Outrageous: Three British men arrested for ‘offensive’ anti-Islam comments after Woolwich murder

Two days ago, a British soldier was beheaded by a jihadist on the streets of London in broad daylight. Absolutely horrific. But the real crime, according to UK police? Speaking ill of radical Islam.

Following the attack, British Prime Minister David Cameron shamefully called the murder “a betrayal of Islam.” But his pathetic statement wasn’t the end of the kowtowing line. In another truly sickening example of political correctness run amok, UK media report that three British men were arrested for “inciting racial or religious hatred” after posting disparaging remarks about Islam on social media.


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According to reports, two men, 22 and 23, were arrested for making “offensive comments” about Islam on Twitter. They have since been released on bail.

Avon and Somerset Police Inspector Ed Yaxley explained the arrests:

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

Another man, 22, was charged with “malicious communications” for comments he made on Facebook.

Yet another was confronted by police and issued a warning.

But in the minds of P.C. practitioners like Yaxley, taking this sort of action to silence free speech is perfectly reasonable when Islam’s reputation is at stake:

“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.”

What about the radical Islamists, Inspector? You know, the people who have made it their life’s mission to stoke the flames of racial and religious hatred through acts of terror? Aren’t they the ones causing harm to your community — and communities around the world?

Downright pathetic. While law enforcement officials like this sniveling inspector are busy fretting over harsh words, they’re excusing those who condone and commit genuine violence.

A scandal, indeed. Remember when Britain prided itself on being a free society?

It’s depressing. Disheartening. And frightening. What’s next?

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    When you are a “subject” you don’t have Free Speech. #Woolwich

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Sadly, the colony they could previously flee to, which fought their King to gain freedom of speech, is just a few steps behind them.

      • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

        Nah. I try to look on the bright side….==> We’ll have another Civil War before that happens. >:^)

        • ceemack

          Assuming we haven’t been disarmed first.

          • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

            The only person that can disarm you, is you. ~_^

          • BlahBlah

            And that.

          • Clayton Grant

            You sound like the sort of person I would like to take to the range and kill some paper bad guys with.

          • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

            I love killin’ paper bad guys. >:^]

          • http://twitter.com/MDMorris_1707 Michael Morris

            No, that’s statistically unlikely. Too many of us are armed and that number’s been growing of late. Worst case scenario is that there’s a “civil” war, we loose, and THEN we get disarmed.

        • BlahBlah

          Well I’d like to second that.

  • Richard J Sunkle

    Bunch of Islamderthal goat humpers protected by weasels.

    • Clayton Grant

      You are hereby instructed to email your current whereabouts to the Dept of Injustice. Gather all your tax forms and then wait calmly on your doorstep for an armed federal agent to contact you.
      This will be your only warning.

    • Hiraghm

      People pick on and insult Neanderthals so easily anymore… :(

      • http://twitter.com/MDMorris_1707 Michael Morris

        I hope that Doctor finds a willing mother for that cloned Neanderthal so that we can finally lay to rest the “stupid Neanderthal” thing.

        Their only real difference from us, that we know of, is that their bones were too dense for them to swim. And I suppose that even that could turn out to be a factor of their environment and not something they’re born with.

  • TonyMitch

    America arresting the man that made the anti-Islam video that the Obama adminstration used to cover up Benghazi fiasco. They used the pretence he was a probation violator. Remember Christianity is ok to slam. Islam is a nono.

    • Deborah Hallsted

      Great point.

    • Anon

      This is the key problem though, many people slam Christianity and brand it as bible bashing, abortion hating, protestors at military funerals who think God hates homosexuals. That is an extreme few who think it’s ok to shoot women at abortion clinics and deprive a grieving family of a funeral for their military son or daughter etc. There are millions of Christians who are more open minded and less extreme. That is another form of generalising just as many people (including the majority of the people on here) do to Islam. Rather than saying it’s ok to insult Christianity AND Islam….how about don’t insult anyone? People preach about peace and then turn around with racist comments (and I refer to all cultures being guilty of this here).

      • Christoph DeHaven

        Fact check: While there have been attacks on abortion facilities and abortion providers, zero women seeking abortions have ever been shot at abortion facility. On the other hand, many have been killed or seriously injured in the course of an abortion.

  • detroit19

    We, “real human beings”, just can’t help ourselves. We’re PC-ing ourselves, and our way of life, to death, on behalf of an enemy who has no conscience/morals, intelligence, self-awareness, etc. Why do we demand, of ourselves, what we refuse to expect from savages? FU$$ Islamists, Muslims who refuse to speak up for the ‘religion of peace (my ass), Eric Holder, Oscammer, Hillary ‘I knew about the blow job’ Clinton, ad nauseum. I WEEP for my country.

    • Anthony Clay

      lol, hilary i knew about the blow job clinton also knew about the 91 other blow jobs in there illustrious relationship, we have weiner with his muslim brotherhood wife running for mayor also works with blowjob betty ramadam clinton, the land of Churchill, montgomery the blitz being kowtowed by sand monkeys, they behead a soldiers, arrest innocent people showing outrage i beg them to come to my neighborhood so i can introduce them to my little friend

  • Steve_J

    Turn out the lights, the party’s over in Britain.

    • detroit19

      Sadly, I believe that you’re right. :'(

      • Christoph DeHaven

        Land of weak-kneed Tories, Fearful to speak free
        For every jihadi, Thy weakness is plain to see
        Wider still, and wider, Spreads Shari’a’s net
        Fear that made thee a dhimmi, Makes thee dhimmer yet
        Britain, once a great country, Now thy sun is set.

        (with apologies to Edward Elgar and A.C. Benson)

  • Clayton Grant

    In GB, “clerics” can shout all the anti-west rhetoric they want without fear because they have free speech??

    • CatHerder

      Sad, ain’t it?

    • BlahBlah

      The whole thing is ass backwards. And honestly I don’t get why the whole western world is twisting themselves into multiple pretzels to appease the terrorists. Why? Blow up things in the name of Islam? It’s the Christians’ fault. Oppress women? Feminists have nothing to say. Use kids as human shields? Everyone pretends it ain’t happening.

      Well guess what. It ain’t working. The whole definition of insanity and all that who’s gonna blink first?

      • Clayton Grant

        Superb analysis, BB!

      • Kleverabevera

        It is the Devil man. I know some may scoff, but seriously how else can you explain this type of supernaturally stupid behavior on the part of the west?

      • I_loathe_disqus

        I believe it’s a conspiracy…a real, honest-to-God conspiracy.

        MOST of the politicians and bureaucrats letting in moslem hordes and doing nothing to protect their country’s native population do so out of ignorance , contempt of their country’s native lower classes, and a desire for the immigrants to form a mass voting bloc

        But a very few of those politicians and bureaucrats know EXACTLY what’s going on. They are aware of islam’s aims, have read enough history, and can extrapolate from the conditions in too many EU cities today-veiled women, threats made against native non moslems, no go zones for police and fire departments, assaults on non moslems, demands for sharia law, riots, the whole nasty ball of wax-what conditions will be like in a generation or three.

        They want to see various EU countries become Saudi Arabia North : Where the wealthy ruling families can do as they please and -so long as they don’t too openly flout islam-and the oppressed just shrug off any oppression with a resigned “Inshallah”. All they need is for the moslem population to become so big and so threatening as to force non moslems to at least feign outward conversion just for a little peace. Then it’s only a matter of time and demographics before they have the submissive population of which they dream.

        And politicians and bureaucrats in the USA are just as ignorant, and just as evil, as those in the EU.

        Hence our own immigration policies, as well as the continual assaults on the 1st and 2nd Amendments. Why in the name of anti racism and cultural sensitivity, the moselm population here is allowed a de facto status above that of the rest of us.

        The Powers That Be have been trying to create a global consensus for some decades now, mostly via the UN and NGOs . They’ve tried Green/Gaiism , they’ve tried anti Americanism , now they seem to be trying islam , for a global caliphate in which the enslaved will never even be capable of thinking about freedom, as whatever is , is Allah’s will. .

        • Harlan Hikaru Fox

          100% Accurate. I just wish there was a better word to use than “conspiracy”, there. The Shari’ah is everything that a ruling class could ever dream of and more.

    • AmericanMom

      Clerics or any muslim can yell whatever they want without retribution – and indeed they do in the western world. Governments are fearful of retaliation by Islamists and cower under the threat of violence by them. It’s pathetic.

      • Clayton Grant

        Sometimes, I wish I could just hold down the ^ vote until it equals the national debt.

      • Hiraghm

        But why are governments afraid when their people aren’t?

        • AmericanMom

          Because the terrorists originate from countries where oil is supplied. Also, the ME oil people are democrat and republican donors.

  • Russell Haynes

    Does anyone who supports faith based beheadings get arrested?

    • BlahBlah

      I guess it depends which faith.

    • Txgirlinnh

      Oh no. We all have to be sensitive and tolerant, it’s just their “culture”. It is far worse to be outraged by some murderous, lunatic muslim than to be one.

  • ceemack

    I sure would like to see exactly what those oh-so-offensive comments actually were.

    Was it something along the lines of “Those Muslim blokes can be a bit nasty”?

    • DanStlMo

      I’ve searched all the UK News sites and I can not find the quoted Tweets or Facebook post.

    • vanbratch

      my thought exactly. Guess they’re afraid to repeat them out of fear. Pantywastes.

  • HARP2

    Hey muzzies.
    Mohammed was a pig.

    • Andy from Beaverton

      That doesn’t get them nearly as upset as saying Mohammed was a Jew.

      • Hiraghm

        Okay.. he was a Jewish pig who hung out at airports with his boyfriend Barney. How’s that?

        • Txgirlinnh

          Lmao…Can you imagine that cartoon? Thanks for the laugh this morning.

    • Deborah Hallsted

      That’s not fair to pigs. Pork chops, ham, bacon…!

  • marc in calgary

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  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    If only the English were allowed to be armed their government might not feel so brazen to arrest English citizens for free speech.

  • spot_the_dog

    “Islamafauxbia”. I’m so stealing that one.

    • King Leer

      Yeah, me too.

  • Kile

    Muslims are part of a death cult and not fit to live in civilized society. Mohamed was a pedophile. Come arrest me, I dare you.

  • barfomer
    • spot_the_dog

      Yeah, I noticed that too. They’re not going to let anyone speak, just in case someone might speak “offensively”, and they (the Mail) be held accountable for it. I think that’s what’s meant when people talk about “the chilling effect”:
      “A chilling effect may be caused by legal actions such as the passing of a
      law, the decision of a court, or the threat of a lawsuit; any legal
      action that would cause people to hesitate to exercise a legitimate
      right (freedom of speech or otherwise) for fear of legal repercussions.”

    • Chris Chambers

      All the UK papers have disabled comments on any of the stories regarding the murder. None I found had available comments anywhere. Of course you can put any comment you like up for the page 3 girls or tawdry celebrity news, you know, the really important stuff…..

      Check BBC, The Sun, Telegraph, Guardian….no murder case comments.

    • JR48

      Translation: Scared ****less that we’re going to be charged with saying a ‘bad thing’.

      Meanwhile crazy imams can say whatever they want to in the streets of London without retribution.

      Have no idea what the guy said and not one to be a jackwagon over here, but the whole ‘don’t insult people else you’re going to be jailed’ thing is just downright nuts in western society.

      Thank God for what we have left of the first amendment.

  • $30423294

    Oh hey, master Holder?

    When you take your boot off our necks, you should totally go to England where they are super progressive and seem super willing to give up the rights endowed upon them by their creator!

    What’s that? What is a Creator?

    Okay, that thing you worship in the perverse privacy of your withered heart? Imagine that thing being infinitely Good.

    Then imagine that thing endowing every one of us with dignity.

    That’s what the British have turned away from.

    You would fit in so well there!

    Good luck sir! You sure are one in a million! We have never seen someone quite as — how can I say this? — as determined as you are to accomplish your objectives!

    • CatHerder

      I hope the odds are worse than that. One in a million means there’s at least 299 more of him in the US alone!

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Islam’s reputation is not ‘at stake”, it is clearly identified as a bad reputation–earned by them shedding innocent blood in the name of their “prophet”.

  • LinTaylor

    So, how does Piers want to defend this?

  • https://twitter.com/thehiredmind Hired Mind

    God I would love it if the soldier’s dad said something not quite politically correct right now…. What would they do, arrest HIM??

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      I wouldn’t be surprised.

    • Hiraghm

      I’d like to see the Prime Minister say something negative about Islam. Let’s see them jail him.

  • Garth Haycock

    Ever notice that the British began to look like real wimps after Maggie Thatcher retired?

  • Steve_J

    This crap is already here, soon it will become more visible.

  • detroit19

    Apparently, the British are not that smart, militarily/intel wise; but who’d thought that the birthplace of Shakespeare, Thomas Moore, Winston Churchill, et al, could be so obtuse. Then again, a majority of STUPID Americans re-elected the current incompetent/corrupt potus, so…+1 for England.

    • rinodino

      And you get -1 for Detroit

      • TocksNedlog

        Holy crap! You FINALLY said something intelligent.

  • maplebob23

    Islam is a pretty evil religion. First they teach each other to hate other Muslims and then they let them loose on the rest of the world.

    Collectivism at its most hideous.

    • Hiraghm

      Key word: Collectivism. The battle is between philosophies that denigrate the individual; socialism and Islam, vs philosophies that value the individual, Christianity and democracy.

  • Jeremy

    The U.K. has PC all over the place.

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  • tjp77

    First they take your guns, then they take your other freedoms.

  • Jeremy
  • Derek Penner

    Oh my holy hannah. No wonder the Irish broke away from Britain. Erin go Bragh.

  • BlahBlah

    The British police is right – I’ma think twice about what I say on social media RADICAL ISLAM SUCKS ASS

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1394540834 Michael Anderson

      You know I could think 3 times and still agree with you.

  • Robyn

    I adore British culture – Plantagenets, Tudors, Windsors, Shakespeare, Blackadder, Top Gear, Doctor Who – and London is one of my favorite places in the world, but we crossed the “nice place, but I wouldn’t want to live there” line miles ago. Shame, too.

    • $7610427

      Right there with ya! Love London…wouldn’t want to live there. Though I used to want to…

  • nc

    T. Becket Adams @BecketAdams

    England’s fall from greatness really is one of the saddest stories of the last 200 years.
    1:52 PM – 24 May 2013

    Correction: Second saddest, behind America’s fall from greatness, unless we can reverse course real quick.

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      We will.

  • Chris Chambers

    UK is fading fast. The murderers have more rights than the victim, or his supporters. WTF happened to Britain? It’s gone whole hog for Socialism. Sad, it was once a great nation.

  • riggy001

    Since it seems that nobody has “rights” anymore, it’s all left to who has the guns. The more guns (and ammo) you have, the more rights you have. They cannot encapsulate you if they are dead.

  • Makka2000

    Yet the police don’t have the guts to arrest the immams who preach racial hatred.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    What lovely cowards these liberal british are………. a shame indeed.

  • Clayton Grant

    Since it’s GB, have a look at what Churchill had to say about Islam in ‘The River War’, written in 1899. It’s even better if you can hear it in his voice.
    “Individual MusIims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.”

    • Gordon

      Or as P.J. O’Rourke echoed, ”

      One by one and man to man Arabs are the salt of the earth – generous, hospitable, brave, wise, and so forth. But get you in a pack and shove a Koran down your pants and you act like a footlocker full of glue sniffing civet cats.”


      • Guest

        I’d not read that before. Need to find Holidays in Hell and read it.

        • Gordon

          Given your great sense of humor, I think you’d like it. It’s a bit dated though (1982).

          • Guest

            Thanx! I’m a history buff, so when something is written doesn’t really matter.

  • $7610427

    The whole country should take to Twitter and Facebook! They can’t arrest everyone…

  • TocksNedlog

    Somewhere, out there in the great beyond, George Orwell is laughing his ass off.

  • Deborah Hallsted

    Emasculation of the British Empire. So tragic to watch its Twilight.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

    I lived in London for 4 years. I left in April of 2000 and even then Brixton was a known Islamic community, I’m sure they own it by now. I just can’t believe the worthless politicians there now. I could have never dreamed I’d witness dhimmitude on this scale. The cowards are feeding their citizens to these monsters praying the beast will be sated before it comes to eat them. I got new for you bone-heads. The beast only gets bigger each time you feed it.

    • Harlan Hikaru Fox

      Far worse, sir. They’re attempting to unleash the beast at their political enemies for their own gain.

  • Minarchism Leads To Freedom

    Great example of why natural rights are better than positive rights.

  • demoivre

    Remember Andy Choudary, the Muslim hate preacher who said that the Oklahoma disaster was the work of Allah? Was he arrested? Take a guess.

  • Harlan Hikaru Fox

    You know why the Ruling Class in every nation loves Islam? Because Islam’s answer to EVERYTHING is killing someone. And the Ruling Class in any nation loves the thought of having ultimate authority to kill anybody at any time for any reason. They couldn’t give a damn about Allah. They just want the unchallenged power to impose death on people.

  • Madison Tucker

    This was all foretold by Jean Raspail in his novel The Camp of the Saints. Spineless, girly-men allowing the third world savages to take the civilized world.

  • capisce

    Winston Churchill’s speeches scrubbed from history books.

    Retroactively classified as hate speech, offensive to the Third Reich.

  • Guest

    The EDL are brainwashing members of society with the uneducated hate. Racism is a hate crime, whether you shout it in the streets or on the internet. It’s a law, of course they get arrested. Whether it’s racism againt Islam or against the British it’s wrong either way. In the same way that what the jihadists did in Woolwich does not represent the beliefs of Islam as a whole, the opinions of the EDL and the mindless individuals who think it’s ok to generalize and target a faith of billions does not reflect the beliefs of the majority in the UK. And before I get attacked for speaking fairly, I’m white, I was born in the UK and have always lived in the UK. I am ashamed to be in a country where people like the members of the EDL exist and I believe in a multicultural society. Extremists should leave, both Muslin extremists and the EDL. Come on people.

    • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

      I guess you just returned from a visit to Room 101.

      In the same way that what the jihadists did in Woolwich does not represent the beliefs of Islam as a whole,

      Uh, what? That is EXACTLY what Islam represents, as a whole.

      • Anon

        Your comment right there shows your lack of education. Muslims across the country and the world condem what these extremists did, they do not support it. Islam does not represent AS A WHOLE jihadism, just as the “christians” in america that protest against gay marriage and protest at military funerals do not represent the Christian faith as a whole. Numerous Muslims have said in interviews following the Woolwich attack that these extremists did something that was wholly unIslamic. Don’t generalise as it higlights how ignorant you clearly are.

        • Hiraghm

          Christians actually combat the self-proclaimed Christians who protest at military funerals, and Christians who embrace the oxymoron of “gay marriage” are no more real Christians than are those protesting the military funerals.

          But, there are no Christians anywhere in the world beheading people because they’re not Christian, or blowing them up because they’re not Christian.

        • Mr. Saturn

          It is so sad that you have happily given up you freedom of expression to be a complete and total coward.

    • bo1921

      You said, “I believe in a multicultural society.” Why? Is it better? Is it more fair? Does it make you feel better about yourself? Is that the reason?

      • Anon

        It doesn’t make me feel better about myself, it’s not about that. I just don’t understand why it has to be such a problem for people of all cultures to coexist. Maybe I’m being too optimistic and I am fully aware that problems do arise. I just find it sad that it can’t happen without people being so full of hate. It’s the pure aggression of people against others that is distressing to me.

    • Hiraghm

      Nonsense. I’m tired of people being punished, and punished additionally, because their victims belonged to certain protected groups.

      If I hate you because you’re Moslem or Christian or Bob who lives down the street, it’s still hate; the victim is still a unique individual, not a representative of the group du jour.

      Laws against “hate crimes” are simply governmental attempts to control the attitudes and thoughts of the populace. Hate crime laws have to be stopped; they denigrate individualism, the one thing that separates us Westerners from the Marxists/communists/socialists & Moslems.

  • CombatDiver

    Brits can post all the mean and hate filled crap they want about an incredible woman ( Margret Thatcher ) and nothing happens, but they say something about murders that happen to be Muslim and they are arrested?…… Sounds like modern day America….

    You can Talk about Christians and anybody else, but you make one crappy 12 minute movie about the pedophile Muhammad and you go to jail for a year.

    • Paul C.


  • bo1921

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914. Drummer Lee Rigby in 2013. Maybe Europe has reached a tipping point.

  • Paul C.

    Coming to a country near you!

  • cscape

    SEE no evil…… SPEAK no evil……. HEAR no evil (get the point?)

  • http://drudge.com snyper77

    too bad, brits. I bet if you allowed a conceal carry permit, someone could have stopped this. but just like us over here, we would rather have P-C kill us than to protect ourselves, I guess we are only as good as who we vote for

  • docscience

    They’ve gone from eating sheep to being sheep.

  • Tim

    F*ck Islam. F*ck Mohammed (if noone else isn’t already). If he’s unavailable I am sure a camel is/

  • jgeorgia2000

    Boy Obama would love that law here. But aren’t they trying that with the monstrous internet bill?

  • Hauntedautumn

    Sorry Brits you are completely, utterly screwed. Spend time worrying about the psychos that actually committ these types of crimes and not the people voicing anger over the crimes.

  • lana ward

    Obama has said Americans can’t criticize Islam, it just hasn’t been enforced yet

  • Rudy Malmgren

    Wait until he tries. It will make the Revolution look like a picnic.

  • deano24

    This is typical in England. Back in 2011, a British pub singer was arrested for singing the song ‘Kung Fu Fighting’.


  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    “May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won’t.” -General George S.Patton, Jr.