Another story where everyone is an arsehole

This is our free country:

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The men, all but one of them members of the far-right English Defence League, set fire to what appears to be the Muslim holy books on the anniversary of the 9/11 atrocities in the United States.

They say they carried out the “private joke” as a riposte to historical images of Muslim extremists burning American flags and effigies of western leaders.

Now, I shouldn’t need to state that I think it’s sick and absurd that people in a country such as ours can be charged with a criminal offence for burning a book, or for posting a very ludicrous and moronic video of the occasion on YouTube. Although, the latter is apparently not even the case.

Four more men were arrested and bailed on Wednesday pending further inquiries, Northumbria Police said.

“The arrests followed the burning of what are believed to have been two Korans in Gateshead on September 11,” a spokesman said.

He added that the men were not arrested for watching or distributing the video, but on suspicion of burning the Koran.

And I needn’t point out that police, in fact, provided protection in London to a group of radical Islamists who made a public show of burning a US flag, on 11th September, in front of the US embassy in London.

Now, these EDL guys are clearly pretty dim.

The clip, recorded in the back yard of a public house in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, has been broadly condemned by other YouTube users, some of whom have expressed concern that British soldiers in Afghanistan could be targeted as a direct result.

They were marshalled by a man wearing a jacket bearing the logo: “English Defence League, Gateshead Division”.

The group admit to having been drinking at The Bugle in Felling, Gateshead, ahead of a Newcastle United match.

“It wasn’t anyone’s idea as such,” said the spokesman, who agreed to speak only on condition that all six remained anonymous.

But not so dim that they couldn’t speak truth to power.

“People are sick of British soldiers being killed out in Afghanistan and then being spat at and called baby killers when they come home.”

And that’s true enough. Some of the Islamist provocation surrounding Wootton Bassett etc has been truly disgusting.

But if that bunch of nutters have the right to act in a sick, deluded and provocative way (and so far as I’m concerned, they do), then how have a handful of daft Geordies burning two copies of the Quran in their back yard ended up having their collars felt?

Double standards? Thought police?

The Islamists have won? It really does seem that way, doesn’t it?

AJ

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About Al Jahom
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10 Responses to Another story where everyone is an arsehole

  1. This England says:

    Had the group been burning a Bible ,they would have their own column in the Guardian,jobs at the BBC
    and their own series on Channel 4.

    And dont forget our own home grown Judases and snivelling worms who frequent the blogsites,the
    spineless British wet legions who cant wait to stab their own people in the back.

    • Dave Lodge says:

      Absolutely! Surely I’m not the only one who is utterly fed-up of being metaphorically pushed around – not to say constrained – by “our” authorities if I happen to disagree with the outrageous actions of these Muslim creeps?

  2. Bucko says:

    You’re right. It really does seem like they have won. Disturbing isn’t it.

  3. Don Cox says:

    “British soldiers in Afghanistan could be targeted as a direct result.”

    I don’t get this argument. They are targeted already.

  4. Don Cox says:

    How about burning some Bibles, but saying they are Korans?

    • Nick2 says:

      Why not burn some ko+ans & say they’re bibles? Job satisfaction and no consequences worse than mute reproach from the god botherers!

  5. Jonathan says:

    ” He added that the men were not arrested for watching or distributing the video, but on suspicion of burning the Koran. ”

    Hmmm, disturbing. As far as I’m aware, in England, it isn’t a crime to burn a book, so I wonder when Northumbria Police became responsible for enforcing Sharia Law?

  6. Ethan says:

    Consider.
    Kate Moss is video’d snorting drugs and talking about drugs and supplying drugs to other people. No prosecution ensues because the video is not proof that the white powder she was hoovering up was indeed drugs. OK.

    So as regards to the video of these book burnings….is by the same standard NO PROOF that these men were burning anything other than copies of Moby Dick and as far as I’m concerned thats not even remotely a crime.
    I seriously doubt the Police will be able to recover any ashes from the alleged incident one week down the line.

    This is selective prosecution. ie politically motivated appeasement of the islamofascists.

    Second even if it was a Qu or Ko Ran then destroying a book of fairytales by some paedophile that you legally own is no crime. Indeed your right to do this is an act of free speech.

    Please Noel et all no canards about calling fire in a crowded place.

    Frankly I’ve had enough of this craven political correctness appeasement of the indigenous islamofascist ‘community’.

  7. Umbongo says:

    How come racial hatred? This book is indeed sacred to Moslems most of whom, in the UK, are of Asian descent. However, not all Moslems are of Asian descent – some are of African descent and others are, believe it or not, white Europeans. If I burn the works of L Ron Hubbard, am I also prima facie guilty of a hate crime aimed at mostly white believers? Anyone taking Mohammed or Ron seriously is dangerously deluded but destroying books written or inspired by them is not “racist”: it’s merely stupid and is certainly offensive.

    Nevertheless, it does no harm to be offended from time to time. It’s good for the blood pressure after all and might make those offended think for a millisecond whether or not those offending them have a point. However, that the followers of Mohammed and their non-Moslem dhimmis seek to defend the “dignity” and “truth” of Islam by using the sledgehammer of the law says more about the fatuity of the religion (and the “culture” which it incubates) than anything EDL boneheads might get up to.

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