March 29, 2016

European police arrest Twitter users for “hate speech” — Why Canada could be next

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

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.

FINALLY: Your letters to me, both positive and negative!

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commented 2016-03-31 18:15:54 -0400
so I can safely assume then that Sharia law is being implemented across Europe ?
Sharia laws makes it illegal to criticize , speak/write etc. anything negative about Islam therefore arresting and threatening people with legal action, arrest etc. can only mean Sharia law.
I guess we Canadians had better all prepare ourselves for sharia law then not that I am surprised given the fact we have Mohammed Trudeau who is in fact a Muslim reigning over us and what used to be our country but will be a fully Islamic third world hole within his first two terms.
WE are never going to be rid of him as he pimps himself, our country/resources/money and social programs out for their votes while importing them en masse to outnumber us at the polls.
commented 2016-03-31 14:46:23 -0400
Frank Mann, speaking of intelligent comments …

Could you please finish your thought? College newspapers are more credible than what?
commented 2016-03-31 02:13:38 -0400
Sure, you have the right to say anything. However, can it be intelligent?
College newspapers are more credible.
commented 2016-03-30 18:55:24 -0400
Jim Clark said: “rick plesnik didn’t mean to sound like i was calling you a sheep there. you seem like a perfectly respectable person who cherishes liberty”
No worries. Understood the meaning perfectly.

Bravo Zulu said: “Or find a way to blame the Jews.” Don’t forget the haters in this country will also find a way to blame our former PM, who reached out to Israel. In the coming war against islam and muslims, we will all be “Jews”!
commented 2016-03-30 18:31:28 -0400
Jim Clark – nuke devices may be closer than many realize.

Even then the apologists will tuck and run.

Or find a way to blame the Jews.
commented 2016-03-30 14:56:48 -0400
Great show once again, Ezra. I remember my high school reading of Orwell’s “1984”, Bradbury’s “Farenheit 451” and Huxley’s “Brave New World”—at that time, Perestroika was spelling the demise of the USSR and I thought this historic event was proof that Western democracies were inoculated against these fictional visions in these wonderful works of art. Little did I realize that these visions were just gaining real traction.

The proliferation of technology has widened the influence of media where everyone is plugged in all the time; the convenience of access to media also provides access to the individual by the media. As critical thinking adults we can often filter the message. But with schools teaching more than core subjects, adding in social engineering, mixed with the fact that many youth have their own phones and tablets and computers, they all are accessible by the MSM, targeted by said people, and easily influenced. Convenience has made everyone forget the responsibility of having access to everything and everyone having access to our children. Just as every home in Orwell’s “1984” had a television to spy on it’s people, we have the actual technological equivalent in our hands, and worse, many are volunteering their information. Your report just shows how prescient Orwell was in his vision; and like 1984 it won’t be simply arrests, but smearing, doxing, and shaming people into never speaking up at all. This is the left’s Brave New World coming to bear fruit.
commented 2016-03-30 14:33:31 -0400
rick plesnik

didn’t mean to sound like i was calling you a sheep there. you seem like a perfectly respectable person who cherishes liberty
commented 2016-03-30 14:32:01 -0400
rick plesnik

WWIII is already here. It started in 2001, but the average sheep are not going to get it until jihadist nuclear devices start going off in North American and European cities and then the draft begins
commented 2016-03-30 13:07:50 -0400
I’m hoping that there are some in the police services that know who their duty is to. The politicians pay you with our money, so you should be answering to the people. They turned against us a long time ago, when their unions started beating the drum for more, more and more. More women, less time working the beat, where they get to know the public. The political wedge has been driven in, and now we will see what happens, when the law no longer protects certain groups, and bends over backwards to appease the enemy, that is invading our country.
commented 2016-03-30 12:10:38 -0400
One thing for certain – an ten years ago I would never have thought I would say this – never, never, ever – trust the police to do the right thing.

They are now simply enforcers for their political masters.
commented 2016-03-30 12:08:08 -0400
Could be next?

Hardly – it is well on the way now.

Mostly thanks to the social justice nazis
commented 2016-03-30 10:22:30 -0400
the police are the gestapo of a corrupt political system. they do not work for you. they work for themselves through their political masters.
commented 2016-03-30 09:37:23 -0400
Sam Young……tomorrow will not be a good day to live in Canada.
commented 2016-03-30 09:18:22 -0400
ask yourself this:
who created the Black Lives Matter movement and all the ensuing chaos that it caused?
the police
never trust them.
commented 2016-03-30 08:56:04 -0400
It seems only white Canadian born males are subject to the “CHARTER”. I have seen reports of muslims in Toronto renting out apartments stipulating “only muslims allowed”. With jihadi Justin as PM we will be subjected to this same crap
commented 2016-03-30 08:48:02 -0400
More pieces of the puzzle leading to WWIII!
commented 2016-03-30 05:26:40 -0400
This could never ever happen in Canada. And I suppose the next thing will be police kicking down your door and searching your closet for your hunting rifle and shotgun.
Hummm , on second thought………..
commented 2016-03-30 02:31:35 -0400
Now is a good time to not live in Europe.
commented 2016-03-30 00:08:28 -0400
public enemy # 1…
the pigs.
commented 2016-03-29 23:20:26 -0400
On another note, did anyone watch Frontline tonight? It was on Saudi Arabia, and confirmed a lot of what I believe it will be like here, once our society has been further divided by the destruction of our freedoms, and people start ratting on others for saying something that isn’t politically correct.
commented 2016-03-29 23:13:47 -0400
The Architect – both were priceless! I’m glad that I’m not alone in my assessment of the “big cry babies.”
commented 2016-03-29 21:25:56 -0400
I don’t agree with supporting Trump. If he wins against Cruz, he will lose against Hillary. All the polls show this fact. If it does happen, we will have another one or two terms of Obama liberal government. All the future judges will be liberal. It’s going to be the end of conservative influence in the USA. The US will be dead and so will we. This is a critical election. Listen to Mark Levin if you really want to know how serious things will get. Podcasts available.
commented 2016-03-29 21:09:32 -0400
All police forces are on political leashes now, and they should be ashamed of how low they have fallen. They are gutless political pawns only. We are heading to a lawless society and all thanks to the Marxists, and the immature idiots in the world, who can’t stand someone having a different opinion than they do. We should call them the “emotional police enforcers!” It’s pretty sad when you aren’t allowed to speak the truth as you see it, because some baby might be offended.
commented 2016-03-29 20:53:17 -0400
When the European and Western citizens STOP talking and complaining about Muslims, that is the time for the Politicians, Police, Prosecutors, Press and Professors should start watching their backs, I’m afraid.
commented 2016-03-29 20:52:30 -0400
So in Europe the government & their goons are a somewhat less violent terrorist group than sharia Muslims. I used to wonder what it would take to wake people up. Lately, however, I’ve been wondering if anything at all will wake people up.

I still don’t trust Trump but I trust the Democrat frontrunners far, far less. If it has to be a choice between Trump or either of those Democrats then I’d pick Trump any day. Hillary may well be charged over those e-mails before the DNC takes place. What she did amounted to treason.
commented 2016-03-29 20:44:44 -0400
If one were tweeting from Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park, London, would the law still be applied in the same way? Ezra, you’ve already talked about how the lawfare practised against you chilled discussions in Canada. Can you foresee the day when acts of Islamist Terrorism cannot be reported upon by the newspapers because they fear the anti-speech police paying them a visit? Would that be any different from living under Sharia?