More on exactly why Lauren Southern was detained at Luton and subsequently banned from the UK has been released. Apparently Southern was passing out pamphlets proclaiming that "Allah is gay" and "Allah is trans." As a result, she has been banned for life from the United Kingdom. According to Southern herself, the Home Office of Britain charged her with "distributing racist leaflets in Luton town center." According to the UK Metro, the act was caught on video.
According to Southern, the whole thing was nothing more than a "social experiment" but given the fact that the UK has charged Scottish YouTuber "Count Dankula" with a hate crime for a YouTube video she apparently picked the wrong country to conduct such an experiment in. Lauren was detained and warned that continuation would result in potential arrest via a public order offense. Southern was detained at Calais then when she attempted re-entry to the UK March 13.
While in Calais, Southern was held under the Terrorism Act before being banned from all of Britain and the United Kingdom due to being "a threat to the fundamental interests of society and public policy of the United Kingdom." Southern's detention came hot on the heels of friend and fellow activist Britanny Pettibone and Martin Sellner being refused entry to the country.
Lauren defended her actions, "Why is it racist to say Allah is gay but not racist to say Jesus is gay? Why does (sic) the rights of Muslims to be homophobic trump the rights of gay people to have their self expression?"
Southern made sure to share a hot take on the whole event saying the country "needs to have a conversation about this before they’re no longer able to have a conversation at all."
This wouldn't be the first time Lauren Southern's activism had landed her in hot water, just last year she blocked refugee boats as part of the "Defend Europe" project.