Skip to comments.The Suicide of Europe
Posted on 05/30/2018 5:10:59 AM PDT by Kaslin
On Friday, the British police arrested Tommy Robinson, founder and former leader of the English Defence League, a far-right anti-Islam group. Robinson is a controversial character, to be sure, a sort of Milo Yiannopoulos lite. His chief focus is on the threat of radical Islam, which he believes threatens the integrity of the British system.
You don't have to like Robinson. But whatever you think of him, his arrest is absurd by any measure. You see, Robinson was arrested for standing outside a court building and reporting on a trial involving the alleged grooming of young girls for sexual assault by radical Muslims.
Now, what would be illegal about that, you ask? It turns out that Robinson was given a suspended sentence last year for filming outside another court building, where a trial for alleged gang rape by radical Muslims was taking place. He wasn't inside the courtroom. Nonetheless, the judge believed he was somehow biasing the jurors. According to the judge, Robinson was sentenced thanks to "pejorative language which prejudges the case, and it is language and reporting ... that could have had the effect of substantially derailing the trial."
This time, Robinson was again arrested for prejudicing a case, only he wasn't inside the court building. He was outside. And the media were originally banned from reporting on his arrest so that his trial wouldn't be biased. In other words, Britain has now effectively banned reporting that actually mentions the Islamic nature of criminal defendants for fear of stirring up bigotry -- and has banned reporting on reporting on such defendants. It's an infinite regress of suicidal political correctness.
But at least the Europeans have their priorities straight: While it's perfectly legal to lock up a provocateur covering a trial involving Muslims, the European Union is now considering a ban on products like cotton buds, straws and other plastics for fear of marine litter. And just as importantly, it's now perfectly legal to kill unborn children again in Ireland, where voters -- with the help of a cheering press -- decided to lift the ban on abortions until the 20th week, condemning thousands of children to death.
This is how the West dies: with a tut-tut, not with a bang. The same civilization that sees it as a fundamental right to kill a child in the womb thinks it is utterly out of bounds to film outside a trial involving the abuse of children, so long as the defendants are radical Muslims. The Europeans have elevated the right to not be offended above the right to life; they've elevated the right to not be offended above the right to free speech, all in the name of some utopian vision of a society without standards.
Discarding those standards was supposed to make Europeans more free; it was supposed to allow Europeans to feel more comfortable. But the sad truth is that no society exists without certain standards and Europe has a new standard: enforcement of its "tolerance" via jail sentence, combined with tolerance of multiculturalism that sees tolerance itself as a Trojan horse. The notion of individual rights sprang from European soil. Now they're beginning to die there.
The forthcoming suicide is obvious every time a White is harassed for daring to complain about the m*slims being allowed to rape and murder.
I must disagree with Shapiro. Well, really more with the conclusion that it’s legal to jail someone for commenting about a trial.
That might be the case in England but the article implies that it’s also the case here.
How about the death panels and nhs rendering sick kids to die because they refuse to authorize care.
I agree with you, it’s ridiculous
“Far-Right”, “Provocateur”, my ass Shapiro. Just give it up you little punk.
You’re a peon union.
Just keep in mind that Europe has a nasty habit of letting things go to “critical mass” and then looking to US to pull their bacon out of the fire.
That is what should concern us all.
I disagree with the description of the rape/child-trafficking gangs in England as “radical Muslims.” They actually seem to be just ordinary Moslems, not particularly associated with terrorist or extremist groups.
Britain has now effectively banned reporting that actually mentions the Islamic nature of criminal defendants for fear of stirring up bigotry
He was arrested by the bigots who feared the spread of information, which is deadly to bigotry.
“The Europeans have elevated the right to not be offended above the right to life; they’ve elevated the right to not be offended above the right to free speech, all in the name of some utopian vision of a society without standards”
Not entirely true. It depends on who is offended.
He was arrested because the case he was covering involves not just the perps, but the police, bureaucrats, and pols who enabled/covered for the the perps.
Why don’t we just let Pootie-Poot have Europe.
The Russians and EU deserve each other.
You see no sarcasm in these statements?
Even those who love her are tired of saving her from herself.
I do, I just read it as a poor Milo imitation.
“They actually seem to be just ordinary Moslems”
Are there “ordinary Muslims” that we can trust to not hold the uncivilized beliefs of their religion?
Are “ordinary Muslims” really non-Muslims in their beliefs but afraid to publicly state that?
As a group, I don’t think Muslims are a good thing to be mixing into our citizenry.
Well they are committing suicide but it’s suicide by muslim.
You do remember just who was running our country at that time, don’t you?
Worse, his Vice President!
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