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Author:   Paranoid Android
Date:   May 26, 13 at 5:15pm (PST)
Subject:   British Thought Police Arresting Social Media Users for Anti-Islamic Posts
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In Britain, Police Arrest Twitter And Facebook Users If They Make Anti-Muslim Statements
By Jim Edwards | Business Insider – 9 hours ago
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British police are arresting people in the middle of the night if they have made racist or anti-Muslim comments on Twitter following the murder of a soldier by two Muslims in Woolwich, London.

Three men have so far been taken into custody for using Twitter and Facebook to criticize Muslims.

In the Woolwich attack, Lee Rigby, a drummer in the Royal Regiment of Fusliers, was run down in a car and then hacked and stabbed to death by two men with knives and a cleaver. They told a man video recording the scene that it was vengeance for the killings of Muslims by the British Army.

One man has been charged with "malicious communications" on Facebook, the Daily Mail reports.

Two others have been arrested under the Public Order Act on suspicion of inciting racial or religious hatred. The police are now arresting people based on mere speech in social media, a detective said in a statement to the press:

'The men were arrested under the Public Order Act on suspicion of inciting racial or religious hatred. Our inquiries into these comments continue.

'These comments were directed against a section of our community. Comments such as these are completely unacceptable and only cause more harm to our community in Bristol.

'People should stop and think about what they say on social media before making statements as the consequences could be serious.'

The arrests come at the behest of British Muslims, who fear a backlash against them following the death of Rigby, The New York Times says:

The police and Muslim groups have said that there have been anti-Muslim episodes in many parts of the country, the most common involving derogatory messages on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

A number of arrests have been made, with criminal charges being leveled in some cases under laws against inciting racial or religious hatred, and Muslim community leaders have reported rising concern among the estimated 2.5 million Muslims in Britain.

Two men were detained in the middle of the night after they expressed anger at Muslims on Twitter. The Independent quotes police as saying:

"We began inquiries into the comments and at around 3.20am two men, aged 23 and 22, were detained at two addresses in Bristol.

"The men were arrested under the Public Order Act on suspicion of inciting racial or religious hatred. Our inquiries into these comments continue."
No way am I condoning negativity against the Muslim community in Britain (or in general), but that's awfully radical, eh? Or maybe I just have different views on rights and policing than Britain?



Author:   pestar93820
Date:   May 26, 13 at 5:17pm (PST)
Subject:   re: British Thought Police Arresting Social Media Users for Anti-Islamic Posts
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Nothing new. Done before. Get over it.



Author:   Paranoid Android
Date:   May 26, 13 at 5:19pm (PST)
Subject:   re: British Thought Police Arresting Social Media Users for Anti-Islamic Posts
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quote PEStar
Nothing new. Done before. Get over it.
So I guess this happened there before?



Author:   harbin
Date:   May 26, 13 at 5:20pm (PST)
Subject:   re: British Thought Police Arresting Social Media Users for Anti-Islamic Posts
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Yep, two idiots who kill a soldier because they've got very skewed thoughts on Islam and the whole country goes mad.

On the other hand, it seems Christianity is the only religion you're allowed to mock these days... and I thought we believed in equality and shit.

Meanwhile in France, the same thing happens to a French soldier and people instead continue rioting about gay marriage there. The whole continent is going mad.

quote Paranoid Android
No way am I condoning negativity against the Muslim community in Britain (or in general), but that's awfully radical, eh? Or maybe I just have different views on rights and policing than Britain?
Probably just a bunch of far-right EDL nutcases.



Author:   pestar93820
Date:   May 26, 13 at 5:21pm (PST)
Subject:   re: British Thought Police Arresting Social Media Users for Anti-Islamic Posts
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/27/student-jailed-fabrice-muamba-tweets



Author:   Star of Spurs
Date:   May 26, 13 at 5:22pm (PST)
Subject:   re: British Thought Police Arresting Social Media Users for Anti-Islamic Posts
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"Thought Police" ahahahaha



Author:   Demonfurby
Date:   May 26, 13 at 5:23pm (PST)
Subject:   re: British Thought Police Arresting Social Media Users for Anti-Islamic Posts
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what a joke of a country



Author:   Krazyboys
Date:   May 26, 13 at 5:25pm (PST)
Subject:   re: British Thought Police Arresting Social Media Users for Anti-Islamic Posts
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Author:   Paranoid Android
Date:   May 26, 13 at 5:27pm (PST)
Subject:   re: British Thought Police Arresting Social Media Users for Anti-Islamic Posts
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quote krazyboys




Author:   ditto
Date:   May 26, 13 at 5:29pm (PST)
Subject:   re: British Thought Police Arresting Social Media Users for Anti-Islamic Posts
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Looks like they need to visit the Ministry of Love before logging back on Facebooktwitter



Author:   pestar93820
Date:   May 26, 13 at 5:32pm (PST)
Subject:   re: British Thought Police Arresting Social Media Users for Anti-Islamic Posts
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They're all from Twitter.

Americans who think they're better than us though <<<

Get a language, then try and badmouth your enslavers.



Author:   harbin
Date:   May 26, 13 at 5:34pm (PST)
Subject:   re: British Thought Police Arresting Social Media Users for Anti-Islamic Posts
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quote PEStar
They're all from Twatter.
Fix'd



Author:   ShadowCrystallux
Date:   May 26, 13 at 5:38pm (PST)
Subject:   re: British Thought Police Arresting Social Media Users for Anti-Islamic Posts
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quote harbin
quote Paranoid Android
No way am I condoning negativity against the Muslim community in Britain (or in general), but that's awfully radical, eh? Or maybe I just have different views on rights and policing than Britain?
Probably just a bunch of far-right EDL nutcases.
Probably the best comment I've seen so far.

Just because there's two morons showing Islam up, it doesn't mean that everyone who's Muslim is a terrible person. Those two Muslims were terrible people. End of story.



Author:   Zero
Date:   May 26, 13 at 5:40pm (PST)
Subject:   re: British Thought Police Arresting Social Media Users for Anti-Islamic Posts
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quote PEStar
They're all from Twitter.

Americans who think they're better than us though <<<

Get a language, then try and badmouth your enslavers.
Both countries are shit.



Author:   Star of Spurs
Date:   May 26, 13 at 5:40pm (PST)
Subject:   re: British Thought Police Arresting Social Media Users for Anti-Islamic Posts
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Hilarious thing is that going to another country and imposing their culture is literally all Britain did for hundreds of years. What they're claiming the Mulsims are doing to Britain is distinctively British.

quote Zero
Both countries are shit.
quote Demonfurby
what a joke of a country
was not aware Britain was a country


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