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Scottish expat slams new ‘hate crime’ laws in powerful video – fears being arrested when he returns

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A Scottish expatriate living in Australia has written a powerful letter to police, public servants and politicans in his country of birth, raising his concerns about Scotland’s draconian new hate crime laws.

YouTuber I, Malcontent read his letter in a video released on Thursday titled “Scottish Hate Crime Law – The Demoralisation of a Once Great Nation”, which revealed that he fears arrest on his next visit due to his skin colour and political opinions.

“As a White man I am afraid that the most powerful politicians in Scotland, First Minister Humza Yousaf and Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar, are stirring up hatred of White people and are pushing laws that would have me arrested for simply having an opinion that is critical of them, or for making a joke should a single person take offence to the joke,” he said.

“I generally return to Scotland every 18 months or so and when I do visit home I make jokes with friends and we share our opinions on the state of the world. I make jokes about myself, about my friends, family, about politics, about racist politicians who hate White people, about straight people and gay people and trans people. I have opinions about all of these people.

“Will I be arrested should a single person find my conversations or social media comments to be offensive, or if I express criticism of Humza Yousaf?”

The Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act came into effect on April 1, introducing new offences for “threatening or abusive behaviour which is intended to stir up hatred based on prejudice towards characteristics including age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity and variations in sex characteristics”.

Under the bill, anyone found guilty of “stirring up hatred” against a protected group in a way that could be considered “threatening or abusive” could be punished by up to seven years in prison.

According to the Scottish Government the legislation is intended to “tackle the harm caused by hatred and prejudice” and “provide greater protection for victims and communities”, but critics argue it restricts freedom of speech and expression, and threatens women’s rights with its definition of “transgender identity”.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling said: “The re-definition of ‘woman’ to include every man who declares himself one has already had serious consequences for women’s and girls’ rights and safety in Scotland, with the strongest impact felt, as ever, by the most vulnerable, including female prisoners and rape survivors.”

She went on to describe 10 biological males who claim to be women as men, rapists and sex offenders among them, and dared police to arrest and jail her. Police Scotland later said they would not take action against Rowling, despite receiving complaints about her statements.

In his video I, Malcontent went on to criticise Mr Yousaf and Mr Sarwar for their previous anti-White statements, and their priviliged Pakistani family backgrounds and expensive private school educations.

“Yet despite claiming that the White majority is against them, they both managed to make it to Parliament,” he said.

“These two guys are the leaders of the two biggest political parties in Scotland, one of them is the First Minister, yet they claim the sustem is rigged against them? Any time they are criticised they say that it must be because of racism.”

He went on to give an example of how Mr Humza and his wife, both Muslims, tried to sue a nursery claiming it racially discriminated against them but were forced to drop their legal case when the owner vowed to fight them in court.

Mr Humza also caused controversy in 2020 with a speech complaining about White people in majority White Scotland holding too many position of power.

And since the controversial legislation came into effect Police Scotland have received more than 4,000 complaints, the majority relating to Mr Humza’s speech.

“A lot of those complaints were about Humza Yousaf, on the same complaint about his parliamentary rant,” a police source told the Sun.

“JK Rowling has had some, but not as many as Humza Yousaf.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson also said: “We have received a number of complaints in relation to a speech in the Scottish Parliament on June 10, 2020. Earlier complaints regarding this matter were assessed at the time and it was established no crime was committed and no further action was required.”

Read I, Malcontent’s full letter:

Dear Police Scotland, Scottish Government Employees, Scottish Politicians,

I am planning a trip to Scotland in the coming months to visit friends and family but am becoming increasingly concerned for my safety once I arrive in the country.

This concern doesn’t come from a fear of the bams, junkies and radges on the streets, but from a fear of laws that are being written and passed by politicians and senior bureaucrats which will be enforced without question by Police Scotland.

As a white man I am afraid that the most powerful politicians in Scotland, First Minister Humza Yousaf and Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar, are stirring up hatred of white people and are pushing laws that would have me arrested for simply having an opinion that is critical of them, or for making a joke should a single person take offence to the joke.

I direct you to comments made in the Scottish Parliament on 10 June 2020 by Humza Yousaf and Anas Sarwar. While I am disgusted by their comments I would not normally call for prosecution of those who hold these beliefs as I strongly believe in the right to freedom of speech and freedom of thought, however by their own standards it appears as if Humza Yousaf and Anas Sarwar are guilty of stirring up hatred.

I generally return to Scotland every 18 months or so and when I do visit home I make jokes with friends and we share our opinions on the state of the world. I make jokes about myself, about my friends, family, about politics, about racist politicians who hate white people, about straight people and gay people and trans people. I have opinions about all of these people.

Will I be arrested should a single person find my conversations or social media comments to be offensive, or if I express criticism of Humza Yousaf?

Police Scotland – I’ve always found you useless in my dealings with you when I lived and worked in Scotland. I understand at times your hands are tied but you must speak up about these ridiculous laws if you truly wish to perform a valuable function in society. Push back against your superiors.

Scottish Government Employees – Break this embracing of mediocrity and cowardice that seems to infect public servants like a virus. Yes I know that you just want to shuffle some papers, pay your mortgage, and write your own legacy as being stunning and brave for going along with the latest progressive cause. How about you show some actual bravery and reject this insanity. That can be your legacy.

Individual Politicians – Not one of you had the balls to point out that Scotland is predominantly white on the day that Humza and Anas guilt tripped the white majority for simply existing. You have failed your constituents. Grow a pair and speak out against vague laws that are completely subjective and likely to be used by disingenuous ideologues to silence their critics while they themselves break those same rules with impunity.

Thanks for your time. I look forward to your response particularly to my question.

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