It is unfortunate that the British authorities are so unreflective that they never seem to consider the question of why what they consider to be an un-Islamic misunderstanding of Islam is so widespread. Nor do they ask themselves why mosque authorities are doing nothing to combat this misunderstanding.
“Woman charged with encouraging terrorism on Twitter,” by Keith Perry, the Telegraph, November 27, 2014:
A woman has been charged by police with encouraging terrorism on Twitter.
Alaa Abdullah Esayed, 22, of Kennington in south London, will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on December 10, the Metropolitan Police said.
She has been charged with two offences under the Terrorism Act – encouraging terrorism, and the dissemination of terrorist publications.
Esayed was originally arrested in June.
Police said one of the charges related to posts on Esayed’s Twitter account, together with photographs and video links.
The charge states: “She intended, or was reckless as to whether, members of the public would be directly or indirectly encouraged or otherwise induced by the statement to commit, prepare or instigate acts of terrorism or convention offences”.
She is also accused of providing a service that enabled others “to obtain, read, listen to or look at a terrorist publication, by providing links to speeches and other propaganda, and at the time of doing so intended an effect of her conduct to be a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism”.
The woman was released on bail.