Philip K. Dick’s story “The Minority Report,” made into a movie in 2002 directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise, takes us to a nightmarish Washington, DC, in the year 2054, where police arrest people based on crimes that psychics say they’re going to commit in the future. That dystopia could come to Britain 35 years early if the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change gets its way. According to the Guardian, the Institute has recommended that “a new law allowing for hate groups to be designated and punished before they turn to violence is needed in order to tackle far-right extremists.”
“Before they turn to violence” — that is, even if there is no indication that they will ever be violent.
The Guardian notes that the authors of Narratives of Hate: The Spectrum of Far-Right Worldviews in the UK, the Tony Blair Institute report calling for this, “acknowledge that the issue of linking violent and nonviolent extremism is contentious and steps would need to be taken to protect free speech.”
That’s window dressing meant to deceive the public into complacency. There is no way to criminalize certain opinions while protecting the freedom of speech.
The Guardian continues: “The law…would designate hate groups as organisations that spread intolerance and antipathy towards people of a different race, religion, gender or nationality, the report said.”
The danger of this is that it is universally taken for granted among the political and media elites that honest analysis of how jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify their actions and make recruits among peaceful Muslims constitutes spreading “intolerance and antipathy towards people of a different race, religion, gender or nationality.” Such analysis is consistently lumped together with racist groups, as if race hatred were the same thing as opposition to jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others.
The report focuses on genuinely racist and hateful groups that people will be reluctant to defend, but that’s just the camel’s nose under the tent. According to the Guardian, “the recommendations and conclusions are based on analysis of the overlap between four ‘nonviolent’ far-right groups – Britain First, For Britain, the British National Party (BNP) and Generation Identity England – and the ideology of the terrorist Anders Breivik, who murdered 77 people in Norway in 2011.”
The “ideology of the terrorist Anders Breivik” is generally conflated with those who inspired him, according to media myth: critics of jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women and others. The fact that Breivik was hardly a counter-jihadi, and actually called for Europeans to ally with Hamas and al-Qaeda, is altogether forgotten, as it does not fit the narrative. So if the “ideology of the terrorist Anders Breivik” is actually criminalized, opposing jihad terror, mass Muslim migration into Europe, and the introduction of oppressive Sharia norms into the West will become a criminal act, even if the opponent of these things never calls for or condones any violence.
If the “ideology of the terrorist Anders Breivik” is going to be criminalized, will socialism and communism be outlawed also, since Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and others murdered tens of millions in their names? Of course not. This proposed new law is designed solely to muzzle those who call for resistance to jihad violence and Islamization. Those who speak out against this proposal will inevitably be stigmatized as “racists” and “Islamophobes,” vehemently suspected of themselves being part of this “far-right fringe.”
And so there is likely to be no opposition to the Tony Blair Institute’s recommendation, and so very soon, even the tiny and embattled groups that are trying to resist jihad terror and Islamization in Britain today will be shut down, without anyone daring to speak out for them. What will happen then? What will this new Britain of “The Minority Report” look like when the real 2054 comes around? Probably it will be much more nightmarish than anything Philip K. Dick ever imagined.
Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer
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