Time The UK Stopped Being So Lily Livered!
I cannot believe that a man draped in an ISIS flag, with his young daughter on his shoulders waving one, was NOT arrested yesterday as he paraded in front of the house´s of parliament in London.
According to the news report, police who stopped and spoke to the man didn´t think he was breaking the law, and let him go.
FFS, when is the UK going to stop being so lily livered with these terrorists and their supporters. It seems quite obvious to me that this man was acting in such a way that he clearly was outside the law, and should have been arrested on the spot.
Here´s a link to the news piece. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/dad-toddler-parade-isis-flags-085025687.html#PoLC1To
At the bottom of the article I read this. “Wearing, carrying or displaying of an emblem or flag, by itself, is not an offence unless; the way in which, or the circumstance in which, the emblem is worn, carried or displayed is such as to cause reasonable suspicion that the person is a supporter or member of a proscribed organisation .”
As I didn´t understand what a proscribed organisation actually is, I looked it up and found this piece.
Unless I am missing something, then this man was indeed breaking the law, and should have been detained on the spot.
I´m sure I recently saw somewhere on the news that Britain is once again on highest or close to highest alert for terrorism, which makes it even more unbelievable that the 2 officers who stopped this man came to the conclusion that all they could do was have a chat with him and let him go.
Even if that was not the case, wouldn´t you think that the recent massacre in Tunisia would have been enough to get this man and his evil off the streets? It beggars belief that he was let go don´t you think?
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