Prison Time for Viewing Terrorist Content

Oct 4, 2017

Politicians in Britain want to put people in prison for viewing “terrorist content” over the internet. Offenders could receive as much as 15 years in prison. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said, “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.” The proposal gives the British government the ability to restrict internet freedom and to shut down speech that it does not like such as criticism of Islam. Instead of restricting immigration, British politicians want to restrict what people view or say online. By way of example, “After a British soldier was beheaded in broad daylight by radical Muslims in 2013, law enforcement arrested several people over Facebook posts criticizing Islam.” Conservative commentator Katie Hopkins was “investigated by London police for a tweet calling for British men to take action against terrorists” after the Manchester bombing. Anyone who dissents from the leftist agenda could face a hate speech charge.