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Ed Miliband Says He Will Make "Islamophobia" Illegal if PM; Douglas Murray Volunteers to Break the Law
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April 27, 2015, 10:42 AM
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Believe it or not, this is the head of the UK Labour Party, not a screenshot from the movie "They Live"

Ed Miliband , who may or may not be some kind of a reptilian mutant,  says in an interview with the "Muslim Times" that a Labour government will go the full Orwell if he is elected.

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.

“We are going to change the law on this so we make it absolutely clear of our abhorrence of hate crime and Islamophobia. It will be the first time that the police will record Islamophobic attacks right across the country,” he said.

[Labour would outlaw Islamophobia, says Miliband in an exclusive interviewby Hamed Chapman, Muslim Times, April 24, 2015]

Not sure how reputable the "Muslim Times" is, but considering the record of Labour, it certainly seems believable.   And the rest of the press seems to be taking it seriously.

Douglas Murray writes,

I hate to grandstand, but I suppose I should point out that if Ed Miliband were to become Prime Minister and were to decide to make what people call ‘Islamophobia’ illegal then I’m very happy to test the law straight away. Indeed I will immediately put on a gathering of academics, writers, Quranic-scholars and philosophers – Muslim and non-Muslim – to discuss Islam. It is possible that some of those gathered may disagree with the foundational claims of Islam. I, for instance, may repeat my belief – not being a Muslim – that it is highly unlikely that the Quran was ‘dictated’ by God. This is not only my belief. It is also the belief of Sikhs, Hindus, Jews, Christians (some Anglican priests excepted), atheists and ex-Muslims, to name only a few minority groups. And so the problem Prime Minister Ed will find is that:

a) What I am saying is true. b) The ‘Islamophobia’ industry will continue to describe this truth as ‘Islamophobia’. c) Ed will have made ‘Islamophobia’ illegal. d) Ed will have made the truth illegal.

This will be a problem, won’t it?

[If Ed Milibrand makes 'Islamophobia' illegal, I volunteer to test the new law immediately, The Spectator, April 27, 2015]