EDL supporter jailed for 8 months for chanting outside a London Mosque
The story from ‘The Star’ I post below gives little to none in terms of information that would indicate what this person actually did. But I would wager that whatever he said, would be a powerful bit of evidence of the nature of selective enforcement of hate speech laws by the British state. Clearly various Islamist groups and others in the UK have said more, and far more publicly which are violations of the hate crimes laws (Anjem Chaudery springs to mind) and yet no arrests, no prosecutions and certainly no jail sentences.
It would appear though, that what he was chanting was, E. E. EDL as explained in this presumably related story.
THE sentence given to a man who chanted racist slogans outside a South Yorkshire mosque should stand as a stern lesson to anyone else who feels tempted to follow suit and stoke up hatred.
English Defence League supporter Daniel Parker will now have eight long months to come to terms with the error of his judgement and unacceptable behaviour.
We live in an age when understanding rather than hatred is needed more than ever.
All Parker achieved, apart from the loss of his liberty, was to play into the hands of extremists on both sides of the growing divide between communities in this country.
He should think himself lucky that the court did not serve the toughest sentence in its armoury for this offence, for then he could be spending years rather than months in paying the price for his actions.
There is no room for extremism, of any form and from anyone.
We are sure that our right-thinking readers will agree and welcome this sentence.