. . . and some people wonder why
we are concerned
This excellent 30 minute video (note: some foul language) includes examples of double standards from Britain, Australia & Sweden. Several chilling cases are offered - particularly concerning to me was the young lady, a Muslim ex-Police officer of colour, who found "radicalisation" in the London Met and was quietly threatened on multiple occasions not to say anything.
Nobody in authority will acknowledge this unofficial double standard, just as they refused to acknowledge the potentially one million white and Sikh girls gang raped by Muslim grooming gangs in Britain and the Netherlands. If the only goal is to maintain the equanimity of the wider community then I suppose that it is easiest not to scrutinise the core problem - but surely only for a very short time? If it needs repeating: The core problem here is Sharia and the culture arising among Muslims due to Sharia. The core problem expressly is not the people who notice & complain about all this.
Lord Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, is mentioned in the clip. He noted several years ago:~ "A de facto blasphemy law is operating in Britain today. The fact is that publishers and newspapers live in fear of criticising Islam." The video ends with Christopher Hitchen's prescient warning on the impending loss of the freedom to criticise due to the new double standard.
The Archbishop and the arch Atheist agree on this. Maybe there's a problem?
This is a thoroughly useful enquiry and highly recommended. Again I'll state that, no, I'm not smart enough to be a lawyer so there may be subtleties to each of these situations that I am missing. But the idea that the law should be transparently & evenly enforced does seem something we should all reasonably expect. "Justice must be seen to be done" I seem to recall hearing years ago. Yet in all these jurisdictions we see similar responses that seem based - help me here - simply on an ignorant and short-sighted fear. Am I wrong?
I would note that the woman seen being arrested early in the piece was not apprehended directly for her work over halting the illegal Muslim prayers but because she said to a gay opponent "have a gay day" as they parted. This is the explanation offered by authorities for her arrest. I'm sure it had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with her publicly embarrassing the cops into doing their job and enforcing what they termed "discretionary laws".
Nothing at all.