Apr 18 2011
Dhimmi British court has sentenced a former soldier to 70 days in jail for burning a copy of the qur’an. Andrew Ryan, an unemployed 32-year-old, stole the copy of the Islamic
holy hate book from a library and set it on fire with a cigarette lighter in front of a crowd in the northern English city of Carlisle. Shame on you, Britain, you have become the laughing stock of the world for bowing down to the very people who would destroy you.
BBC – (H/T bains) -Andrew Ryan had previously admitted religiously aggravated harassment and theft of a Koran from a library. The 32-year-old, of Summerhill, said he had been “shocked” watching a Muslim burning a poppy on Remembrance Day.
Shoppers and schoolchildren witnessed the burning, outside the old Town Hall, on 19 January. (And were applauding) Sitting at Carlisle Magistrates’ Court, District Judge Gerald Chalk described it as a case of “theatrical bigotry”. He said: “It was pre-planned by you as you stole the book deliberately. (Stealing is the only crime committed here, burning a book of filth is not) “You went out to cause maximum publicity and to cause distress.”
Ryan struggled with security guards in court after the sentence was passed. While being handcuffed he shouted: “What about my country? What about burning poppies?”
About 10 people were in court to support Ryan, and as they left the court they shouted “do you call this justice?”.
After sentencing, Insp Paul Marshall, of Cumbria Police, said: “This incident was highly unusual for Cumbria as we have such low levels of hate crime in the county.” (Burning a qur’an is not a hate crime, it is a public service)