Saturday, 5 January 2008

Anti-Islamic blogger facing arrest?

In my perambulations around the blogosphere, I have occasionally come across the Luton-based anti-Islamic blogger Lionheart. Well, yesterday he left the following message at his blog:
I am currently out of the Country and on my return home to England I am going to be arrested by British detectives on suspicion of Stirring up Racial Hatred by displaying written material" contrary to sections 18(1) and 27(3) of the Public Order Act 1986.

This charge if found guilty carries a lengthy prison sentence, more than what most paedophiles and rapists receive, and all for writing words of truth about the barbarity that is living in the midst of our children , which threatens the very future of our Country.
Now, not being involved in this case myself, I cannot say for a certainty that Lionheart's claim is accurate. However, I will say that this would not be the first time that a British blogger has been arrested on account of his writings: in June I wrote about the case of Andrew Love, who pleaded guilty to committing a "racially-aggravated breach of the peace", after writing a blog in which he "
directed insults at groups including black and disabled people, Muslims and homosexuals". If it can happen to Andrew Love, why can't it also happen to Lionheart, or, indeed, to any other blogger who offends against the dictates of political correctness, now given legal force by the ever-growing body of "anti-hatred" legislation?

Ultimately, those of us not directly involved cannot be certain of the truth of this matter until Lionheart returns to Britain, and the police act (or don't, as the case may be). Personally, given Andrew Love's case, as well as the numerous other cases of people being arrested on spurious pretexts over accusations of "racism", or related thought crimes, I am provisionally inclined to believe Lionheart's account. Certainly, the ramifications of this story for free speech in general, and the British blogosphere in particular, are potentially enormous. If Lionheart is arrested, how long will it be before more arrests follow? As he himself puts it:
Today it is me and my blog and tomorrow it is you and your blog.
All bloggers, all blog readers, and everyone with an interest in the maintenance of what free speech we in Britain have left, should be very concerned by this.

Hat-tip: Homophobic Horse, in the comments.

Update:

5 comments:

jn said...

The reason that Lionheart has been chosen as the first British Blogger to be prosecuted for Islamophobic thought-crime may be pay-back for revealing the extent of corruption within the Luton police, including infiltration by muslim drugs gangs. See http://lionheartuk.blogspot.com/2007/03/i-live-in-and-around-luton-and-have.html

Alex said...

Certain blogs - among which I'd include Fulham Reactionary's - are becoming a sort of samizdat.

Eventually, in order to evade the attentions of the thought police, such blogs will need to be encrypted and readers issued with a key.

Homophobic Horse said...

I can see it getting like that. Yes.

One thing that may keep the thought police away for a little longer might be to purchase your own server with anonymizer proxy and hide it somewhere the police will never find it. Like Pirate Radio for the internet.

ayatollah khomeini said...

D C HOLDEN vs LIONHEART

Regarding D.C. IAN HOLDEN (pbuh) arresting the Christian Islamophobic son of pigs and monkeys blogger Lionheart. Some ignorant kuffars have asked what does the 'D. C.' stand for?

... DHIMMI COLLABORATOR !

Allah Akhbar!!!

Anonymous said...

Lionheart should be aware that the solicitor, he says he has employed does not have a solicitor's practising certificate thus making Tony Bennett not qualified to act as a solicitor.