JK Rowling dares police to arrest her for 'misgendering' after Scottish hate crime law takes effect

JK Rowling dared Scotland police to arrest her for misgendering transgender people following the enactment of a new hate crime law Monday.

"Freedom of speech and belief are at an end in Scotland if the accurate description of biological sex is deemed criminal," she said on X Monday.

"I’m currently out of the country, but if what I’ve written here qualifies as an offense under the terms of the new act, I look forward to being arrested when I return to the birthplace of the Scottish Enlightenment."

Scotland’s community safety minister Siobhian Brown then stated to the Telegraph that Rowling's post could be reported to the police.

"Whether or not the police would think it was criminal is up to Police Scotland for that," she said.

Rowling continued to slam the Hate Crime and Public Order Act which "bans hatred on the basis of age, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation and transgender identity," per New York Post.

She listed a slew of biological male sexual predators in Scotland who had transitioned to female, sarcastically applauding the country as an April Fools Joke for accommodating them and securing their rights unlike their victims

"In passing the Scottish Hate Crime Act, Scottish lawmakers seem to have placed higher value on the feelings of men performing their idea of femaleness, however misogynistically or opportunistically, than on the rights and freedoms of actual women and girls," she stated in the post.

"The new legislation is wide open to abuse by activists who wish to silence those of us speaking out about the dangers of eliminating women’s and girls’ single-sex spaces, the nonsense made of crime data if violent and sexual assaults committed by men are recorded as female crimes, the grotesque unfairness of allowing males to compete in female sports, the injustice of women’s jobs, honors and opportunities being taken by trans-identified men and the reality of immutability of biological sex."

Although Rowling was born in England, she has lived in Scotland for most of her life. While Scotland is part of the UK, it has its own laws and police.

Jim Sillars, the former deputy leader of the Scottish National Party, was in agreement with Rowling. He had launched a campaign to "resist the Hate Crime Act and campaign for its repeal."

He said it “inflicts a deep wound on the face of Scottish society" in a statement. "Today on their own admission, Police Scotland will translate itself from a service into a force for one particular purpose — the pursuit of people who speak their minds.

"How has Scotland, the seat of the Enlightenment, come to this?"

Lois McLatchie Miller, Scottish spokesperson for ADF UK, provided an exclusive comment to Human Events, highlighting that under the new law, it will be "increasingly difficult to hold important conversations about topics like marriage and gender" over fears that it would be interpreted as hate speech.

"A lack of clarity in the vague legislation makes it uncertain as to which expressions of, for example, gender critical belief, might meet the threshold for criminality," she said.

"In other parts of the world where similar hate speech laws have been implemented, citizens have faced prosecution even for peaceful tweets. In Finland, a parliamentarian and grandmother has faced years of criminal trial simply for tweeting a Bible verse and questioning her Church's sponsorship of the pride parade. In Mexico, two politicians have been convicted of 'gender based political violence' for expressing a view on the biological reality of women. There's no reason why we won't see similar prosecutions under Scotland's law.

"Only recently, Police Scotland announced they would cease investigating over 25,000 crimes per year, including some instances of theft, in order to free up resources. Yet we are also told that every single reported incident of ‘hate’ under this new law will be investigated.

"The Scottish establishment are laser-focused on criminalizing any blasphemy against the dominant ‘woke’ orthodoxy of the day, stoking intolerance against those who hold minority Christian or feminist beliefs, or even artists or comedians who fall outside of the accepted parameters of the state. The result will be a culture of censorship, with families afraid to have conversations even within their own homes, where the law still applies; and a police force chasing after reports of ‘he said, she said’ when it comes to ‘offensive’ language."

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