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Not everyone who is protesting against the outrageous injustice of our being banned from Britain is at the same time a lily-livered sellout. In “A gross double standard over hate speech” in The Spectator, June 27, Douglas Murray adduces the same examples I invoked here to show that you can perfectly well talk about jihad violence in Great Britain, as long as you’re for it.
According to the Home Office if you are a non-Muslim and you make the following statementyour presence will be deemed “˜not conducive to the public good” and you will be barred from entering the United Kingdom:
“˜It [Islam] is a religion and a belief system that mandates warfare against unbelievers for the purpose for establishing a societal model that is absolutely incompatible with Western society. Because of media and general government unwillingness to face the sources of Islamic terrorism these things remain largely unknown.”
“˜Devotion to Jihad for the sake of Allah, and the desire to shed blood, to smash skulls and to sever limbs for the sake of Allah and in defense of His religion, is, undoubtedly, an honor for the believer.”
In welcoming the decision to ban the first speaker, rather than the second, Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, has said:
“˜The UK should never become a stage for inflammatory speakers who promote hate.”
Too late, Keith.Â Too late.