UK proposes jailing people for years for viewing ‘far-right propaganda’

UK proposes jailing people for years for viewing ‘far-right propaganda’

[Ed. – “Viewing” it — which could include research done to identify and discredit genuinely objectionable groups.  As author Scott Greer says, Americans still have our First Amendment protections, and can’t be jailed for merely viewing extremist propaganda.  For now.]

The United Kingdom is responding to its severe terror threat with a proposal of lengthy jail sentences for anyone who views “terrorist content” online.

Specifically, sentences of 15 years in prison for such an offense.

But what might constitute terrorist content? According to British Home Secretary Amber Rudd, that concept includes “far-right propaganda.”

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“I 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,” Rudd said in a statement Tuesday. …

Pretty much after every terror attack in the UK, police show more zeal in arresting “Islamophobes” than they do for jihadis. After a British soldier was beheaded in broad daylight by radical Muslims In 2013, law enforcement arrested several people over Facebook posts criticizing Islam.

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