Danish Cartoon Protester Found Guilty of Soliciting Murder
Last year in February radical Muslims upset about cartoons from Denmark held a rally in London…
The demonstration — where some protesters waved placards praising the 2005 London bombings by four British Islamists which killed 52 people — attracted widespread condemnation. Middle East Online
Here are a few of the photos posted at Michelle Malkin‘s blog from the protest.
Another protester at last year’s cartoon rally posted at Relapsed Catholic.
During the cartoon protests last year, these British Muslims called for “Death to America”, “Death to Denmark”, and the beheading of those who printed the cartoons.
Today one of the protesters was found guilty of soliciting murder.
The BBC reports:
A British Muslim has been found guilty of soliciting murder during a London rally against cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad.
Umran Javed 27, of Birmingham, was also convicted of stirring up racial hatred by a jury at the Old Bailey.
Javed told a crowd of hundreds at the February 2006 protest: “Bomb, bomb Denmark, bomb, bomb USA.”
He had claimed the chants against the two countries were “just slogans” and that he regretted saying them…
There were disturbances in the public gallery when the verdict was read out, and one man was removed by security staff.
The Daily Record has more on the reaction from the gallery:
As the verdict was announced at the Old Bailey yesterday, Javed’s family and friends screamed: “Allahu Akbar, curse the judge, curse the court, curse the jury.”
Ireland.com reported more on the gallery’s reaction to the verdict:
As the verdicts were handed down there were cries of protest from an unidentified man in the courtroom’s public gallery. “I curse the judge, I curse the court, I curse the jury, all of you,” the man shouted.
Another Muslim protester from the same rally was found guilty last month. He was calling for British and American troops to be brought back from Iraq in body bags and for another 9-11 in Europe.
Video of the Radical Muslim Rally is here:
(2 minutes 11 seconds)
He was charged with stirring up racial hatred but the jury couldn’t agree on the charge of soliciting murder.
The police said they were afraid of provoking “serious public disorder” and that is why no arrests were made during the protest.
There are still others to be tried from the rally last year.