Sadiq Khan gives a speech

Sadiq Khan has a lot to say when free speech is used to criticise his religion or his performance as London Mayor. But then it comes to the leader of the free world’s visit to the UK, he changes his tune. 

In a tweet yesterday, the Mayor had this to say:

“If he comes to London, President Trump will experience an open and diverse city that has always chosen unity over division and hope over fear. He will also no doubt see that Londoners hold their liberal values of freedom of speech very dear.”

The UK government has wimped out of handing Trump an official state visit, instead inviting him for a “working” visit. And Khan’t isn’t happy.

Just weeks after the London Mayor visited Texas to call for online censorship and a ban on saying mean things about religion, he’s calling on people to protest. He wants to use “free speech” to send Trump a message.

It’s clear that the Left has a very one-sided and biased view of free speech. The dark forces of the Left are attempting to stifle criticism of belief systems and theology using the worryingly vague idea of “hate speech”.

But hate directed towards the elected President of the United States is seemingly fine. Some might argue that the likes of Khan and Owen Jones are inciting violence and unrest on the streets.

What has Trump done? He’s created jobs; he’s imposed the traditional border regulations and immigration laws that countries have taken for granted for centuries. He’s put his own citizens first.

Yes, he imposed a travel ban on certain countries, and they just so happen to be Muslim majority countries. But there are far more Muslim countries not on the banned list.

A Facebook group set up to organise mass protests already has more than 100,000 members. I just hope that decent, patriotic British people (you know, the people with jobs) turn up in support of Trump – if only to send a message to the Left that they don’t speak for this nation.

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