March 7, 2007
We’re pleased we were wrong to doubt London cops would charge the Toontesters – they did and several have been convicted. These people have no place in the UK, and this suggests how to get rid of them.
The latest news:
A British Muslim has been found guilty of soliciting murder during a protest against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
Abdul Muhid, 24, led a crowd chanting “Bomb, bomb the UK” and produced placards with slogans such as “Annihilate those who insult Islam”, the Old Bailey heard.
Others read “Fantastic four are on their way” and “3/11 is on its way”, referring to the deadly terrorist attacks on London and Madrid…
Muhid, of Whitechapel, east London, was found guilty by a jury on two counts of soliciting murder, and was remanded in custody by Judge Brian Barker, the Common Serjeant of London…
Muhid, a halal meat inspector, saw himself as a “soldier” engaged in a struggle against those he believed had insulted Islam, and exhorted people to commit “terrorist killing”, the court heard.
So what to do with this man? He has no regard for the behavioral norms of Brit society, but he’s happy to parasatize it. The best sentence would be deportation to Pakistan, but that may be impossible if he’s a Brit citizen. So Brits need to make life very uncomfortable for him so he goes of his own accord.
A fine of, say, £500,000 could be directed to the hundreds of people mutilated by his “fantastic four”, and would encourage him to self-deport.
March 7, 2007
Brits should not congratulate themselves that Libby’s show trial could never happen in the UK – it already has, and there may be more to come.
Of course many aspects of the Libby trial couldn’t happen in the UK: the prosecutor knew that no crime had been committed and entrapped Libby; the judge ordered that fact – and others – suppressed; and the jury wore fancy dress while sitting in judgment on a man facing years in prison.
Still, fools and knaves exist in every society, and the US legal system may restore its reputation on appeal.
If not, Mr Libby will be another casualty of our war against Islamofascism – and unlike our soldiers killed and mutilated on the battlefield he’ll still be alive and healthy.
Brits should not be complacent because their own legal establishment has also spent the years since 2003 pursuing those involved in the liberation of Iraq and Afghanistan. But, unlike the US, they went after our troops. In the face of public disgust and honest judges, the flood of prosecutions has stopped, but that still leaves Brit soldiers jailed for war crimes.
And the people in the Ministry of Defense who brought the prosecution are as dishonest as Libby’s prosecutor. In contrast, Americans cherish their military, and have only prosecuted real crimes – for example the sadistic guards at abu gharib.
And maybe the London cops will bring one of Blair’s aides to trial, enabling us to directly compare the integrity of the Brit and US legal processes.
Meantime, I’d recommend Brit readers to stick with the old rule to never, ever appear in a court outside the UK.