In what can only be described as a milestone in the breakdown of Western values and principles, the website of the EDL (English Defense League) was shut down, removed from the web. This is, essentially, self-enforcement of sharia (Islamic) law. Slander in Islam does not mean what it means in the West. Slander in Islam is anything that a Muslim decides is an "insult" to Islam. And they are relentless and violent in their imposition of this seventh century tenet of Islam.
This violation of free speech is an outrage. In a rational world, it would propel free men to take to the streets, villagers with torches, marching for their unalienable rights endowed by our creator -- freedom of speech, individual rights.
What right do these velvet-tongued fascists have to remove the forum for the few brave, decent men and women who refuse to dhimmi down? This is a shot across the bow. The EDL is taking the hit for us, all of us, but they are merely first ............ The campaign against the EDL is vigorous and ugly. They have been maligned and smeared by the leftist/Islamic alliance, so as to marginalize them. Render them toxic, radioactive -- much like the tea parties have been demonized here in the states.
The jihad is free to activate, mobilise, preach overthrow of the West, run jihad porn of beheadings and the blowing up of coalition soldiers on the net, but the EDL is shut up and shut down for revealing the truth about quranic verses. Truth begets hatred.
Trevor Kelway, part of EDL senior leadership, penned this for Atlas:
English Defence League Website Apparently Taken Down For Telling The Truth About Islam Trevor Kelway, EDLToday the English Defence League Website has been suspended, apparently because of an article that describes, using suras from the Koran, how Islam looks on the Kuffar (non-Muslims). This latest act of censorship is reminiscent of the way Geert Wilders’ short film, Fitna, has been demonised for revealing truth. Wilders juxtaposed Quranic quotes with acts of terror, the article in question did not even go that far. It seems that the thought police are about their work again, suppressing debate, denying reality, and bolstering established interests.
Apparently the reason provided for this blatant act of censorship was that the article ‘contravenes UK racism laws’. If this is the case then it means one of two things, that the Quran itself contravenes UK racism laws or Islam has an exemption from UK racism laws, and is treated as a special case. Since the Quran is still available for sale on the shelves of UK bookshops it must mean that the latter is true. That being so effectively means that the UK is already under a form of Sharia law which demands that Islam is above criticism and completely outside the realm of rational debate. When the Racial and Religious Hatred Act was put before Parliament the British people were assured that freedom of expression would not be a casualty. It would appear that the British people were seriously misled and that the Racial and Religious Hatred Act was nothing other than a Sharia enabling act designed specifically to usher in a period of Islamic rule.
Promoting hatred is wrong and if our legislation exempts religiously inspired hatred then the laws currently on the statute book is not fit for purpose. All the law seems to do these days is empower those who want to undermine freedom and equality before the law, and discriminate against those who want to protect the British way of life. This is wrong and is an affront to our democratic system of government because it acts as the handmaiden of tyranny. Far from promoting multiculturalism, such legislation is effectively promoting the monoculture of Islam. Our legal system has effectively been subverted and is now simply a crude instrument of Islamic da’wa.It is amusing to think of the great and the good cowering in their holes simply because they are chilled to the bone over the revelation of the truth. They construct a picture of the world that is not based on reality but on their feelings, and about their desire to push forward the programme of globalisation without regard to culture or popular will.
The elephant is in the room, and the EDL is pointing to it. The ‘elite’ is acutely aware that the EDL is fully capable of mobilising large scale support and making it impossible to continue to hide their distortions and false premises. They worry that the truth will be revealed to the masses with such clarity that only the imbecilic and the corrupt can deny its presence.
It seems that the authorities really fear the EDL, and fear it because it occupies the intellectual high ground. Those who currently rule Britannia perhaps spent too much time in the smoky haze of the 1960s if they imagine that people cannot see what they are up to and that they will fail to peacefully oppose them and their nefarious scheming.
UPDATE: Armaros nails it:
This sums it up: "Apparently the reason provided for this blatant act of censorship was that the article ‘contravenes UK racism laws’. If this is the case then it means one of two things, that the Quran itself contravenes UK racism laws or Islam has an exemption from UK racism laws, and is treated as a special case.
Since the Quran is still available for sale on the shelves of UK bookshops it must mean that the latter is true. That being so effectively means that the UK is already under a form of Sharia law which demands that Islam is above criticism and completely outside the realm of rational debate. " This is exactly why Wilders said "Ban the Koran". Not because he wants to ban it but because it would more qualify (100 times more) to be "hate speech" than any other censored speech, such was Wilders' and now the EDLs.
I think the EDL should file a motion in UK courts/Tribunals of Human Rights for banning the Koran as racist and hateful. Thus exposing the absurdity of the law which seems to apply to the British but not the Muslims. The ensuing circus would illuminate to the rest of society what is really going on here.
The Left will be in a nicker twist calling the call to ban as evil, racist and bigoted while people would start seeing the Koran with the same eyes they see the EDL. Critically. That is biggest danger Muslims face in the West. A critical view. An educated view, an aware view. Turn the tables back at them and use their own weight to tip them over. Like Judo actually or kung fu. The worse outcome would be that the EDL would be allowed to speak as they will not ban the Koran for sure.
I don't think this is at all Sharia. This is PC gone mad. Typically speech laws (which are by definition wrong, absurd and tyrannical) exempt religious texts. As otherwise gays would be able to ban the bible (something they tried in Canada using hate speech laws). At this stage the EDL should start playing the legal game always going out there exposing absurd UK laws and each time enlightening a segment of the population, adding to the "aware crowd". The last thing the powers that be would want is EDL exposure. They want them gone and swept under the rug. They embarrass the PC crowd. So sue away and expose Islam.
UPDATE: China Confidential laments, "Winston Churchill must be rolling in his grave. As the heroic wartime prime minister might have put it, his country's cowardly bastards, forced to choose between war and shame, again chose shame. As a result, they will get war--on the enemy's terms."