Jan 11 2013
[UPDATED!] UK: Leicester ‘Hung Jury’ in trial of man who ripped out the pages of a quran in front of Muslims
The regrettable part of this story is that there was not a unanimous decision on a ‘NOT GUILTY’ verdict in the first place. Why is any court in England wasting its time on an action that is the civil right of anyone who does not reside in an Islamic hellhole? Oh, that’s right, I forgot….England will soon be an Islamic state.
Casuals United An atheist shocked Muslim volunteers at a stall promoting Islam when he ripped out pages from the Koran. Peter James Crawford (52) then threw the holy book onto the ground and told them: “Your religion is a load of bullshit.”
Kamran Qayyum, an employee of the organisation, told the court: “We give out literature to create an awareness of Islam and engage with the public.”
Mr Qayyum said: “He started tearing up pages from a book and they were going on the floor. He wasn’t saying anything. The pages covered a lot of ground, they were everywhere.
“I then noticed Arabic inscriptions and realised it was the Koran. I knelt down and was picking up the papers when he threw the Koran down, just missing me.” Mr Qayyum said: “The Quran is sacred to us and we honour it.” (But WE don’t) “One of the laws of the Koran is it shouldn’t be on the floor, it should be high up and our hands should be clean when it’s touched. I was shocked.” (Who cares?)
Another stall volunteer, Zahid Hussein, said: “I saw him ripping up the book. I was in shock, disgusted. It’s our life, our way of life and we live by that book – it’s very sacred.” (Then go live it in one of your Islamic hellholes, NOT in a Christian country)
This is Leicestershire The jury in the trial of a man who staged an anti-Islam protest by ripping out pages from the Quran in front of Muslims has been discharged. The eight women and four men on the jury at Leicester Crown Court failed to agree on a verdict.
They sent a note to the judge saying there was no prospect of them reaching either a unanimous or a majority verdict on which at least 10 of them agreed.
Peter James Crawford (52) was said to have torn pages from his own copy of the Quran and thrown the holy book on the ground next to a stall run by the Islamic Information Centre, near the Clock Tower, in Leicester city centre, on the afternoon of May 12.
Crawford, of Leicester, denied causing religiously aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress by demonstrating hostility based on membership of a particular religious group. The Crown Prosecution Service has 14 days to decide whether or not to proceed with a retrial.
Crawford was released on bail with a condition imposed that he should not to go within half-a-mile of the Clock Tower on Saturday afternoons.