Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has authorised a blanket ban on marches in a city on the day of a planned protest by the English Defence League (EDL), an right-wing campaign group.
Ah yes, Britain, where freedom of speech means hate-speech for Muslims and jail for opponents of cultural enrichment…..
The EDL had intended to demonstrate in Bradford on Saturday August 28 and Unite Against Fascism has planned a protest in the city on the same day.
A Home Office spokesman said: ”Having carefully balanced rights to protest against the need to ensure local communities and property are protected, the Home Secretary today gave her consent to a Bradford Council order banning any marches in the city over the bank holiday weekend. Â (Telegraph UK)
German-Turkish politician calls for burqa ban
Liberal German-Turkish politician Serkan Toeren has called for a ban on the full-body veil worn by Muslim women. Toeren wants to follow in the model set by France and Belgium, which banned the burqa earlier this year. (Deutsche Welle)
Postcard from Turkey
Hissing and pissing:
If the views of Geert Wilders on the Islam are to become part of the official [Dutch] government policy, it could disrupt the relations between the Netherlands and Indonesia. This is what the Indonesian ambassador to the Netherlands, Junus Effendi Habibie, said in an interview with Radio Netherlands. “That would be very regrettable,” Habibie said. Â (Gates of Vienna) Read further…