Friday, 21 January 2011
MAN ARRESTED IN CARLISLE FOR BURNING A KORAN!
A man has been arrested after a Koran was allegedly burned during an anti-Islamic rant. Police confirmed a man had been held. He had reportedly been standing in Carlisle city centre yesterday, loudly making pronouncements against the Muslim religion in front of a large crowd.
The man is then alleged to have set fire to the Koran he was holding before discarding it on the floor and hurrying away. 'Police have seized the remains of the book and a 32-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of using racially aggravated threatening words or behaviour.
"RACIALLY AGGRAVATED THREATENING WORDS OR BEHAVIOUR"? Fuck me that's a mouthful. If he was making "pronouncements against the Muslim religion", then how can that be 'RACIALLY', threatening? Any second year law student could drive a horse and carriage through that one.
Has it finally come to the point in this country, (UK), where freedom of speech is banned? Have the traditions of the 'Speakers' corner' been extinguished or is it just that the country plods in Carlisle don't know their arse from their elbow? Are the police force in this country, becoming an instrument of State Control? There is a move to get a National Police Force in Scotland, a move I deplore. Cost cutting, as usual, is the Politicians excuse. Either that or, 'improving the service'. Which all means, be it SNP, Tory, Labour or Libdums, more state control. Where will it end?