The police arrested them “on suspicion of inciting racial hatred”. How many more times do the fools who initiated these arrests need to be told that Islam is not a race? Would they have been arrested if they had burned copies of the ‘Communist Manifesto’, ‘The Wealth of Nations’ or ‘Mein Kampf’? I think not, for like any clod even ‘plod’ can recognise that Communism, free-market economics and Nazism are not races.
What this case illustrates is the corrosive impact of the embedding of ‘diversity training’ (sic) in police forces and councils across the country, part of New Labour’s poisonous legacy which has been taken up with verve by the successor ConDem Government. The statement in the following excerpt from the BBC report possesses all the hallmarks of the ‘diversity’ groupthink and anti-democratic inclinations and practices of Common Purpose:
In a joint statement, Northumbria Police and Gateshead Council said: "The kind of behaviour displayed in this video is not representative of our community as a whole.
"Our community is one of mutual respect and we continue to work together with community leaders, residents and people of all faiths and beliefs to maintain good community relations."While the police are busying themselves prosecuting citizens for exercising their right of free expression, cases of burglary and violent crime go unsolved and people’s lives are made hell by anti-social elements. The police in the UK have been corrupted by political interference and can no longer be considered an agency that seeks to protect the public. It has been transformed into an agent of political repression, monitoring and prosecuting instances of ‘wrong’ thinking. We no longer live in a free society. We can but hope that if this case is taken to court it is thrown out by the jury. Here is the video: