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Lauren Southern Banned from the U.K.

Posted on | March 12, 2018 | 1 Comment


Lauren Southern, a Canadian who became famous for challenging feminists in 2015, has been banned from Great Britain. She was detained by British immigration officials at the tunnel underneath the English Channel and prohibited from entering under an anti-terrorism provision, accused of “racism.” The argument apparently used to justify this prohibition was not that Southern posed any actual terrorist threat, nor that she has actually expressed any racist views, but rather because she has associated with others accused of racism.

This is a disturbing trend. Five years ago, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer were banned from the U.K. because apparently it is deemed “racist” to tell the truth about radical Islamic terrorism.

There was a famous British writer who warned about the Thought Police, but I suppose George Orwell would be banned from England now.

By the way, my friend Pete Da Tech Guy informs us that Anni Cyrus, an Iranian-born critic of Sharia Law, will speak Friday in Worcester, Mass. She would probably be banned from Britain, too.

UPDATE: Thanks to the commenter who pointed out the Conservative Treehouse post linking to a story at Gateway Pundit:

Austrian activist Martin Sellner of Génération Identitaire and his girlfriend, American author and YouTuber Brittany Pettibone, have been detained by airport police in England for nearly three days.
Nobody from the US State Department or embassy contacted Pettibone’s family.
Sellner was on his way to give a speech that authorities say would cause “tension among local communities and possibly incite hatred.”

No one is more dangerous than those who insist on telling the truth in an age of lies, as Orwell himself said.