U.K. man arrested for making a tweet that some poeple say is offensive

My concern here is not about whether or not the tweet is offensive, as that is a matter of opinion.

My concern is that he was arrested even though the tweet did not contain any threats of violence. The fact that someone could be arrested for this non-violent tweet is absolutely horrible.

http://time.com/4271687/brussels-tweet-arrest-london-mealy-mouthed/

The Guy Behind the Viral ‘Mealy Mouthed’ Tweet Has Been Arrested in London

The allegedly anti-Muslim tweet spawned a wave of parodies

March 25, 2016

A British man who posted an allegedly anti-Muslim message on Twitter following Tuesday’s terror attacks in Brussels has been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred.

Matthew Doyle was apprehended by police on Wednesday in the south London suburb of Croydon, the BBC reported. He subsequently “expressed concerns for his health” and was taken to a nearby hospital, according to authorities.

Doyle’s tweet, which has since been deleted, read: “I confronted a Muslim woman yesterday in Croydon. I asked her to explain Brussels. She said ‘Nothing to do with me’. A mealy mouthed reply.”

Tuesday’s attacks, which targeted Brussels Airport and a major subway station, claimed at least 31 lives and injured more than 100 others.

The tweet went viral and prompted several parodies on a variety of topics, ranging from Bono to muesli.

I confronted an Irish women yesterday in Camden. I asked her to explain Bono. She said “Nothing to do with me”. A mealy mouthed reply.

— Rob Manuel (@robmanuel) March 23, 2016

I confronted a man who was eating a bowl of muesli yesterday in Croydon. He said “mmfflfffmufflrgh”. A mealy mouthed reply.

— Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) March 23, 2016

I confronted Shaggy yesterday in Croydon. Asked him to explain creeping with the girl next door. He said “wasn’t me”. A mealy mouthed reply.

— Zan Phee (@zanPHEE) March 23, 2016

@MatthewDoyle31 I confronted Pingu yesterday in Croydon. I asked him to explain climate change. He said “MEEP MEEP”. A mealy mouthed reply.

— Joe Slack (@WhyHeeeyImJoe) March 23, 2016

I confronted a dog today & asked him about that time when I was 4 and a dog bit me. “woof” he said. A mealy mouthed reply.

— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) March 23, 2016

Doyle’s account, meanwhile, continued to tweet apparently racist messages and even retweeted a lot of the parodies insulting him.

Who cares if I insulted some towelhead ?? Really.

— Matthew P Doyle (@MatthewDoyle31) March 23, 2016

Holy Fuck ! The Towel head in my local kebab shop speaks no English? Has no NI number and was on his mobile to Syria #help

— Matthew P Doyle (@MatthewDoyle31) March 23, 2016

The 46-year-old public relations executive told the Telegraph on Wednesday that Twitter’s 140-character limit made the encounter sound far more confrontational than it was. He also said his controversial tweets were meant as a joke.

“That’s absolutely not who I am,” he said. “I’m not some far-right merchant, I’m not a mouthpiece for any kind of racism or radicalism.”

However, he did add that he feels Muslims are not being vocal enough in denouncing terrorism.

“The horror that happened in Brussels could happen here,” he added, “and you’re naive if you think London isn’t on some terror shortlist.”

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March 25, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Islamization, Police state, Political correctness, Politics, Religion.

2 Comments

  1. poetopoet replied:

    The UK is gone, good, for what they did in time as the terrorists of world.

  2. HMichael Hawkins replied:

    This disgusting action by the British Government is symptomatic of the Political Correctness which afflicts most of the Western World. Here in the USA we claim “Freedom of Speech” based on the Constitution, but in reality Political Correctness trumps (the Verb “to trump”….not the Noun “Donald!”) the Constitution. Look at what is happening on many college campuses for examples of this idiocy.

    Nevertheless, Britain, and all of Europe, is currently in the grip of the unintended consequences of their Political Correctness insanity. Some people have even been arrested for “Thought Crimes”…..how they knew what someone was thinking continues to escape me. Canada is just as terrible as many European Nations. The USA is quickly moving in that direction. Say what you really think about moo oo slums or Negroes or Hispanics or Jews, or Christians, or Buddhists and see what happens. Apparently it’s OK to denigrate Caucasian males. But any segment of our society which claims minority status — even women who make up a majority of our population claim to be minorities — can literally get away with murder.

    One of the sad, but funny, facts to come forword from the bombings in Brussels is, the Police are not allowed to conduct raids from 2100 to 0600 daily. What a great time of the day for the Terrorists to conduct their evil.

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