The first item in today’s letters is a communication from Anne Marie Waters. We publish it because some readers are already aware that the venue planned for AMW’s Leadership Campaign Launch was cancelled while others are not. The cancellation is allegedly due to our ‘friends’ from HnH threatening to ‘protest’. It is of course far easier to withdraw permission to use a venue than to prevent HnH from ‘interfering’.
Btw – so far AMW is the only leadership contestant who is making use of UKIP Daily. If the others disregard UKIP Daily, then that’s their problem, not ours. We would happily publish their submissions, but after our experience during the contests last year, when we had to beg the contestants repeatedly to please send us statements addressed to members/UKIP Daily readers, we’re now not prepared to go on a begging tour again. We and you will draw our own conclusions as to why they disregard us members.
“So here we are again. Free speech has again been prohibited and political opinion considered too great a threat. Once again, desperation to prevent negative discussion or description of Islam is the cause.
I found out this week that the venue due to host my leadership campaign launch next weekend has cancelled – having received contact from the police. There were concerns about my “views” and no doubt, police were happy to add to such concerns.
I AM UNPERTURBED AND A NEW VENUE HAS BEEN LOCATED. THE LAUNCH WILL STILL TAKE PLACE IN ROTHERHAM, 1 PM, ON SATURDAY 1ST JULY. PLEASE CONTACT PRESS@FORBRITAIN.UK WITH YOUR NAME AND MEMBERSHIP NUMBER. UKIP MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO BRING GUESTS TO THE EVENT.
Please come along if you can. We must recognise and stand up to this threat.
Freedom of speech is important because of political speech; it facilitates the democratic process by allowing a political candidate to express their views honestly, and allowing the voter to hear. It is the most fundamental element of democracy, and a freedom that must be defended.
Again and again we see how much the demands of the Islamic faith have affected free speech in Britain and throughout Europe. Book burnings, threats to authors and journalists, murder of cartoonists, politicians living with armed protection simply for what they say.
Do not be persuaded by the falsehood that this is a minor issue, or insignificant in the grand scheme of things. On the contrary, without our freedom to criticise political or religious ideas, we sacrifice the heart and soul of our nation, as well as our fundamental rights.
This intimidation has got to stop. We must be free to speak our minds and I will continue to fight for that cause. Our right to criticise ideas is non-negotiable, and I will stand for this principle without fear or compromise.
See you in Rotherham.
Anne Marie Waters”
The following letter comes from our reader Felicia Catto. It’s about the threat of a new gas attack in Syria:
In your pages your authors have often pointed out how our MSM are not reporting on events which do not fit the “narrative” the government and the establishment want us to accept. Suppression of news has the same effect as ‘fake news’: people are being lied to. More and more of us have become sensitive to this because we’ve informed ourselves on the tactics used by islamic states and muslims, one of which is called taqiyya, which is plain lying. The other is ‘kitman’ which is lying by leaving out vital, truthful information.
It struck me when reading today’s online papers and some blogs that Western politicians and MSM are doing just that as well. One item making the headlines was a speech by the US Ambassador to the UN who said that, should there be another poison gas attack in Syria, not just assad but Iran and Russia would be guilty and would have to bear the consequences. Could there be a better “invitation” for ISIS and the other ‘rebels’ to go ahead and do it again? After all, fake photos of injured babies and children work so well for the west, from that drowned little boy kicking of the flood of “refugees” into the EU to the Tomahawk attacks on Syria by Donald Trump.
Imagine my astonishment when I found a link to an article written by Seymour Hersh, the renowned investigative journalist, on that incident. Just as his previous article on the previous poison gas attack was not published in any US paper but appeared in the “Times Literary Supplement” in London, so his latest article was published in a German online paper! Here is the link – it’s in English.
This is how the MSM worldwide apply both taqiyya and kitman. This is how much our own culture, our stance on not lying, has already been undermined. Above all – this is how we are being manipulated to accept that WWIII with Russia is a good thing.
Respectfully, Felicia Catto