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Monday, May 27, 2013

Hate preachers banned from British television

Home Secretary, Teresa May

The British people are crying out to Prime Minister Cameron for justice after the brutal murder of soldier Lee Rigby.  But instead of doing what they want him to do - change the laws and deport Muslim extremists and their families back to the home country of their ancestors, whether born in the UK or not - the PM is going to set up a task force on extremism.

Home Secretary Teresa May said she was disgusted with the BBC and other networks for airing an interview with hate preacher Anjem Choudary soon after the murder of Lee Rigby.  What were the television executives thinking when they set it up, surely they knew it would enrage everyone who saw it.

As expected, Choudary seemed pleased with himself and blamed the British people for the soldier's death.  He described Adebolajo as a man of  "impeccable character" and boasted that he had attended some of his lectures.

Ms May said the new task force is expected to stop hate preachers from appearing on television.  Maggie Thatcher did it in 1988 when she stopped IRA spokesmen from being heard, but the politically correct were outraged and said it put a gag on free speech. 

Although it's hard to believe, security services aren't allowed to monitor emails, phone calls and social network messages, so security agencies have been trying to do their job with one hand tied behind their back. And the Liberal Democrats have in the past, and continue to block all attempts to toughen up security powers.

Ms May said her government had intercepted 2,000 people on the path to violence since they came to power but there were "potentially several thousands more."

Surely she jests.  How did it ever come to this?