Mark Humphrys (politics)


Islam in the West - Islam in the UK - Sharia law in the UK


Students unions enforce sharia

The Gay & Lesbian Humanist incident

The Nick Griffin case

The Sebastian Faulks affair

The Neil Phillips case

The Pastor McConnell case

The ASDA case

Is it illegal to burn the Koran?

People banned from entering the UK

Robert Spencer banned from entering the UK

Sharia law in the West

Sharia law in Ireland

Bad things about Israel, US, UK and Ireland

Sharia law in the UK

The UK has a proud free speech tradition going back to John Milton in the 17th century. In many ways, Britain pioneered free speech for the entire modern world.

Unfortunately, many currents in modern thought, both left-wing and right-wing, are causing modern British politicians, civil servants and police to suppress free speech in the face of the onslaught of a confident and aggressive religion from the third world.

Islam should be legal, of course. But its place in modern Britain should be the same as any other religion or belief system - subject to indifference, dislike, criticism, ridicule, mockery, parody and insult. Islam should receive no respect under the law - merely tolerance. The same goes for all religions. But then, I believe in the great Western Enlightenment. The people allowing sharia into the UK don't.

Cover of Areopagitica (1644) by John Milton.
The influential argument for free speech of the early Western Enlightenment.
Flawed and limited by modern standards, but it still helped lead to a great flowering of Western freedom.
How sad Milton would be to see modern Britain's inability to defend free speech against the primitive religion of Islam.


"Hate speech"

Boris Johnson's "letterbox" and "bank robber" comments about the burqa are an example of the kind of "hate speech" that sharia advocates in Britain want to ban by law.

Extracts from Denmark has got it wrong. Yes, the burka is oppressive and ridiculous - but that's still no reason to ban it, by Boris Johnson, 5 August, 2018.


Bradford City Council uses taxpayers' money to promote Islamic theology, Nov 2011.
Above was an anti-litter leaflet they planned for "Muslim areas".
They used taxpayers' money on a leaflet that offensively claims that: "The whole of the Earth has been declared by Allah as a place of prayer for the Muslim."
The leaflets were not used.

In March 2022, a Colchester Royal Grammar School teacher was suspended for having this "Jesus And Mo" mug.
The Daily Mail pixellated the mug in its story!
Here is the image of the terrifying mug that must be pixellated. From here.

Students unions enforce sharia

Students Unions enforcing reactionary religious blasphemy laws.

The students union at London South Bank University banned this atheist poster for being "offensive" to religion, Feb 2014.
The union though later said this was an error by some individuals, and they issued a full (and even excellent) apology. Good stuff.

The Gay & Lesbian Humanist incident


The Nick Griffin case

MOHAMMEDANISM in vol.10 of The Catholic Encyclopedia (1913).
This book must obviously be banned in Britain.
See Christianity on Islam in the past.

The Catechism of perseverance (1850).
This book must obviously be banned in Britain.

The Sebastian Faulks affair

In 2009, writer Sebastian Faulks said what any normal person thinks about Islam - and then discovered he had to bow to sharia in modern Britain.

The Neil Phillips case

In an outrageous abuse of British state power, a man called Neil Phillips was arrested in Dec 2013 for "offensive" Internet comments.
See: Man arrested for joking about Nelson Mandela, 9 Dec 2013.
A leftie site says it wasn't just about Mandela. It was also about Islam. But they can't find any really bad comments.
The worst comments they can find are the following:

On parents not wanting their kids to go to a mosque, saying:
"Fair play to the parents, I [wouldn't] want my kids brainwashed either."

Posting a photo of a slaughter of Shia Muslims by the Taliban and tastelessly saying:
"Next Halal Takeaway, No Thanks..."

Posting a mild joke about people claiming to be disabled.

Posting a mild joke about Saint Nelson Mandela.

According to the left, some or all of the above comments should be illegal in Britain!

By the way, I've no problem if you dislike the above, or if you de-friend someone for posting them. Call him an unfunny tosser. Block him on Twitter. No problem at all. My problem is only with the law getting involved.


The Pastor McConnell case

Christian pastor James McConnell was prosecuted for this sermon about Islam in Belfast in May 2014.

The ASDA case

ASDA supermarket sacked a man in June 2019 for sharing the following Billy Connolly comedy about Islam on his private Facebook. Supermarkets are enforcing sharia law now!

"Religion is over".

"Suicide bombers".

Is it illegal to burn the Koran?

Christians upset about the desecration of a Bible in Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art.
But oddly, the police don't care. They will only arrest people when a Koran is desecrated.
If the Christians used violence maybe the police would support them. That seems to be the principle here.

The defaced Bible.
Written on it is "Facist God" (sic) and "Fuck the Bible".
This is "art" and so is ok.
But do this to a Koran and you get arrested.
From here.

People banned from entering the UK

The list of people banned from entering the UK is shocking. It includes, among others:
  1. Israeli politician Moshe Feiglin.
  2. Anti-jihad Dutch politician Geert Wilders.
  3. Anti-jihad US activist Robert Spencer.
  4. Anti-jihad US activist Pamela Geller.
  5. Christian preacher Todd Bentley.
  6. Anti-jihad pastor Terry Jones.
  7. Talk-radio host Michael Savage.

Some of the above are shrill, some are nutcases. Some are heroes. But none preach violence. Whether you agree with any of them or not, denying them entry to the UK is an incredible abuse of state power.

For all of the above, the state's arguments as to why Britons cannot invite them to speak in the UK are weak and pathetic, and could be used to ban just about anyone remotely controversial from the UK.

Why are Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein and John Pilger not banned from the UK, for example?

Robert Spencer banned from entering the UK

Outrageously, Robert Spencer was banned from entering the UK in June 2013, because he criticises Islam.

Overturning the ban

Labour politician hangs out with Hamas, calls for banning of Spencer

July 2011: UK Labour politician Tony Lloyd MP, Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party, meets terrorist leader Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas.
From The Council for European Palestinian Relations.

July 2011: Tony Lloyd stands with the terrorist group Hamas, wearing a Hamas scarf that depicts the destruction of Israel.
From The Council for European Palestinian Relations.

June 2013: Tony Lloyd (yes, the same man) calls for anti-jihadist Robert Spencer to be banned from the UK.
This man, who pals around with Hamas terrorists, calls the anti-jihadists Spencer and Geller "hate preachers".
The Manchester Gazette libels Spencer and Geller, absurdly calling them "two fascists", and making wild claims about them, without providing any evidence these claims are true. (Not to mention the irony of a newspaper calling for the suppression of speech.)
Spencer replies.

An actual fascist and an actual hate preacher, one of Tony Lloyd's pals:
Hamas Deputy Minister of Religious Endowments, Feb 2010, describes the Jews as sub-human bacteria.

Hate speech against Christianity:
"They surely disbelieve who say: Lo! Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary. The Messiah (himself) said: O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. Lo! whoso ascribeth partners unto Allah, for him Allah hath forbidden paradise. His abode is the Fire. For evil-doers there will be no helpers. They surely disbelieve who say: Lo! Allah is the third of three; when there is no God save the One God. If they desist not from so saying a painful doom will fall on those of them who disbelieve."
What book contains such hate speech? It must surely be banned. It's, um, the Quran.

"Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful."
- Quran 9:5 calls on Muslims to fight the unbelievers until they believe.
If you point this out, you might get banned from the UK.

"Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low."
- Quran 9:29 calls on Muslims to fight the unbelievers until they pay the "protection money".
If you point this out, you might get banned from the UK.

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