from holding public office. Under King Henry IV in the 15th century the church obtained additional powers which enabled them to hand over 'offenders' to the civil authorities for execution by burning. This of course led to the mass burning of witches in the 17th century, witchcraft having being made a capital crime in 1542 with the passing of the first Witchcraft Act. Prior to this date witches were tried as 'heretics'. The witchcraft laws were repealed in 1736 but parliament enacted laws against people who claimed to have magical powers and punishments involved fines and/or imprisonment. These laws were repealed and replaced by the Fraudulent Mediums Act in 1951 which was repealed in 2008. The Vagrancy Act of 1824 made Astrology, fortune telling and Spiritualism offences. The Vagrancy Act is still in force but the relevant sections to do with Astrology and Spiritualism were repealed in 1951. However paid services of mediumship have been covered by the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations in 2007.

With the passing of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act of 2008 the blasphemy laws which by then related to the Church of England were repealed. This is common knowledge but what isn't common knowledge is that before the repeal of the old blasphemy laws against Christianity, in particular the brand sold by the Church of England new laws were passed which effectively reintroduced the blasphemy laws by the back door in 2006 with the Racial and Religious Hatred Act. No doubt the introduction of the 2006 Act had the intention of muzzling any opposition to the flooding of England with immigrants but it also effectively muzzled passionate criticism of religions. However the Act does not appear to have been used with Christianity in mind but that other religion of 'peace', Islam. The 2006 Act introduced a new clause 3A into the infamous 1986 Public Order Act:

"A person who uses threatening words or behaviour, or displays any written material which is threatening, is guilty of an offence if he intends thereby to stir up religious hatred."

Now admittedly the Act also states:

"Nothing in this Part shall be read or given effect in a way which prohibits or restricts discussion, criticism or expressions of antipathy, dislike, ridicule, insult or abuse of particular religions or the beliefs or practices of its adherents, or proselytising or urging adherents of a different religion or belief system to cease practising their religion or belief system."

However not withstanding the latter statement that does not appear to prevent or deter the political police from arresting and attempting to bring prosecutions against people who exercise their right, their supposed right to criticise or indeed ridicule the religion of Islam. There have been many such cases of the police policing public opinion and criticism of this violent and aggressive desert religion in recent years with people arrested for publicly burning the Koran. I wonder if the police would act so swiftly and with such COMMON PURPOSE zeal if it was a case of a muslim burning a Bible? I am no defender of Christianity but at least that religion is a little less alien to the native English than Islam and has at least not been used as a weapon to displace the native population!

On 4th March 2010 a certain Harry Taylor was found 'guilty' under Part 4A of the infamous Public Order Act because he had the temerity to leave 'anti-religious' cartoons in a prayer room of Liverpool Airport. The supposedly 'offensive' images concerned figures from both Christianity and Islam. So much for the blasphemy laws being 'repealed'! If anything they have not been 'repealed' but brought upto date for the 21st century and broadened to include Islam.

Correct me if I am wrong but I know of no single incidence of anyone being convicted of burning a Bible under the current legislation and I cannot for one minute entertain the notion of the COMMON PURPOSE political police even  investigating such an 'offence' but for some strange or maybe not so strange reason Islam seems to have been afforded special protection. In 2011 a former soldier was convicted for burning a Koran in the centre of Carlisle. Now admittedly he should NOT have stolen the Koran from the library but could have bought a cheap paperback one from The Works instead but I doubt THAT was the reason why District Judge Gerald Chalk (I wonder how much military service Chalk has 'chalked' up?) jailed him! Andrew Ryan was sent to prison for 10 weeks. No doubt Inspector Paul Marshall can put a tick in the box for his hate crime statistics in his subsequent 'performance review'! This is a link to the whole sorry episode: Ex-Soldier Jailed for Burning Koran in Carlisle There are many other such examples of people in England being arrested for publicly burning the Koran-all this whilst islamists march on our streets and openly call for the killing of the 'infidels'. The COMMON PURPOSE political police obviously do not view THAT as a 'hate crime'.

My readers will be familiar with the news that the British state and by extension the courts have adopted the international definition of 'anti-semitism' which seeks to hinder legitimate criticism of the illegal apartheid rogue state of Israel. Amber Rudd, Thought Crime and the Coming Clampdown on National Socialism However how many of you are aware that the British government is seeking to do the same thing with Islam? The All-Parliamentary Group on 'British' Muslims is now working on a definition of 'Islamophobia': Islamophobia

Rudyard Kipling expresses my sentiment best:

The Stranger within my gate,
He may be true or kind,
But he does not talk my talk--
I cannot feel his mind.
I see the face and the eyes and the mouth,
But not the soul behind.

The men of my own stock,
They may do ill or well,
But they tell the lies I am wanted to,
They are used to the lies I tell;
And we do not need interpreters
When we go to buy or sell.

The Stranger within my gates,
He may be evil or good,
But I cannot tell what powers control--
What reasons sway his mood;
Nor when the Gods of his far-off land
Shall repossess his blood.

The men of my own stock,
Bitter bad they may be,
But, at least, they hear the things I hear,
And see the things I see;
And whatever I think of them and their likes
They think of the likes of me.

This was my father's belief
And this is also mine:
Let the corn be all one sheaf--
And the grapes be all one vine,
Ere our children's teeth are set on edge
By bitter bread and wine.

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