Blair Cottrell

Australian Muslim protestors have free speech but non-Muslim protestors do not

Muslim protest in Australia

In the West, there have been various cases of outspoken critics of the ideology and political system of Islam being dragged through the court. Politician Geert Wilders in The Netherlands and Rebel Media’s Ezra Levant are two well-known cases that spring to mind but taking people to court for so-called religious vilification or so-called hate speech has also become a serious issue inside countries like Germany, Britain and France. It is always the so-called religion of peace that is being protected by these anti-free speech laws and now it is happening to our nearest next door neighbour Australia.

It is no longer safe for an individual or a group inside Australia to criticise Islam which surely must be the most thin skinned, quick to take offence religion/political system on the planet given the number of court cases that have been brought against people for speaking out about it. It is a serious threat to our liberty and New Zealand will be next if liberal Australia is already dragging non-Muslim protestors through the courts for a peaceful demonstration against a mosque being built, while turning a blind eye to demonstrations by Muslim protestors that call for the deaths of those who criticise or make fun of Islam.

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Freedom of Speech Under attack: In Australia it is now an offence to mock Islam

Before we look at what Australian activist Blair Cottrell did let’s have a look at some of our New Zealand activists and the offensive things they have done while pushing their agenda. The first one that springs to mind is the assault with a dildo on a New Zealand politician.  The dildo was offensive and it was used to hit a politician. In contrast, Blair Cottrell did not physically assault anybody. Another New Zealand example is 50 activists who blocked a bank using sacks of coal and forced it to close down for the day preventing customers from doing their banking. Blair Cottrell did not close down the council building he was protesting in front of and he did not prevent anyone from entering the council building. Finally, do you remember the effigy of John Key that was burnt on a bonfire while people chanted “[email protected]#k John Key”?  No one was charged with a criminal act when that was done. People called it freedom of speech and it was, whether we find it offensive or not.

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