If Ed Miliband makes ‘Islamophobia’ illegal, I volunteer to test the new law immediately

I am out of the country at the moment and I see that Ed Miliband has used the opportunity to ‘say’ in an interview with the ‘Muslim News’ that he will outlaw ‘Islamophobia’ if he becomes Prime Minister. I use ‘say’ because ‘Muslim News’ has never seemed to me an especially reputable outlet for news, Muslim or otherwise. And I say ‘Islamophobia’ in scare quotes because, well, the term deserves them.

There are many things to say about this, but allow me confine myself to three points:

(1) If Ed Miliband does become Prime Minister and chooses to make ‘Islamophobia’ illegal would he mind letting us know what he thinks ‘Islamophobia’ is? After all a ‘phobia’ is an irrational fear. The Charlie Hebdo staff were often called ‘Islamophobes’ before (and after) two Islamists went into their magazine’s office and shot most of them in the head. If there is such a thing as ‘Islamophobia’ and it is indeed an ‘irrational’ fear, would Ed mind telling us whether it was ‘rational’ or ‘irrational’ of the Charlie Hebdo staff to be fearful of elements of Islam? An answer before 7 May would be helpful…

  • Good man.

  • WalterBannon

    Britain is circling the toilet… It probably can not be saved

  • mauser 98

    “test the new law immediately” ….. phobia ,,really
    put some bare butt leather gay chaps on ,with heels, and prance around in front of them Islamo types

    • Justin St.Denis

      Sssshhhhhhh! That’s Miliband’s little secret!

  • winniec

    Sharia Law Manual Reliance of the Traveller:
    O11.10 The (dhimmi) agreement (protecting the life and property of a kafir) is also violated (if he)
    -5- or mentions something impermissible about Allah, the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), or Islam.

    Al Ghazzali: A kafir may not mention Allah or Mohammed
    STATUS OF DHIMMIS (NON-MUSLIMS IN ISLAMIC SOCIETIES)
    [T]he dhimmi is obliged not to mention Allah or His Apostle

    “Insulting the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is one of the worst of forbidden actions… whether done seriously or in jest. The one who does that is to be EXECUTED even if he repents and whether he is a Muslim or a kaafir.”
    Al-Saarim al-Maslool, 2/438

    Hadith:
    It is related that a man forged lies against the Prophet and he sent ‘Ali and az-Zubayr to kill him. Ibn Qani’ related that a man came to the Prophet and said, “Messenger of Allah, I heard my father say something ugly about you, so I killed him,” and that did not distress the Prophet.

    Koranic Verses Censoring Criticism of Islam:

    2:193. ” And fight (to kill) them until there is no more Fitnah” (disagreeing with Mohammed) i.e. fight and kill them until no Muslim is seduced from his religion and there is no disagreement with Mohammed.

    COMMENTARY re “proof of the necessity of killing anyone who curses the Prophet or finds fault with him” (Islam Q&A (www.islam-qa.com)

    “It is related that a man forged lies against the Prophet and he sent ‘Ali and az-Zubayr to kill him. Ibn Qani’ related that a man came to the Prophet and said, “Messenger of Allah, I heard my father say something ugly about you, so I killed him,” and that did not distress the Prophet.”

    “Ibn ‘Abbas said that a woman from Khatma [9] satirised the Prophet and the Prophet said, “Who will deal with her for me?” A man from her people said, “I will, Messenger of Allah.” The man got up and went and killed her. He told the Prophet who said, “Two goats will not lock horns over her.”

  • winniec

    Ed Miliband does not realize that condemning someone for ‘Islamophobia’ (i.e. blasphemy against Islam) is actually SENTENCING THE PERSON TO BE MURDERED BY MUSLIM VIGILANTES…that is what Sharia law requires!

    This measure would put all Christians and Jews in UK IMMEDIATELY UNDER SIEGE!

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I think he will be in for a surprise.
    The same judges that refuse to deport sex offenders, terrorists, and murders will slam him with the maximum possible sentence.
    It will be at that moment that he realizes that no Englishman or Woman has ANY meaningful civil rights in the UK.

  • pdxnag

    All political opposition to Ed Miliband is now fully explained as Islamophobia.

  • David Murrell

    One takes it that Douglas Murray, the author of the well-written post above, is charged, then the British courts system would toss out Mildebrand’s patently fascistic anti-Islamophobia law. At least one hopes so. One cannot be sure about the British legal system. (I guess I am in agreement with drunk-by-noon’s comment on this thread).

  • Justin St.Denis

    England swings like a pendulum do
    Bobbies on bicycles two-by-two
    Westminster Abbey, the Tower of Big Ben
    The rolling dead heads of the little children.

    Times have changed since Roger Miller sang that, so I adjusted the lyrics just a little at the end. 😉

  • John

    Yes, people expressing legitimate criticism of Islam will be thrown in prison if Miliband gets his way.
    Pedophiles having sexual intercourse with underage girls are OK though.
    Miliband is actually actually suggesting the UK adopt bits and pieces of sharia ‘law’.