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Sunday, 28 November 2010

The United Kingdom of Dhimmitude

On Saturday the Leicester Mercury reported that Lee Whitby, an English Defence League supporter, was fined £200 by a British magistrate after being found guilty of "using racially aggravated abusive words" at a recent demonstration.

What were these terrible words? Well, we don't actually find out for sure, but the newspaper article is very clear that the man's offence was insulting Allah:

A man has been fined for making offensive comments about Allah during the English Defence League protest in Leicester.

Lee Whitby was found guilty of using racially aggravated abusive words during the protest in the city centre on Saturday, October 9.

During a trial at Leicester Magistrates' Court yesterday, the 27-year-old pleaded not guilty to chanting "threatening, abusive or insulting" words that were likely to cause "harassment, alarm or distress."

Although he admitted making comments, Whitby said he did not believe they would have been heard by anyone other than police officers or fellow EDL supporters.

However, magistrate Rick Moore ruled that officers were likely to have been alarmed by the defendant's words.

Alexandra Blossom, prosecuting, said the comments made were bound to cause harassment, alarm or distress because of Leicester's multicultural society and the fact the words were said in the city centre.

She said: "A number of people present that day were likely to be offended.

"It was a high-profile event and members of the public would have been in the city on a Saturday.

"The remarks are even offensive to police.

"A clear message needs to be sent out about using such behaviour in a multicultural city."

The court heard Whitby had two previous convictions for common assault.

Mr Moore said: "It is a fact you were with others chanting and police were within hearing distance but there is no evidence of non-police officers within hearing distance.

"It is likely that a police officer or officers hearing the words would be likely to be alarmed and for that reason we find you guilty of this offence."

Whitby was fined £200 and ordered to pay a further £200 in costs, as well as a £15 victim surcharge.

Complete and utter madness.

Firstly, in what way is insulting (can you insult something that's not sentient?) a deity one does not believe in a "racially motivated" offence? This is a free country, and people have the right to choose whether or not they bow down before some stone age moon god, or mock those who do.

Secondly, in what way are British police officers likely to be offended or distressed by hearing a chant about Allah?

What if they are? I'd imagine many of the police officers who had to guard the protest by Muslims on Rembrance Day, during which poppies were burned and the traditional two minutes' silence was disrupted by Muslims shouting "British soldiers burn in hell" were quite offended by that behaviour; however, they remained resolute and professional and did what they were told to do.

This is something of a moral minefield, because the CPS and the magistrate seem to be assuming that all right thinking people are disgusted by "offensive" comments about Allah - but does that notion then stretch to other religions? Could Richard Dawkins be prosecuted for making "offensive" remarks about God and Christianity?

However, prostrating themselves before Islam whilst allegedly attempting to defend our multicultural society (the one they created against the will of the majority via stealth, deception, social engineering and outright lies, you'll remember) seems to be coming increasingly common.

Two weeks ago, West Midlands Police (they have quite a lot of form for this kind of thing) arrested a 15 year old girl for burning an English-language copy of the Koran and posting footage of the act on YouTube.

As others have noted, I wasn't aware that burning your own property was a crime in the United Kingdom - but when it comes to things that might offend the followers of the Religion of Peace, all bets are off.

Apparently, teachers have made sure the girl knows what she did is wrong:

It is understood the girl, who lives in the Sandwell Council area, was filmed setting the English language Koran alight while other pupils watched.

"I think this young lady did not realise exactly what she was doing. In fact I know she didn't," said the teacher, who cannot be named.

"Because if she stopped to consider the fallout of doing this kind of thing, and she considered the offence it would cause to people within her own community in the school, I honestly don't believe she would have done it.

"And I also know for a fact that she deeply regrets what she has done."

We also get the standard claptrap - multiculturalism, this has made us stronger, etc etc. The teacher comes frighteningly close to acknowledging reality, however:

"We informed police of the incident, clearly, because of the seriousness of it," said the teacher.

"I'm very concerned over the wider impact of this in terms of people with extreme views may choose to jump on a bandwagon.

"That is my deep-seated fear at this moment in time."

Wider impact? Whatever could he mean?

Surely not... violence? From members of the Religion of Peace? I'm suprised he wasn't arrested for incitement to racial hatred himself for such an outrageous remark!

This is our multicultural paradise, though - arrested for "insulting" an Arab deity and burning an English translation of the 9th Century ramblings of a warlord, slave trader and paedophile.

Let's not forget, also, the possibility of being arrested for speaking out about these issues - or the implicit threat of violence, always present, that helps these people get exactly what they want, whenever they want it, whilst our own values and standards are ignored.

Funny that someone could be so close to the truth as the anonymous West Midlands teacher, and yet still so far away from reality.

Perhaps someone in authority could honestly inform us about the "wider impact" of enforcing Sharia law (for that is what suppressing all criticism of Islam, Allah and safeguarding all physical copies of the Koran amounts to) - or would that be too much to ask?

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