A man has been fined for making offensive comments about Allah during the English Defence League protest in Leicester. Lee Whitby was found guilty of using racially aggravated abusive words during the protest in the city centre on Saturday, October 9.
During a trial at Leicester Magistrates' Court yesterday, the 27-year-old pleaded not guilty to chanting "threatening, abusive or insulting" words that were likely to cause "harassment, alarm or distress."
Although he admitted making comments, Whitby said he did not believe they would have been heard by anyone other than police officers or fellow EDL supporters.However, magistrate Rick Moore ruled that officers were likely to have been alarmed by the defendant's words.
"The only people that would have heard were the EDL.
"I was not aiming it at anyone. No-one around would find it offensive. Otherwise, I wouldn't have said it.
"I was just voicing my opinion at an EDL meeting with just EDL people around."
Alexandra Blossom, prosecuting, said the comments made were bound to cause harassment, alarm or distress because of Leicester's multicultural society and the fact the words were said in the city centre.
She said: "A number of people present that day were likely to be offended.
"It was a high-profile event and members of the public would have been in the city on a Saturday.
"The remarks are even offensive to police.
"A clear message needs to be sent out about using such behaviour in a multicultural city."
That's not exactly the end of this pathetic story. Some folks are going to push back. Here's an idea:
"We are launching a new protest campaign that aims to drive a wedge into the thin crack between leftists and the Muslims.We’re going to do this with this image, and the slogan: “Allah is Mohammed’s Imaginary Friend”.
We aim for protesters to get arrested for having a picture that shows Mohammed talking to a giant bunny. In fact, participants must insist on being arrested, and on being tried.
By doing this we proclaim our fundamental rights, which were not granted to us, but were always ours, and are only now being taken away by the tyranny of state power.These rights include the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and the freedom of religion — including the right to have no religion at all.We will go to jail for saying that Allah is imaginary."
The very word "police" comes from the word for state, i.e. "polis." Those who demand rule by the state demand a police state. That is a direct repudiation of democracy, the very word coming from "the people," i.e. the "demos. "Socialists, among others, are police-state worshippers. One cannot have it both ways. One is a democrat or one is a socialist.
I say "Fuck Allah and the camel he rode in on." And kill the wabbit!