Britain is too “passively tolerant” and should not leave people to live their lives as they please just because they obey the law, David Cameron has said.
At the National Security Council today Mr Cameron unveiled a series of measures that he said would crack down on people holding minority “extremist” views that differed from Britain’s consensus.
“For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens ‘as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone’,” he said.
“It’s often meant we have stood neutral between different values. And that’s helped foster a narrative of extremism and grievance.”
Britain is trying to figure out how to to deal with the ongoing threat of Muslim extremism and fears about what exactly is going on in those segregated Muslim communities that practice Sharia law and reject Western values. David Cameron thinks the best way to calm the fears of Brits and alleviate the threat is to crack down on free speech. The measures Cameron is proposing would attempt to track down individuals thought to be “extremists.” Courts would be allowed to force them to send their tweets and Facebook posts to the police for approval and they would be banned from telling their friends that their communications are being monitored. They would also be banned from the airwaves.
FLASHBACK: Obama’s federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database to track hate speech and “misinformation” on Twitter. In addition, the National Science Foundation has received nearly $1 million in funding to create the “Truthy” database to rack “political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution,” the Washington Times reported last year.
ANOTHER FLASHBACK: Daily Mail headline: “Brotherly love: Obama gives his ‘bro’ Cameron an extraordinary pre-election endorsement as his ‘outstanding partner.'”
Two peas in a pod. Birds of a feather. Soviet soulmates.