As unfortunate as Major's alleged comments are, the reactions of some social media users to her arrest are almost as, if not equally, disturbing. Indeed, many commenters gleefully reveled in the imprisonment of a woman for exercising her right to free speech, although some bravely spoke out on behalf of her being able to express her beliefs. As RT reports:
“A majority of Facebook users commenting on the announcement welcomed the move to curb ‘intolerance.'
‘Thank you TVP! Fantastic justice for those having to deal with this stuff right now,' wrote one user.
‘Very proud of the Thames Valley police, we need to challenge intolerance wherever it comes from,' another said.
Other Facebook users criticized the arrest, accusing the police of wasting money and suppressing freedom of speech.
‘Whilst I agree posting opinions on Facebook leaves you open to criticism, isn’t she entitled to her own opinion as she is her own religion?? Complete waste of police time and obviously the do gooders in Bicester have far to[o] much time on there hands [sic],' one user said.
‘Ive reported Thames valley police to Facebook for racist comment towards British people. Sick and disgusted by them. Shame I lost faith in the police these days [sic],' another wrote.”
Apparently, Major's rights end where the Thames Valley PD's feelings begin.
Blinks of Bicester: foaming racists welcome. #ParisAttacks pic.twitter.com/53mlHUk0n4
— SLATEDL (@SLATEDL) November 15, 2015
That’s not ok she should be able to services whomever she wants
As a business owner, I feel she has the right to refuse anyone! This whole article is pure b******t!
They should’ve even been there to begin with! Why do other countries have to put up with these fuckers? Send them home, it’s their country! Make it better for yourselves, and leave other countries alone!
What happened to we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone?
Just cut their fucking heads off they would have been happy
She can do anything she wants if she owns the shop, I’d sue their$#%&!@*off
You go girl Your business