Note: This video was posted previously. Since then Ms. Hopkins has sent the prepared text, so the video is being embedded again to accompany it. The text for the intervention is at the bottom of this post.
2018 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Thursday, 20 September 2018
Working Session 17: Combating racism, xenophobia, intolerance and discrimination
Intervention read by Katie Hopkins, representing Hopkins World
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:
Below is the prepared text for Ms. Hopkins’ intervention:
The United Kingdom is in crisis regarding racism, xenophobia and intolerance.
Not because of Brexit, (though according to our liberal press all Brexiteers are racist xenophobes who have to be introduced to their own reflection in the mirror. The kind of people who have to be taught to use Velcro). I am a Brexiteer.
Not because the stats on hate crime are rising rapidly — and of course they are. In 2016, 3,300 people were detained for posting offensive messages online. Last year, British police arrested 9 people a day for hate speech online.
In the United Kingdom, hurty words have become a policing priority. In London — where more than 100 kids have been stabbed to death since the start of the year, our Muslim mayor allocated 1.7 million pounds a specialist online hate squad to police words. Knives are doing more damage.
Our crisis in the U.K. is when you define ANYTHING other than APPROVED THOUGHT as racist, xenophobic, or intolerant — good people of the U.K. dare not share an opinion for fear of prosecution. We have become intolerant of opposite opinions or alternative views.
In fact, just last week a police force in the U.K. in South Yorkshire urged people to report insults which make them feel bad even if they are not crimes. Under the slogan ‘Hate Hurts’, Police have called upon members of the public to report incidents that made them feel hurt.
Hurt is an emotion.
In the U.K. in 2018 we are policing emotion. What next — prosecution for feeling proud?
And it doesn’t take too much searching in our recent history to show what happens to those who dare to challenge the system, the police, or the Establishment.
For the crime of standing in the street repeating information already in the public domain, Tommy Robinson was tried and convicted in just five hours, sentenced to thirteen months in jail. The British state is intolerant of speech regarding majority Pakistani Muslim rape squads in the U.K.
Our British daughters (and victims of these grooming gangs) were called white trash, but it according to the accepted definition, racism only happens when white people do it.
The Lord Chief Justice himself, that Tommy Robinson was improperly tried, improperly convicted, improperly sentenced and improperly treated in prison.
Even as we sit here, Marine Le Pen has been ordered by a judge in France to undergo psychiatric testing for tweets criticising ISIS to see if her mental health could be a risk to the public.
They want to label her as a mad woman for criticising Islamic terrorists. She could face three years in jail, for highlighting the cruelty and terrorism of ISIS.
The French state is tolerant of terrorists. But not their critics. What madness is this?
We are headed to a very dark place indeed.
Imprisoned for speaking in the street, sectioned for criticising terrorists, arrested for hurty words online, policing emotion.
It seems to me that many of those who preach tolerance have become the most intolerant of all.
I recommend the United Kingdom stop imprisoning those who criticise majority Pakistani rape gangs, France stop trying to section those who criticise Islamist terrorists, and America stand strong for your First Amendment rights.
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