Coming to a court near you!


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    Coming to a court near you! Empty Coming to a court near you!

    Post by 5773 on Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:19 pm

    I wonder how long before similar occurs in NZ?
    In April 2010 21-year-old, Tohseef Shah was convicted of criminal damage when he desecrated a war memorial in Burton-upon-Trent. He painted, in letters 1 foot high, the words “Islam will dominate the world - Osama is on his way” in spray paint. He was arrested after his DNA was found on the discarded spray can.

    He walked away from court with a two-year conditional discharge and an order to pay £500 compensation to the local council towards the cost of cleaning his graffiti off the war memorial.

    In November 2010 Emdadur Choudhury, aged 26, an unemployed man on £800-a-month benefits, burned a huge poppy during the two-minutes’ silence at an Armistice Parade in London. He and his supporters attended the parade with banners saying “British Soldiers Burn in Hell”. They shouted the same thing during the two-minute silence.

    Choudhury is quoted as saying: “I couldn’t care less. I don’t care about soldiers that died.” He was convicted of threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour. After the case he is quoted as saying: “I don’t take any acceptance of the law of this country. I wear it proudly as a badge that I did something for the sake of Allah.”

    He was given the lightest possible fine of £50 saying: “It’s only £10 more than a parking ticket.“ He further stated that he wouldn’t be paying the fine, others would pay it for him.

    As a result of seeing footage of the case on TV, Anthony Smith, 24, and Steven Vasey, 32 entered the premises of a mosque in Hartlepool and painted a cross on the door and a large poppy on the wall.

    They pleaded guilty to conspiracy to comit racially-aggravated criminal damage.

    They were both jailed this week for 12 months.

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