Why Censoring The Internet Would Make It Harder To Fight Terrorism

The western world needs to combat the ideology of radical Islamism. But this is only possible if we can promote and protect free speech.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has called for greater regulation of the Internet to combat the growing threat of Islamist extremism. Addressing the public after the latest attack on London—the third act of Islamist terrorism in the U.K. this year—May rightly placed blame for the string of recent attacks on “the evil ideology of Islamist extremism.”

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  • ismiselemeas

    The internet is the messenger. Never shoot the messenger.

  • Alain

    Seeking to censor the internet has nothing to do with fighting terrorism, it has everything to do with ensuring that people only have access to the official, controlled and approved narrative. The internet does not cause jihad, Islam is the cause of jihad.

  • This will be used to punish the very people it’s purported to protect, and protect the people who it is supposed to target.

    If they want results, start with the mosques.

    • Alain

      Indeed just consider what already happens to anyone who goes against the official narrative concerning Islam/Muslims on social media in the UK, Germany and several other countries.

    • Brett_McS

      Exactly. Look who they already target even without these laws: Tommy Robinson, Robert Spencer, …

      This is just to make their harassment “legal”.

    • bob e

      always on the money, Nightmouse ..

  • robins111

    This sounds a lot like the youtube video causing Benghazi.

  • Brett_McS

    Because May and her ilk are such cowards. They won’t face the truth, so … ban the truth.

  • bob e

    This would be a crippling blow. Obama tried to do it with net neutrality. but Trump undid the disaster.

  • Jabberwokk

    /pol/ in all their awfulness and all their glory has done more to fight terror than all the western governments in the world combined excluding Poland and Hungary.