Woolwich Terror aftermath: Home Secretary Theresa May threatens online ban
By Nigel Morris | The Independent
Red Ice Creations Note: Problem Reaction Solution? As the public relinquishes online rights in the name of ’safety from radicalization’ by a reactionary (or manipulative) government after each ’terror event’, soon there will be no internet freedoms at all, nor any power with which to reverse the situation.
There have been reports of Woolwich Slasher Michael Adebolajo connections to MI5 . If Adebolajo was ’groomed’ by the agency, and he wasn’t turned extremist by online sources, then no ban is justified.
Radical Islamist groups which whip up hatred but do not advocate violence could be outlawed in the UK for the first time, under an attempt to curb the spread of hardline ideology being considered by the Government following the Woolwich murder.
Theresa May, the Home Secretary, warned that there were thousands of people judged to be at risk of being radicalised as she set out moves to deprive hardliners of platforms for their views. They include plans to ban more organisations accused of fomenting division and to tighten the rules on their access to the internet, as well as the revival of plans for a "snooper’s charter".
But the moves threaten to provoke a freedom-of-speech row as organisations which stop short of advocating terrorism could be banned under the proposals, which will be considered by a Whitehall task force headed by David Cameron.
At the moment, the Home Secretary has the legal power to proscribe an organisation linked to terrorism, such as al-Muhajiroun, which was outlawed in Britain in 2010.
But she has no authority to act against organisations suspected of "inciting hatred and division" and ministers will consider introducing a lower threshold enabling her to act, Whitehall sources said.
However, ministers could run into problems producing a legally watertight definition of "hatred and division". The difficulties in this area are underlined by the controversy over the group Hizb ut-Tahrir. Mr Cameron called for its proscription six years ago, but it remains active and high profile.
She said “all the indications” pointed to a lone wolf-style incident rather than a wider planned operation.
Asked if she believed there were thousands at risk of radicalisation in the UK, she replied: “Potentially.”
Read the full article at: independent.co.uk
Read: British Ministers Call For Mass Government Snooping In Wake Of Woolwich Attack
Case Dismissed: Wrongfully Detained Marine to be Released Today
Former Marine arrested by FBI over 9/11 Truth Facebook posts
Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?
The House Passes CISPA ’Cybersecurity Bill’, Boston Bombings Invoked As Reason
US spy device tested on public in other countries
UK planning broad online domestic spying regime
Senate passes internet sales tax bill amid opposition
The ATF Wants ‘Massive’ Online Database to Find Out Who Your Friends Are
Interview with Julian Assange : Entire nations intercepted online, key turned to totalitarian rule
Latest News from our Front Page
Is the countryside racist? Villages 'that want to remain white and middle class'
Country dwellers believe rural communities should be the preserve of white middle-class families with conservative values, a survey claims.
Many residents of countryside towns and villages consider them the 'last bastion' of old-fashioned English traditions.
And they often equate this 'exclusively and unthinkingly' with white Englishness, a study has found.
White gate: Are countryside villages, such as The Lee, in Buckinghamshire, racist for ...
More than 30 "White Student Union" pages created on Facebook in last week
More than 30 â€śWhite Student Unionâ€ť pages have recently sprung up over the last several days on Facebook, pages that affiliate themselves with various universities around the nation
The creation of an â€śIllini White Student Unionâ€ť Facebook page that surfaced Nov. 18 in response to a â€śBlack Student Solidarity Rallyâ€ť at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gained national attention, but ...
Pew: White Christians no longer a majority
A woman prays at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles during "A Night of Hope," an event hosted by Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen. | AP Photo
White Christians now make up less than half of the U.S. population, largely receding from the majorities of most demographic groups, with one notable exception: the Republican Party.
According to the latest results from Pew Research ...
Cinemas refuse to show Church of England advert featuring Lord's Prayer
The UKâ€™s three leading cinema chains have refused to show an advert by the Church of England that features the Lordâ€™s Prayer, citing fears that it could offend people.
Vociferous critic of religion says anyone thin-skinned enough to be offended by church advert deserves to be offended
The 60-second advert was due to be shown before Star Wars: the Force Awakens, released ...
Free Ottawa yoga class scrapped over "cultural issues"
Jennifer Scharf is a yoga instructor who had delivered a free class to students at the University of Ottawa for the past seven years that was cancelled this year due to a complaint that yoga constitutes "cultural appropriation." Errol McGihon/Ottawa SunStudent leaders have pulled the mat out from 60 University of Ottawa students, ending a free on-campus yoga class over ...
|More News » |