Trump-hating Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan issued an ultimatum to American tech companies, warning them that he won’t be doing business with them unless they censor conservative “hate speech.” However, as soon as he gave his tyrannical orders, his plan backfired in the most brilliant way.
As London’s first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan is going down in the history books for fundamentally changing the European capital like never before. Unfortunately, his leftist, pro-Islamic policies are slowly transforming the once progressive metropolis into an oppressive, crime-ridden Sharia regime like the one from which his Sunni family emigrated before making their impact on Britain.
Disturbingly, it’s only taken Khan two years to become comfortable enough to openly advocate for Sharia blasphemy laws by wielding government authorities to strong-arm his critics into silence, biasedly punishing speech and thought crimes that dissent from his leftist views. However, once he tried to invoke the same oppressive political dominion in the U.S. this week, he discovered that we have this minor inconvenience called “The U.S. Constitution” that prevents despots like himself from exercising such suppression.
On March 12, London’s Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan gave an ultimatum to U.S. technology giants like Facebook and Twitter that they had better censor “hate speech” (i.e. conservative expression) or else he might reconsider working with them. According to Breitbart, Khan went on to cite German hate speech laws, which oppress speech deemed offensive to liberal groups and the government, demanding that the tech companies implement the same policies.
“We have evolving economies, which means we should have evolving regulations,” Khan said. “For too long politicians and policymakers have allowed this revolution to take place around us and we’ve had our heads in the sand,” he added.
“Germany is an example of where the German government said, ‘Enough. Unless you take down hate messages, unless you take down fake news, we will fine you,’” he continued. “I want to work with the tech companies, but you have to be responsible,” he added.
Before patting himself on the back for tyrannically demanding censorship of American human rights, the British mayor reiterated his disdain for President Donald Trump, alleging that the U.S. leader’s free speech has directly endangered his life.
It was then that Khan’s Twitter feed, the one he demanded to be protected from criticism, was flooded with comments not only reminding him that Americans have the First Amendment freedom of speech but also pointing out that London’s crime rate has skyrocketed since he began implementing these policies. In fact, almost every post on Khan’s Twitter account has been overtaken by individuals criticizing his hypocrisy and embarrassing mayoral record.
We have something called the constitution that insures our right to free speech whether it is people who speak “hate speech” or something else, that speech is protected. You should consider working on decreasing the violent crime in your own country and the “no-go” zones yes?
— Jimbob Fisker (@Old_Ag_91) March 12, 2018
Works for everyone except those of whom you disagree. Silencing your opposition is both evil and cowardly, you little tyrant.
— CV Berton (@CVBerton) March 12, 2018
— Major Easy (@majeasy) March 12, 2018
When are you going to do something about the knife crime epidemic? 19 dead this year and it's only March!
— Dave Thompson (@dave_w_thompson) March 12, 2018
While liberal-run tech giants like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google have already been exposed for censoring conservative content, Khan has demanded that they take their suppression even further or face massive fines and stiff regulation by global entities, according to Fox News.
“What we need to see is a stronger duty of care so that social media platforms can live up to their promise to be places that connect, unify and democratize the sharing of information—and places where everyone feels welcome and valued,” Khan, who is London’s first Muslim mayor, will say.
“With the skills and resources these companies have at their disposal, I believe it’s possible to go further and faster,” Khan says.
Khan will also mention London’s “online hate crime hub,” apparently the first of its kind in Europe, to combat hate speech and the country’s efforts to increase gender equality in the white, male-dominated tech sector.
Many were quick to point out that while Khan is so focused on cracking down on speech that he deems offensive, actual crime in his city is at a record high. Since his election, terror attacks, homicide, gun crime, knife crime, rape, burglary, and even “hate crimes” have skyrocketed.
From the years 2015/16 to 2016/17, homicides in London rose by 27.1 per cent. Youth homicide jumped 70 per cent. Serious youth violence was up 19 per cent. Robbery was up 33.4 per cent, while home burglaries rose by 18.7 per cent.
Theft went up by over 10,000 incidents in a year, up 33.9 per cent, and there were more than 4,000 additional knife crime incidents under Khan than under his predecessor, a rise of 31.3 per cent.
Rape in the capital rose by 18.3 per cent, while there were 2,551 incidents of gun crime, representing a rise of 16.3 per cent on the previous year.
What Khan’s suggesting isn’t only dangerous to our freedoms, it’s a threat to our culture, governance, and livelihood. As the only nation in the world with such freedom of speech, America is the leader in equality, prosperity, and liberty, despite the alleged grievances from the left. In fact, the very reality that liberals can complain and campaign about such grievances is because of the First Amendment.