Opinion Rod Liddle

Islamophobia a hate crime… whatever next? A ban on criticising Marx and fascism?

THERE’S an essential debate in the House of Commons in the present day – and for once it’s not about bloody Brexit. It’s about Islamophobia.

The Authorities is underneath strain to make it a hate crime.

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The Authorities is beneath strain to make Islamophobia a hate crime

Quite how you can ban individuals from having rational objections to a highly questionable ideology eludes me.  It’s like making an attempt to ban criticism of fascism, or Marxism. However that’s what they’re doing.

An All-Get together Parliamentary Group has already drawn up rules about what it considers Islamophobia.

The Authorities says it doesn’t settle for the definition.

Apparently, suggesting that Muslims are extra probably than other religions to hold out terror assaults is Islamophobic now. Do this, and you may be responsible of a hate crime.

‘THIS IS A MADNESS, A POLITICALLY CORRECT MADNESS

Sure, even when the perpetrator has screamed “Allahu Akbar” earlier than slicing somebody’s head off.

And has posted a video stating that he’s carried out his homicide in defence of Islam.

This is a insanity, a politically right madness. It’s a denial of fact and a denial of logic.

However few individuals dare put their heads above the parapet to say that it’s insanity, for worry of being referred to as “racist”.

It’s absurd to fake that terrorist attacks carried out by Muslim extremists are totally indifferent from Islam

Rod Liddle, Solar Columnist

One has, nevertheless. Martin Hewitt, boss of the Nationwide Police Chiefs’ Council.

He has stated that the regulation will make it more durable to police anti-terror operations.

And that it’ll hinder stop-and-search procedures, and is undermining our attempts to stop jihadis murdering us all.

He also identified that beneath the proposals: “Any criticism of standard Sharia rulings which are at odds with our laws and customs . . . will become unexaminable.”  This is outrageous and dangerous.  We should always not have Sharia rulings in our nation within the first place. They have a tendency to discriminate horribly towards ladies.

    Few people dare put their heads above the parapet to say that it the idea is madness, for fear of being called 'racist' - one has, however, Martin Hewitt, boss of the National Police Chiefs’ Council

Few individuals dare put their heads above the parapet to say that it the thought is madness, for worry of being referred to as ‘racist’ – one has, nevertheless, Martin Hewitt, boss of the National Police Chiefs’ Council

And individuals who reside in our country ought to all comply with the identical regulation, whatever race or religion they is perhaps.

It’s absurd to fake that terrorist assaults carried out by Muslim extremists are solely indifferent from Islam.

They’re patently very intently hooked up and perhaps impressed by Islamic ideology.

Additional, a scary variety of Muslims worldwide and even inside our nation typically approve of such assaults.

A 2015 Radio 4 poll discovered 45 per cent of British Muslims agree that clerics preaching violence towards the West characterize “mainstream Islam”.

‘PREACHING VIOLENCE AGAINST THE WEST’

Around half (49 per cent) consider Muslim clerics preaching that violence towards the West may be justified are out of touch with mainstream Muslim opinion.

Clearly, the overwhelming majority of Muslims in this country don’t approve of the sort of outrages we’ve seen both in the UK and in continental Europe.

I daresay many do not agree with jailing homosexuals, or the dying sentence for apostates, or female genital mutilation, either. To not point out the entire subjugation of girls.

And yet that’s what happens in states which describe themselves as Islamic.

And people persecutions are carried out precisely in the identify of Islam.

Muslims are already protected beneath our current anti-hate legal guidelines, and so they need to be.  However to criminalise a fictitious notion comparable to Islamophobia is a clear denial of reality.

You’ll keep in mind the appalling murders of Muslims in Christchurch by a right-wing fanatic.  We have been rightly quick to condemn the ideology which motivated the savage who carried out that attack.

We should have the same right to condemn the ideology behind Islamist assaults.

    Terror cops have called on Theresa May to ignore calls to create an official definition for 'Islamophobia'

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Terror cops have referred to as on Theresa Might to disregard calls to create an official definition for ‘Islamophobia’

Madge of honour

    Madonna is still going ahead with her plan to sing at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv this weekend despite the continual bullying from pro-Palestinian campaigners

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Madonna continues to be going forward together with her plan to sing at the Eurovision Music Contest in Tel Aviv this weekend despite the continual bullying from pro-Palestinian campaigners

HERO of the week – and it’s an unlikely one, I admit – is Madonna.

Madge continues to be going forward together with her plan  to sing at the Eurovision Track Contest in  Tel Aviv this weekend.

That is despite the continuous bullying from pro-Palestinian campaigners.

They embrace that grizzled previous halfwit Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.

However Madonna’s caught to her weapons.

I’d flip the sound down when she truly does sing, but still – respect.

Music video for Madonna’s new single Medellín

OUTRAGE AT NEO-NAZI WEBSITE VIEWS

THERE’S outrage that a far- Right, ­neo-Nazi web site based mostly within the US has had ­tens of millions of tourists – including 80,000 individuals from the UK.

They haven’t named the ­website. However I might be fairly positive that it’s the Stormfront white nationalist group.

This is a bunch of ­shaven- headed, knuckle-dragging white supremacists. And if it  is Stormfront, I’m one of the 80,000 Brits who’ve visited the location.

Why? As a result of I wish to see what these lunatics are up to, and what they’re saying.

And I might have thought it was useful for the authorities to keep an eye fixed on them, too.

Shut it down and they’ll go underground.  Which might be extra harmful, no?

Harsh to can Kyle

    The TV host was seen for the first time after his show was pulled off air

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The TV host was seen for the first time after his show was pulled off air

I’M at a bit of a disadvantage right here as a result of I’ve never watched The ­Jeremy Kyle Present. Not a single minute of it.
Now one chap has apparently killed himself having failed a lie detector check on the ­programme.
And the whole thing has been cancelled – no more Jeremy Kyle.
It’s not going to make a lot of a distinction to my life.
However apparently a lot of individuals enjoyed it.
And admittedly, should you’re going to go on a type of exhibits, shouldn’t you be ready for the backlash?
Isn’t that the point?
Or do the people who go on it assume it’s a bit like ­Parkinson?

MEDDLE AT PERIL DONALD

ONE of the primary ­reasons I was happy that Donald Trump was elected US President in 2016 was his overseas policy.

He pledged to stop getting the US and the West involved in futile wars within the Center East.

It took him till ­February 2017 to interrupt that promise, when he bombed Syria.

And now he’s ratcheting up the strain towards Iran, ­getting ready for warfare.

When will we study? Did the invasion of Iraq not train us a lesson?

Every time – EVERY time – we intrude within the Middle East, we make things worse. For them and for us.

And but the elements perpetually cloaked in violence usually are not well worth the blood of a single US or British soldier.

Let these nations battle their own sectarian wars. And maintain us properly out of it.

Solely when Israel is attacked should we make a move.

Instagram’s vile poll of disgrace

    Instagram users voted for Davia Emelia, 16, to kill herself - the vile yes voters should now be charged with abetting suicide

Instagram users voted for Davia Emelia, 16, to kill herself – the vile yes voters should now be charged with abetting suicide

HERE’S a really horrible story. A Malaysian woman aged 16, Davia Emelia, carried out an Instagram poll on whether or not or not she ought to kill herself.

Some 69 per cent voted that she ought to. And so she duly threw herself off the top of a building.

There are an terrible lot of vile individuals on the earth, aren’t there?  The police at the moment are investigating whether or not those who voted “yes” must be charged with abetting suicide.

Go for it, you feds, I say. And don’t blame social media for these things.  It’s how we’re, as a race. Nasty.

Social media is just the window into our souls.

Half-Baked, that’s all

    Danny Baker - sacked from his job by the pompous and stupid BBC

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Danny Baker – sacked from his job by the pompous and silly BBC

THIS country gets extra deranged by the very week.  Comedian and presenter Danny Baker did one thing silly.

He tweeted a photograph of a posh couple with a child chimp and likened it to Meghan and Harry popping out of hospital with their baby.

He hadn’t meant it to be ­racist. Hadn’t even occurred to him. Sacked from his job by the pompous and stupid BBC.

And now – get this – the police received concerned.

Presumably as a result of they haven’t received enough to  do apprehending half of ­London stabbing one another to dying.

When is this obsessive ­nonsense going to cease?


THERESA MAY continues to be pleading with Magic Grandpa Jeremy Corbyn to sign up to a deal which suggests, effectively, no Brexit.  In the course of she is destroying a ­political get together that has existed for 185 years.

I gained’t much mourn the passing of the Conservatives. But I will mourn the ­passing of democracy – something I’ve all the time believed in.

The contempt shown to the individuals who voted Depart in 2016 exhibits, nevertheless, that we don’t actually have democracy.

It’s all been a con.


MY 24/7 FOOTIE FANTASY

I’D been feeling a bit bereft. All the time the identical presently of yr.

The soccer season is over after Man Metropolis gained another Premier League title on Sunday. And so there’s nothing to do on a Saturday afternoon.

However then I remembered – the Nations League. England are in the finals of a major event!

That ought to take up most of early June.

Then after that we will all start moaning concerning the ineffective players our golf equipment are about to buy in the transfer window.

That ought to get us by means of to August, when it all begins again with the pre-season friendlies.

Round-the-clock and round-the-year soccer.

It’s all I actually need  from life.