Sunday, February 05, 2006


Why did Police not arrest any of the Muslim protestors carrying extremely offensive placards in central London?

Many of the placards must now be illegal under the provisions of the new Religious hatred Bill and incite murder. The Police were quick to apply anti-terrorism charges against an 82 year old heckler at the Labour conference!

"UK you must pray, 7/7 is on its way."
"Fantastic four are on their way."
"Behead those who insult Islam."
"Butcher those who mock Islam."
"Exterminate those who insult Islam."
"Jihad against European Crusaders."
"Europe, you'll come crawling when the Mujihadeen come roaring."
"Europe, your 9/11 will come."
"Europe, remember 9/11."
"Liberalism go to hell."

They even attacked the much maligned BBC who have dared to show glimpses of the cartoons!
"BBC = British Blasphemic Crusaders."
"BBC go to hell." (Admittedly I agree with this one:|)

Did the Police consider the protestors to be too angry to be arrested? They had no such qualms about May Day protests in Oxford Street in 2001.

Laban Tall has more here.


Anonymous said...

"Many of the placards must now be illegal under the provisions of the new Religious hatred Bill"

The Bill has not yet received its Royal Assent and is not quite yet the law.

The death threats could and should have been dealt with under the existing public order laws.

Snafu said...

Anonymous, thank you for the correction.

Eric said...

You have to hope that the support network for those who perpetrated the radical posters is as small as the MCB, Shahid Malik etc have said it is. If it isnt, then the inaction of the police may have prevented anarchy.

It is not visibile justice though, or the hallmarks of a fair and civilised society. Hopefully though, many people will have had a wake up call this weekend.


alfie said...

I think 2 or 3 people were arrested..... Predictably, they were protesting in favour of Danish cartoonergate.

dearieme said...

The police are obviously imbued with Institutional Religionism.