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UK Muslim ‘Cartoon Protester’ Solicited Murder

From the shocked and dismayed reporters at the UK’s Guardian:

Muslims protest in London after the publication of cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad in Danish and French newspapers.

Muslims protest in London after the publication of cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad in Danish and French newspapers.

Cartoon protester guilty of encouraging murder

Wednesday March 7, 2007

A British Muslim man was today found guilty of two counts of soliciting to murder during a demonstration against the Muhammad cartoons.

Abdul Muhid, 24, a prominent member of the Saviour Sect which is linked to the radical cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed, led a crowd chanting “Bomb, bomb the UK” and produced placards with slogans such as “Annihilate those who insult Islam”, the Old Bailey heard.

The demonstration happened outside the Danish embassy in London on February 3 2006 after the publication in a Danish newspaper of cartoons depicting Muhammad. The images included one of the prophet wearing a bomb-shaped turban.

Other placards read “Europe you will pay, the Fantastic 4 are on their way” and “3/11 is on its way”, apparent references to the fatal terrorist bombings in London and Madrid.

During the trial, Muhid told the jury the protest was meant to show the “hurt and distress” felt by Muslims over the publication of the cartoons.

David Perry QC, prosecuting, told the court that the real purpose of the protest in London was to encourage terrorism.

Muhid saw himself as a “soldier” engaged in a struggle against those he believed had insulted Islam, and exhorted people to commit “terrorist killing”, Mr Perry said.

After the verdicts were read out, Mr Perry told the court Muhid had a previous conviction for smashing a bus shelter in Walthamstow market “which was displaying an advertisement which he said offended his religious beliefs”.

We were one of the first to post about the demonstrations in front of the Danish embassy during the preposterous “cartoon riots.”

We have also posted the reports that the self-same people were involved in the subesquent, nearly identical protests against the Pope’s supposedly anti-Muslim remarks.

So it comes as quite a suprised that the British authorities would have the intestinal fortitude to prosecute this terrorist.

And it is quite welcome news.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, March 10th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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