If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

- George Washington

Monday, 15 November 2010

Justice At Last

Amazing. The courts have finally started dishing out suitable sentences for those who promote ethnic violence. From the BBC, a story of a man (I'll call him X, for reasons which will become clear) who has been sentenced to 15 months for posting racially inflammatory material on YouTube. Sorry for the long quote, but I think you will agree it was worth it. Prepare to be astonished.

Man jailed for posting jihadi video clips on YouTube

A man has been jailed for 15 months for uploading jihadi video clips on to YouTube. X, 29, of Bognor Regis, earlier pleaded guilty to five offences under the Public Order Act at Leeds Crown Court.

The clips called for a "racial holy war" and were designed to provoke violence against the ethnic majority, particularly in Dewsbury.

When he was arrested, police found Islamic and jihadist memorabilia at his home.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the material came to the attention of police when a journalist researching Dewsbury on the internet came across videos X, of Longford Road, had posted and reported them.

Jihadi imagery

The CPS said they included titles such as 'Behead Those Who Insult Islam' and 'Dewsbury needs Sharia'.

They also featured jihadi references and imagery including an assault on a white man by an Asian man.

Stuart Laidlaw, reviewing lawyer for the CPS, said: "X decided to use the very public forum of YouTube to distribute videos of racist and inflammatory nature which he had edited, and which were designed to provoke violence against the ethnic majority, particularly those living in Dewsbury.

"They called for a 'racial holy war', described acts of violence and made supportive references to Islamic groups such as Islam4UK and al-Mouhajiroun."

Mr Laidlaw added: "Freedom of speech carries with it responsibilities.

"Publishing something that is abusive and insulting and that is likely to stir racial hatred is against the law and the CPS will work with the police to prosecute robustly anyone who does so."
Heh. Only kidding.

Don't you love that last sentence from the CPS?


  1. Richard, just look at the power your blog has:


  2. Thank you, Jim. I am pleased, if that is the right word, and it probably isn't, that such action is being taken. It was more the people who stood in the street with banners openly calling for murder and beheading of the infidel, where any action was considered to be 'not in the public interest' that challenged my tolerance and sense of fairness. It seems that punishment for incitement only goes one way. After this story, maybe not. It's a start.


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