In Britain, hostile Muslims have been marking territory for a while, declaring areas of high infestation “sharia zones” to state their future plans. More recently, some Muslim decided to hand out leaflets, urging their fellow religionists to kill gay people, as Islam recommends.
Loudmouth jihadist Anjem Choudary has said openly that gays should be stoned to death, and he is not the only one.
Considering how much coddling of Muslims has gone on in Britain, it is rather amazing that this case was prosecuted at all.
The three men who distributed leaflets by hand and into mailboxes were tried under an expansion of the hate crime law to make it apply to gay people along with race or religion. They could get up to seven years hard time.
I’m not a lawyer and find the term “hate crime” to be overused, but when Muslims try to incite murder because Allah says to, then government needs to smack down the perps. It would be better not to welcome Muslims into one’s country in the first place, since they are such a poor bet for socialization, but Britain is long past that point now.
Muslim men first to be found guilty of sex hate crime, Daily Telegraph, January 20, 2012
The men distributed a leaflet that said Islam called for anyone caught committing homosexuality to be executed.
They were convicted by a jury at Derby Crown Court of distributing threatening written material intending to stir up hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation.
The case is the first prosecution of its kind since legislation came into force in March 2010.
Ihjaz Ali, Kabir Ahmed and Razwan Javed handed out the pamphlet, called “The Death Penalty?” which showed an image of a mannequin hanging from a noose and quoted Islamic texts that said capital punishment was the only way to rid society of homosexuality.
Mehboob Hussain and Umar Javed, who were also charged with the same offence, were found not guilty by the jury.
Bobbie Cheema, prosecuting, had told jurors: “In this country we have many freedoms. Sometimes we take them for granted perhaps. Our legal system gives us rights and protects those rights. When individuals are charged with serious criminal offences a jury has to hear the evidence, consider the issues and decide whether guilt has been proven, your presence here is one of the ways in which our rights are protected.
“One of the ways in which we organise our society can be summed up in the common phrase, ‘live and let live’. This case is all about the antithesis of that approach to life.
The charges related to one of a series of three leaflets distributed and a fourth not distributed. One was entitled Turn or Burn and featured a burning person in a lake of fire as an image of hell.
The leaflets were distributed after Friday prayers and were part of a protest mounted by a group of Muslim men against the Gay Pride parade due to take place on 10th July, 2010.
Ali had told police he wanted to advertise a Muslim protest against the parade by distributing flyers. Ali was urged by police to take legal advice to ensure the contents of the flyers would not cause offence.
Ali had organised the distribution of the professionally produced colour leaflets and the others were arrested for distributing them.
Ahmed, a father-of-one, told the court he handed out the leaflets as part of his religious beliefs.
He said: “It was my duty as a Muslim to spread what God says about homosexuality.
“The references on the leaflets are historical facts and quote from the Koran.”
Miss Cheema warned the jury: “This case is not about an interference with the defendants’ freedom of religion or freedom to express their religious views in an attempt to education or inform.
“The vast majority of Muslims and indeed other religious people or people with no religion but who have firm views about homosexuality are able to express their views if they wish to in a lawful, moderate and self-controlled way. The Death Penalty leaflet goes well beyond any such temperate discussion.”