WHAT a hateful place Scotland is becoming under the SNP government’s determination to enforce their transgender agenda. In today’s Scotland no one, and especially those who work to help to abused women, are safe from the transgender zealots.
Brodie’s Trust is a charity founded in 2018 to support women from all over the world who have suffered pregnancy loss through domestic violence or forced termination by directing victims to local services for help. Nicola Murray, founder and CEO of Brodie’s, has herself lost three babies due to domestic violence. She has now been visited by the police and interviewed on suspicion of having committed a ‘hate crime’.
The supposed ‘hate crime’? She had announced that the charity would no longer be referring rape victims to the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre (ERCC). ERCC is part of Rape Crisis Scotland, a body largely funded by the Scottish taxpayer, to the tune of £2.5million last year.
The CEO of ERCC is Mridul Wadhwa, man who claims to be a woman. As he is without a Gender Recognition Certificate his claim to be a woman is a matter of self-identification. The controversy surrounding his appointment in May last year has been reported in TCW Defending Freedom.
Wadhwa has stated that ‘bigoted’ victims of sexual violence who sought help from his organisation should expect to be ‘challenged on their prejudices’. Even if they had been raped, women had to surmount his ideological hurdles if they wished to be helped.
Following Wadhwa’s statements Murray and a colleague decided to revise the policy of Brodie’s Trust towards the ERCC. They were of the opinion that women who were victims of rape were not best served by being challenged about their ‘prejudices’ by a man wearing a woman’s dress.
Their posted message reads, ‘Due to deeply concerning comments made by the current CEO of ERCC we have taken the decision to no longer signpost to this service. We cannot in all conscience send vulnerable women to the service in its current state . . . We have no interest in our clients’ religion, sexuality nor political views . . . We are a women-only service run by women for women and will not be intimidated into changing our stance on this matter.’
This balanced statement was enough for Wadhwa, at one time an SNP parliamentary candidate, to leap into action and contact the police to report a ‘hate crime’. Under present guidelines, the police had no option but to make inquiries. When the detectives from Edinburgh arrived at Murray’s door in Stanley near Perth they told her, ‘We need to speak to you to ascertain what your thinking was behind making your statement.’ The thought police are alive and functioning in Sturgeon’s Scotland, and Nicola Murray was learning that you don’t reject the SNP/Green government’s pet projects.
Murray said that the only motive behind her statement was ‘protecting women and letting them know that when they come to us they have a woman-only space, and we won’t let anyone in who won’t maintain that.’
The police officers were apologetic about what they had to do. They told Murray, ‘Yeah, we just have to speak to you. You’ve not said anything hateful, there isn’t a crime here.’ After they warned her to be careful about what she posted online, Murray said, ‘It is insanity, isn’t it?’ The policemen said, ‘It is.’ They wished her well and they went on their way.
Police Scotland has said that it could not comply fully with the demands of the new Hate Crime Act next year, because officers were struggling at present to cope with a surge in reported offences caused by Twitter rows. This is largely due to an increase in reported transgender hate crimes. There has been a rise of 76 per cent in reported hate crimes concerning transgender issues compared with a rise of 6.1 per cent in all other hate crime reports.
In impeccable bureaucratic jargon a spokesperson for the Scottish government said, ‘Whilst the rise in hate crimes recorded by the police including a transgender identity aggravation may be attributed to a greater frequency of crimes occurring, it may also be attributed to an increased confidence in the reporting of instances of hate crime to the police – something that is to be encouraged.
‘However, these figures are a reminder to redouble our efforts to tackle hate and confront prejudice towards our LGBTI communities.’
This deliberately misses the point of what is happening in Scotland. We are not facing a sudden rise in transgender hate crimes, we ae not even facing a push for transgender rights, we are constantly being confronted by transgender demands that we conform to their agenda. Transgender activists are deliberately using the reporting of supposed hate crimes in an attempt to bludgeon anyone who might oppose their agenda into submission.
Mridul Wadhwa has admitted: ‘Since 2019, I have reported hate to the police more times than I can count. No charges, no convictions. All those things happened to me. There are witnesses and they suffered with me, my family, my friends and colleagues and others that matter to me.’
Countless reported hate crimes, all having to be investigated by police who don’t have time or resources to properly investigate real crimes, and all failing to result in any prosecution. But this is all right with Scotland’s SNP/Green government for whom transgender issues are paramount.