I get the first part but you lost me at “Far-Right propaganda”

I am confused and concerned. As confused and concerned as a little girl at a rainbow, fairy and unicorn party who was just told that this is a unicorn.

Because of the increased terrorist threat in Europe, I understand why the government of the UK wants to create new laws in order to help them catch and punish jihadists before they commit their acts of terror. It makes sense to hunt for them online as very few people have a legitimate reason for viewing sites listing and supplying bomb-making materials and tutorials on how to make an explosive device. If people regularly view ISIS propaganda videos it is a pretty good indication that they could be a problem in the making. What I don’t understand is why their new laws will also apply to anyone viewing what they mystifyingly label “Far Right Propaganda.” I wasn’t aware that there is currently a problem with Trump supporters blowing up British citizens.( *Sarcasm)

People in the United Kingdom could face up to fifteen years in prison for repeatedly viewing “far-right propaganda” or “terrorist material” online, according to a report.

There is a HUGE difference between viewing the political opinions of men like the NZ National Front below and ISIS terror recruitment sites. Groups who share the views of the NZ National Front below are small and while occasionally vocal are not known for violence or terror attacks. They don’t post horrific videos showing beheadings and people being burned alive. They are not part of a worldwide organisation with an ideology dedicated to destroying democracy and slaughtering non-believers. They are not highly resourced with billions of dollars of funding from a wealthy country behind them. In short, they are nothing but a flea while ISIS is the whole mad dog. It makes no sense for the UK to waste time and resources targeting people who share their views unless their real target is conservatives who are critical of Islam.

According to the Guardian, “A new maximum penalty of 15 years’ imprisonment will also apply to terrorists who publish information about members of the armed forces, police and intelligence services for the purposes of preparing acts of terrorism,” while the “tightening of the law around viewing terrorist material is part of a review of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy following the increasing frequency of terrorist attacks in Britain this year.”

Users who view the forbidden content only once by mistake, or out of curiosity, will not be charged, and it is reported that there will also be protections for journalists, academics, and “others who may have a legitimate reason to view such material.”

“I want to make sure those who view despicable terrorist content online, including jihadi websites, far-right propaganda and bomb-making instructions, face the full force of the law,” declared British Home Secretary Amber Rudd. “There is currently a gap in the law around material [that] is viewed or streamed from the internet without being permanently downloaded.”

[…] Both Rudd and Prime Minister Theresa May have frequently expressed interest in cracking down on the Internet and implementing censorship.



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