It may surprise some Americans to know Britain doesn’t have the same free speech protections as the United States.
The UK has laws banning “hate preachers” and now many want to use those laws to keep Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from entering the country.
In fact a petition calling for the banning of Trump reached over 100,000 signatures and will now be considered for debate by the British parliament after comments Trump made Monday about halting immigration into the U.S. by Muslims temporarily and also for comments he made about the state of London’s Muslim communities.
“We have places in London and other places that are so radicalized that police are afraid for their own lives,” Trump said.
In response, London’s Mayor Boris Johnson called Trump’s comments “complete and utter nonsense,” according to the BBC.
Conservative Party candidate for Mayor Zac Goldsmith denounced Trump as “one of the most malignant figures in politics.”
Even the Prime Minister David Cameron joined in the chorus as he called the Republican presidential front-runner’s words “divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong.”
Sadly the UK has not been so quick to use it’s anti-hate preacher laws to go after the plethora of Muslim hate preachers the country if rife with.
Two of the most notorious hate preachers Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Rahman were arrested in August for recruiting members for the Islamic State and supporting the group on social media however the pair were released in September while awaiting trial, Express reported.
A far cry from a nationwide ban.
In November 2014 Jihad Watch posted a list of more than 15 people who spoke at British universities just that year and the hateful, and often anti-Semitic things they said.
Yet there’s a chance the British parliament might debate the merits of banning Donald trump who is about a zero percent risk to UK security.
Excellent use of resources.
Listen to Trump’s comments on London below.
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