Our former reporter, Lauren Southern, was banned from entering the United Kingdom this week— questioned and detained under the Terrorism Act.
Let’s start by saying the obvious:
We believe in borders, and the right to exclude others — though the UK government doesn’t seem to...
There are 23,000 Muslim jihadis on a UK police watch list — of course, you can’t "watch" 23,000 people. Like Justin Trudeau in Canada, the UK welcomes back ISIS terrorists: murderers and rapists who are the explicit rationale for the Terrorism Act.
And now that law is being used to stop Lauren Southern from entering the UK. I'll show you the so-called "racist material" the authorities presented as evidence.
Southern's "racist material" were peaceful activist pranks. One of them included Brittany Pettibone, a YouTuber who talks about ethnic nationalism. Some people call that racism; some people just say it’s anti-open borders, anti-globalism.
Pettibone was detained last week, too, trying to go to the UK, because her boyfriend's organization is "a right wing organization," and because she was,
"seeking admission (...) to interview Tommy Robinson — a far right leader whose materials and speeches incite racial hatred.”
I know Tommy pretty well after working with him for a year. To Tommy, race is irrelevant. He's against Islamism. That’s not racist.
But even if he were — is it now against the law to meet with people who have bigoted beliefs?
Yesterday news broke about a small city in the UK called Telford, just 150,000 people, where Pakistani Muslim rape gangs had, over the years, methodically trapped and exploited and gang raped 1,000 girls.
So: Open borders for Pakistani Muslim rapists. Closed borders for girlfriends of right wingers who want to talk to Tommy Robinson; and for a prank about gay Allah.
This is the new normal.
But worse: it’s an admission by the UK that their police find it easier to stop the people warning about Islamic extremism, than to stop Islamic extremism itself...
NEXT: Who better to talk to about this (and the Telford grooming gangs) than Robert Spencer himself, who's been banned for years now from entering the UK, for the same "reasons" authorities are giving for Lauren Southern and "right wingers."
THEN: National Post columnist Barbara Kay comes on to discuss the latest "cultural appropriation" insanity: The criticism of mixed-race singer and songwriter Bruno Mars for not being "black" enough to perform "black music."
FINALLY: Your messages to me, about Doug Ford and more.