Men jailed for putting bacon on door handle of mosque

Men jailed for putting bacon on door handle of mosque

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Two men were jailed for putting bacon on the door handle of a mosque.
bacon on mosque
Two men were jailed for putting bacon on the door handle of a mosque.

On Wednesday, the BBC reported that two men were given a months-long jail sentence for — brace yourselves — tying bacon to the door handle of a mosque in Bristol.  Not only that, they tied a St. George’s flag to the mosque’s fence and reportedly hurled what the BBC called “racial” epithets.  Two women were also given suspended sentences.

According to the BBC:

Kevin Crehan, 34, of Knowle, was jailed for 12 months and Mark Bennett, 48, of Patchway, for nine months.

Both had admitted religiously aggravated public order offences.

At the Bristol Crown Court hearing, 46-year-old Alison Bennett – the wife of Mark Bennett – was given a six-month sentence, suspended for two years, while Angelina Swales, 31, from Brislington, was handed a four-month sentence, suspended for two years.

The four were also handed a restraining order preventing them from going within 100 meters — just over 328 feet, or 109 yards — of a mosque anywhere in England or Wales for the next 10 years.

“There can never be any excuse for hate crime in any shape or form and this criminality will not be tolerated,” said Inspector Nigel Colston of Avon and Somerset Police.  “All of our communities have the right to live and worship peacefully without fear of being targeted for their race or religion.”

Pamela Geller responded:

Is this as bad as the axe attack on the German train? San Bernardino, Orlando, Garland, Paris, Brussels, Dhaka, New York, London, Madrid…. Is it as bad as the mother and her three daughters aged fourteen, twelve, and eight being stabbed for dressing “immodestly” whilst on holiday in their own country? The youngest victim life is fighting for her life. Or maybe it’s worse than the beheading of a ten year old in Syria last week?

Has the time come to target the British injustice system and the judiciary themselves?

People have every right to scorn an ideology that calls for slaughter of the non-believers, oppression, subjugation creed apartheid, gender apartheid.

Exit question: How long before this starts happening in the US?

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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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