UK Takes Aim At Technology After Latest Muslim Terror Attack

Chris Menahan
Mar. 27, 2017

Technology must be undermined in order to protect Brits from Muslims waging jihad, so says the UK's female home secretary Amber Rudd.

From RT:
Following the London terrorist attack, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has demanded that intelligence agencies be given access to WhatsApp messages, warning it is "completely unacceptable" to let terrorists benefit from end-to-end encryption.

"That is my view -- it is completely unacceptable, there should be no place for terrorists to hide. We need to make sure organizations like Whatsapp, and there are plenty of others like that, don't provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other," Rudd told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.

"It used to be that people would steam-open envelopes or just listen in on phones when they wanted to find out what people were doing, legally, through warranty," she added.

Her statement comes on the heels of the deadly attack in London last week, when Khalid Masood, said to be a Muslim convert inspired by terrorist propaganda, rammed a rented car into dozens of pedestrians before stabbing a police officer to death at the gates of the British Parliament.

The home secretary also argued that Britain's intelligence services must have "the ability to get into situations like encrypted WhatsApp," referring to media reports mentioning Masood's appearance on WhatsApp just minutes before the attack.

The phone in contact with Masood has been linked to a flat located above a curry house in Hagley Road, Birmingham, according to the Daily Mail. Hours after the attack, police arrested two suspects, a woman, 21, and a man, 23, on suspicion of involvement in the attack. In total, eleven people were arrested after the attack, but eight were later released without charge.

Rudd also insisted that social media platforms should begin taking more responsibility for removing extremism-related content, adding that she has a "fairly long list" of tech companies for a meeting on the issue this week.
Last year, Rudd urged parents to report homophobic, racist and religious bullying to the police in order to "stamp out" hate crime.

As The Independent reported:
Amber Rudd says that Britain is a proud and diverse society and warn that hate crime has "no place in a 21st Century Great Britain that works for everyone".
Indeed -- unless the hatred is directed towards British people and Christians -- then it's just fine.

Rather than implement a sensible immigration policy to keep people like Masood out of Britain, the UK must be transformed into a totalitarian police state to (hopefully) keep said Muslims from killing people.

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