You can now get arrested in Britain and face four years in jail for quoting Churchill. True story. Paul Weston faces 2 years in jail for standing in a town square and quoting this, from Churchill’s 1899 book River War, no less:
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. … The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
'Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. … But the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.
Quite apart from Islam not being a race at all, but a religion, are the censors in the newly politically puritan UK – once the home of free speech – now going to begin burning books as well as arresting speakers?
Modern Britain is a strange place, as the strange but parallel case of Anjem Choudary also suggests.