Jury dismissed in trial of man rippin' up Qur'an

Jan 9, 2013 Full story: www.jihadwatch.org 18

The trial has collapsed of a Leicester man who was accused of causing "religiously aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress by demonstrating hostility based on membership of a particular religious group".

Peter James Crawford was said to have torn pages from his own copy of the Koran and thrown the book on the ground shouting "Your religion is a load of b***cks". He did this next to a stall run by the Islamic Information Centre, near the Clock Tower, in Leicester city centre, last May ... Full Story

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Jan 9, 2013
from jihadwatch:

"James Bide-Thomas, prosecuting, said:'The real issue is whether Crawford was insulting and whether it was a crime that we say he committed. It's tradition in this country of freedom of speech and people are entitled to say what they want, as long as it's not illegal in relation to the law, which prevents people going out to cause harassment, alarm or distress by insulting behaviour, basically upsetting people.

"'It's for you to decide whether what he did was insulting or whether it was a legitimate piece of freedom of speech being exercised or if what he did was deliberately calculated to upset the people from the Islamic Information Centre."

Crawford claimed that he destroyed his own copy of the qu'ran.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#2 Jan 9, 2013
It is a sad commentary when a person in England can be put on trial for ripping pages out of a book. The English judicial system is tearing up the Magna Carta by way of its actions.
george whyte

Market Rasen, UK

#3 Jan 9, 2013
the uks waking up...

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#4 Jan 9, 2013

“Mad as Hell”

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#5 Jan 9, 2013
An important question is why ?

"They ( the 12 jurors) 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."

Because there were at least 3 Muslims on the Jury.
more truth

Tallahassee, FL

#6 Jan 11, 2013
I think iIn US he would have been thrown out of the conference for disruptive behavior but not arrested.
American Girl

Wolcott, CT

#7 Jan 11, 2013
george whyte wrote:
the uks waking up...
Sure hope so

“Freedom, NOT islam.”

Since: Feb 11

Birmingham UK

#8 Jan 11, 2013
What crime did this man commit? It was his book and the last time I looked, The UK was a land of free speech. Anyway, the islamic faith IS a load of bollo*ks!
I like the quran though.....softer on the buttocks.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#9 Jan 13, 2013
The koran is in the same class as the most vile pornography.

“not that tom!”

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#10 Jan 13, 2013
Some of these muslims actively look for an excuse to be offended.
They don't however, balk at receiving their benefit payments from the kuffar.
More bad publicity for Islam!

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#11 Jan 13, 2013
Faith wrote:
The koran is in the same class as the most vile pornography.
Explain yourself by giving examples from the book in question.
Remind yourself that most advertising in the West uses sex to sell.
Many mens magazines have pictures of naked women in suggestive poses.
There is even controversy about the junior beauty pageant where young girls of 5-6 years are "sexed up". This by the way originated in the USA.

“not that tom!”

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#12 Jan 13, 2013
animals against islam wrote:
<quoted text>
Explain yourself by giving examples from the book in question.
Remind yourself that most advertising in the West uses sex to sell.
Many mens magazines have pictures of naked women in suggestive poses.
There is even controversy about the junior beauty pageant where young girls of 5-6 years are "sexed up". This by the way originated in the USA.
And yet there's very little controversy in Islam about baby Aishia's marriage to Mohammad?
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#13 Jan 13, 2013
animals against islam wrote:
<quoted text>
Explain yourself by giving examples from the book in question.
Remind yourself that most advertising in the West uses sex to sell.
Many mens magazines have pictures of naked women in suggestive poses.
There is even controversy about the junior beauty pageant where young girls of 5-6 years are "sexed up". This by the way originated in the USA.
You are obsessed with children in a sexual context. I have no choice but to report you to the authorities, you sick fck.

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#14 Jan 13, 2013
animals against islam wrote:
<quoted text>
Explain yourself by giving examples from the book in question.
Remind yourself that most advertising in the West uses sex to sell.
Many mens magazines have pictures of naked women in suggestive poses.
There is even controversy about the junior beauty pageant where young girls of 5-6 years are "sexed up". This by the way originated in the USA.
Are they sexed up as suggested, or is it the people that think everything is perverted have the loudest voices?
Those that think that way are obviously obsessed with sex and children, whereas the normal way of thinking is 'Oh, what a pretty child'

“Mad as Hell”

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#15 Jan 13, 2013
supersonic boom wrote:
<quoted text>
Are they sexed up as suggested, or is it the people that think everything is perverted have the loudest voices?
Those that think that way are obviously obsessed with sex and children, whereas the normal way of thinking is 'Oh, what a pretty child'
In England and Australia these events have been boycotted by concerned mothers.

“Mad as Hell”

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#16 Jan 13, 2013
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>You are obsessed with children in a sexual context. I have no choice but to report you to the authorities, you sick fck.
As I expected, you are just rehashing the same anti-muslim propaganda without any proof or substance.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#17 Jan 13, 2013
animals against islam wrote:
<quoted text>
As I expected, you are just rehashing the same anti-muslim propaganda without any proof or substance.
Proof? Open a newspaper, turn on a TV, you brain-dead wog.

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Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#18 Jan 13, 2013
animals against islam wrote:
<quoted text>
In England and Australia these events have been boycotted by concerned mothers.
Then that is a pity.

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