“We would remind all social media users to think carefully about what they are saying before posting messages online. Although you may believe your message is acceptable, other people may take offence, and you could face a large fine or up to two years in prison if your message is deemed to have broken the law.” – Cheshire Police
The post quickly set off a firestorm of negative contents on Facebook:
“Cheshire Police would like to inform you that although they know of 3000 suspected extremists living in the UK currently under investigation including 650 known Jihadi’s [sic] that returned to the country after fighting with ISIS just be aware that they are monitoring Facebook 24 Hours a day, 7 Days a week in case anyone’s feelings get hurt.” – Facebook Post Comment
“We would like to remind Cheshire Police to be careful when posting on social media. Although you might feel your message is acceptable, others may take offence. Like, for instance, people who feel that your abject pandering to political correctness only goes to demonstrate that you are part of the problem instead of the solution.” – Facebook Post Comment
Believe it or not, this isn’t the first time British police took heat for trying to censor negative opinions on Islam. The Glasgow Police recently warned users to watch what they post on Social media or they may receive a visit from them:
Europe has done all it could possibly do to appease Islam. How is that working out for them?