Ian Brazier, from Shirley, Solihull, was given a six-week suspended sentence, but was ordered to complete a (Muslim) diversity awareness course by magistrates in the town.
HUFFPO The court heard that he tore Farhana Chughtai’s niqab (full face headbag) from her face and threw it on the floor in Solihull’s Touchwood complex on March 3 as she shopped with family.
The solicitor said Mrs Chughtai was a “random victim”, spotted by unemployed Mr Brazier as he came down an escalator in the complex. “He saw her and he thought ‘There’s another illegal Muslim infiltrator’.
In a statement released by West Midlands Police after the sentencing, the 26-year-old victim said: “At the time of the attack I felt violated and very distressed. “Today, I remain self-conscious and worry that the same thing may happen to me again. (Oh, Boo Hoo)
Brazier was given an 18-month supervision order and told he must complete a 21-day activity requirement which examines diversity and Islamophobic prejudice.
Yet, a Muslim who threatened to kill Filip Dewinter, the Flemish politician and Vlaams Belang leader, got a slap on the wrist – just 46 hours of community service. slap-on-wrist.html