The United Kingdom is looking to expand its jail sentences for anyone who even VIEWS “terrorist content” on the internet, specifically with a 15-year sentence for each offense… and this includes, according to British Home Secretary Amber Rudd, “far-right propaganda.”
“I want to make sure those who view despicable terrorist content online, including jihadi websites, far-right propaganda and bomb-making instructions, face the full force of the law,” Rudd said in a statement Tuesday.
Wow… too broad for my liking and overall really breaching on rights there if you ask me. They can label anything they deem “unfit” as such content and BAM!
British Prime Minister Theresa May proposed this in response to the Manchester bombings and London stabbings, making it a core pitch of hers during the parliamentary elections in June. Instead of trying to restrict immigration from areas known for Islamic extremism, British leaders would rather curb the freedom of their own citizens.
Considering the track record of the British government and how it handles speech on the internet, it is likely that “far-right propaganda” will be the most affected by a law criminalizing viewing extremist content.
It’s not hard to see what the bureaucrats of the U.K. will do if they had the power to sentence anyone who viewed bad content on the internet to several years in jail. Making or viewing “far-right propaganda” as one of the criteria for the offense offers up numerous possibilities.
It’s doubtful that this law will have any effect of curtailing terror on the island, especially when former ISIS militants are returning to the U.K. in droves and leftists want them welcomed with open arms. Censoring the internet will most negatively affect the people wanting to stop the threat of radical Islam and give more unnecessary power to left-wing bureaucrats to determine public discourse.