An excellent post on Theresa May’s appalling decision to ban non-violent anti-Islam bloggers for fear that Muslims may be ‘offended’, from the always high quality Commentator blog. Their writer Media Hawk said:
“Because what we’re really interested in is whether or not it is indeed fair to ban people from Britain at all. I would say yes. Just about. If it can be proved that their words or their work is basically inciting violence or legitimising terrorism or similar. I’ve never seen anything from Gellar or Spencer that encourages that kind of thing. Maybe you can find me something – but I bet most of the stuff people quote back will be along the lines of “this can be construed as…”. Again, if in doubt, listen to the BBC Radio interview. It’s incredible how poorly read on the issue Spencer’s critics were.
In the case of someone like Zakir Naik, who professed his admiration for Osama Bin Laden, you can see how blocking his entry from the United Kingdom might just be a good thing. I’d even agree with the ban on Fred Phelps and Shirley Phelps-Roper due to their persist demonisation of homosexuals. These are the types of things that can cause violence.
But let’s even park the concerns of the non-Muslim population in the UK, and look at the recent entry of someone like Muhammad Al-Arifi, a Saudi scholar who has been widely criticised for his sectarian views. Al-Arifi has declared that Shia Muslims are “evil” and that they “set traps for monotheism” – a sure sign of creating division and discord, bringing an entire community into disrepute. Conducive to the public good? I think not.
But he was allowed into Britain, no problems at all. And allowed to proselytise on British airwaves. Again. No problem.”
A very intelligent expose of the moral relativism that lies at the heart of Govt and which is destroying our nation.
Those who doubt my view that banning Spencer and Geller, who have never advocated violence, from the UK will increase anger and tension should take a look at the comments on this piece from the Commentator. They are an indication that this and other pro-Islam decisions from both national and local Govt are making tension worse not better.