The fact of the matter is threatening Jihad is not free speech - it's a death threat. For anyone to stand up in a public area issuing death threats is an assault on innocent people's ears and social well being. However, one of the two suspects, Michael Adebolajo, among others, have repeatedly done this in Britain for years, to the distress and discomfort of others. People don't want to hear that when they go out. It's hardly a soothing saxophone or a tuneful trumpet by a street musician. It's certainly not Shakespeare in the park.
Rigby's mom Lyn and stepfather Ian
Free speech is the right to peacefully dissent and disagree with others' points of view. However, it is not a right to threaten then practice murder. The law in the West has always been clear on this matter to those who study and observe it, but political correctness is killing innocent people.
Protests in Britain (2009)
Semantics and political correctness may preserve feelings in attempts at creating a homogeneous society, but it can costs lives. How homogeneous is it when some are screaming for the beheading of others and trying to carry it out, all over a difference in opinion.
In trying not to come across as racist, bigoted or intolerant, too many concessions are being made. There should be no gray areas where the law is concerned. It must be uniform for everyone.
The Judiciary Report is for free speech, but not threats of violence and murder, wrongly camouflaged as the right to speak one's mind.
The Judiciary Report would like to discourage others from engaging in violence, as it only begets more violence and is simply wrong. People should not give into stereotyping and hatred towards any group based on religion, race, nationality or sex, due to the conduct of select people, such as the Woolwich murderers. However, government must take a proactive approach to rein in hate speech promoting Jihad.
Woolwich attack: New bid to muzzle the preachers of hate
11:09PM BST 25 May 2013 - A high-level task force is to be set up in a fresh attempt to muzzle Islamist clerics who radicalise young men through extremist preaching. Woolwich attack: Britain will never give in to terrorism, says David Cameron. The Prime Minister is determined to challenge the poisonous narrative of extremist clerics.
David Cameron has ordered the setting up of the new body in the wake of last week's killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in the street in Woolwich, South London. Made up of senior ministers, police officers, security officials and moderate leaders, the new committee will study a range of options, according to reports.
These include banning extremist clerics from being given public platforms to incite students, prisoners and other followers – and forcing mosque leaders to answer for so-called "preachers of hate." It was being made clear in Whitehall that the launch of TERFOR (the Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Task Force) should be seen as an overhaul of the government's counter-terrorism strategy in the wake of Drummer Rigby's murder.
A senior Whitehall source said: "The Prime Minister is determined to challenge the poisonous narrative of extremist clerics and confront religious leaders who promote violence. We are looking at the range of powers and current methods of dealing with extremism at its root, as opposed to just tackling criminal violent extremism.
"We will look at ways of disrupting individuals who may be influential in fostering extremism. We cannot allow a situation to continue where extremist clerics go around this country inciting young people to commit terrorist acts. ‘We will do everything we can to stop it."...