A future Labour Government is committed to outlaw the scourge of Islamophobia by changing the law and making it an aggravated crime, according to the Party’s Leader Ed Miliband. “We are going to make it an aggravated crime. We are going to make sure it is marked on people’s records with the police to make sure they root out Islamophobia as a hate crime,” Miliband told the Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi in a wide ranging exclusive interview.Something like this should make a person permanently ineligible for any government office. But that he thinks that it's OK to say this means there are enough people in England who support such an idea. That is a scary thought. I wouls go further and say that for Labour to not immediately oust this fellow, means that they too are unsuited for leadership of any kind. And don't believe that such nonsense can't be done in the US. There are simply more legal hurdles to get over. But don't think there is not a long game to criminalize and felonize (aggravated) speech that certain people dislike.
Labour Party Manifesto pledged to take a “zero-tolerance approach to hate crime” regarding the growth of Islamophobia as well as anti-Semitism. “We will challenge prejudice before it grows, whether in schools, universities or on social media. And we will strengthen the law on disability, homophobic, and transphobic hate crime,” it said.Translation: We will tell you what to think. We will tell you what to like and if you don't comply we will jail you. Personally, I think this is something to riot about.