Last week, on Wednesday night, Matthew Doyle, 46, was arrested in Croydon on suspicion of inciting racial hatred via social media.
London man was arrested after posting a tweet.
The tweet read: “I confronted a Muslim woman yesterday in Croydon. I asked her to explain Brussels. She said ‘Nothing to do with me’. A mealy mouthed reply.”
The tweet is puzzling, but the arrest of Mr. Doyle is puzzling at a double rate. Does this arrest indicate that the same sayings meant skepticism or critical perception or only talking nonsense are under criminal prosecution in Britain? Has the situation been escalated in the UK to such an extent that the usual stupidity causes such a reaction of the authorities?
Police would not confirm whether the arrest relates to the tweet which went viral or to other statements on social media posted by the same user.
Later, said Mr Doyle had been taken to hospital “as a precaution”, after he “expressed concerns for his health”.