37 Comments Published by jonz on Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 10:24 PM.
Extemist Muslims inciting hatred against Catholics and Christians
Last year a man had a poster saying "Islam out of Britain" he was promptly arrested and convicted.
As we came out about 100 Islamists were chanting slogans such as “Pope Benedict go to Hell,” “Pope Benedict you will pay, the Muja Hadeen are coming your way,” “Pope Benedict watch your back,” and other hateful things.
I wonder if we will see the even hand of the authorities in this matter? I won't hold my breath.
Mark Norwood, an activist of the British National party, displayed in the window of his flat in Gobowen, a small town in Shropshire, a poster with the words "Islam out of Britain" next to a photograph of the World Trade Centre in flames, he was tried and convicted under a 2001 amendment to the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act.
Anonymous commentor has pointed me to an online poll, Should the Pope Apologise?
And El Viejo points me to perhaps more evidence of double standards regarding an evangelical Christian facing court for leaflets offensive to gays.
But hang on second, don't we have Muslims the length and breadth of the country openly saying homophobic remarks? Another double standard?
There appears to be a lack of consistency. We can't have Muslims getting 'special treatment' or getting off lighter than everyone else on account of their 'culture'. This will and is inevitably fuelling antagonism.
Who doubts if we had a group of Christians calling for the deaths of prominent Muslims that they wouldn't be arrested???