Forget about Islamophobia. My new word is "Islamonausea." I’m just sick of hearing about it.
So was Matthew Doyle, a PR man in London, who wrote this on Twitter:
“I confronted a Muslim woman yesterday in Croydon. I asked her to explain Brussels. She said, ‘Nothing to do with me.’ A mealy mouthed reply.”
At least according to his tweet, he used no epithets or insults, let alone threats. But the Metropolitan Police arrested him. They also, he claims, ransacked his home, taking his passport and other property, including computer equipment.
Police eventually dropped the charges, but I bet a lot of people got the message.
But it’s not just the UK.
A yoga teacher in Holland tweeted about Muslim students -- children -- cheering the terrorist attack in Brussels. He says three police showed up at his door, to tell him not to tweet about that.
Will this come to Canada? That’s a silly question. It’s been here for a while, and will probably get worse -- but it might take a different form...
George Igler from the UK’s Discourse Institute responds to this Twitter crackdown, and the state of free speech in the West, in a must-see interview.
Seriously: Our conversation about censorship, social media, police powers and Islamic terrorism was so fascinating, we’ve posted a special EXTENDED version (below) especially for Premium Members.
PLUS: Journalist (and Democrat) Mickey Kaus on why Donald Trump is the accidental creation of a flip-flopping, overly soft Republican establishment. It's always great to get Kaus' one-of-a-kind take on the American political landscape.
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