January 05, 2007

Cartoon Protestor Found Guilty Of Stirring Racial Hatred And Soliciting Murder

Mere "slogans", "sound bites":

Muslim protestor and Cartoon rage enthusiast Umran Javed has been found guilty of soliciting murder and stirring racial hatred during protests early last year in the UK:
A British Muslim has been found guilty of soliciting murder during a London rally against cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad.

Umran Javed 27, of Birmingham, was also convicted of stirring up racial hatred by a jury at the Old Bailey.

Javed told a crowd of hundreds at the February 2006 protest: "Bomb, bomb Denmark, bomb, bomb USA."

He had claimed the chants against the two countries were "just slogans" and that he regretted saying them.

Remanding him in custody, Judge Brian Barker said he would not pass sentence until several other trials relating to the protest had concluded - expected to be in April.

The maximum penalty for soliciting murder is life in prison.
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The Crown Prosecution Service's Sue Hemming said she was mindful of the rights to free speech when considering cases such as this.

"However, when we examined the content of Mr Javed's speech it was explicit that there was direct encouragement to those present and those watching via the media to commit acts of murder against the Danish and Americans."

She said the law was also clear that free speech "should not be misused to insult, abuse or threaten people in such a way that it will stir up racial hatred".
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"He said disbelievers would pay a heavy price...and said Denmark would pay with blood."

Anjem Choudary, a former spokesman for the now banned Al-Muhajiroun organisation, said Muslims were treated as "second class citizens" and could not get a "fair trial".

He said: "Muslims are demonised and vilified.

"This is a failure of capitalism, of democracy and the freedom of speech."
Muslims demonised and vilified? When you accuse them of being violent, they threaten to behead you. Can't see the connection . . .

Freedom of speech is not absolute and ends when violence is advocated and mobs are stirred to action. The failure is not capitalism but a socialist system that offers cradle-to-grave welfare and subsidizes it with cheap labor from foreign countries, prompting immigration woes. Choudary laments Muslims not being able to receive a fair trial and being second class citizens, which in his mind would be the correct order for any non-Muslim in his own world. His familiarity speaks only to his hypocrisy.


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