After any major terrorist attack, one can expect things to change.
This is exactly what is happening in England, but British police departments have started limiting their own citizens free speech rather than going after terrorists.
England’s Cheshire Police Department recently told its citizens not to say anything online that “may cause offence” after some of its citizens voiced their anger at radical Muslims.
“Although you may believe your message is acceptable, other people may take offence, and you could face a large fine or up to two years in prison if your message is deemed to have broken the law,” the Facebook post read.
“Whilst we are aware social media is a good platform for discussing issues, there can sometimes come a point that it is no longer a conversation and instead comments can be classed as a form of hate crime,” read the department’s response.
Not surprisingly, the post received a lot of negative comments.
“Cheshire Police would like to inform you that although they know of 3000 suspected extremists living in the UK currently under investigation including 650 known Jihadi’s that returned to the country after fighting with ISIS just be aware that they are monitoring Facebook 24 Hours a day, 7 Days a week in case anyone’s feelings get hurt,” read the top comment on the post.
“Unreal and yet one of the terrorists that killed in London was allowed to preach his extremist views and was allowed to walk free around our streets to kill innocent people!!!” read another top comment.
This is unbelievable. Let your citizens voice their frustration after 8 people were brutally killed and many more were injured. A little vented frustration can’t possibly hurt more than what took place.
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