Double Standards Under British Law
by A. Millar
December 12, 2011 at 4:30 am
Is it appropriate for a judge to suspend a sentence of a convicted, violent criminal – so that he can walk free instead of serving time – if the criminal is “religious”?
In early 2010 Cherie Blair Q.C., wife of Prime Minister Tony Blair, suspended the sentence of Shamso Miah, who had assaulted and injured a man.
According to the police, on the day of the incident Miah, a Muslim, had left a mosque, and gone to a local bank, where he became embroiled in a disagreement with another man, Mohammed Furcan, whom he then punched in the face. Furcan chased Miah outside and demanded to know why he had been assaulted, at which point Miah punched him to the ground, breaking his jaw. Miah claimed that he had acted in self-defense, but security cameras at the bank showed this to be a lie.
“I am going to suspend this sentence for the period of two years,” Blair told Miah at sentencing, “based on the fact you are a religious person and have not been in trouble before.”
Terry Sanderson of the National Secular Society told the Daily Mail that “we strongly feel that this kind of consideration [for a felon’s religion] should not play any part in sentencing. The idea that someone who is religious gets a lighter sentence is outrageous.”
For several decades – especially over the last ten years – British authorities have placed “community cohesion” over equality before the law. Roughly translated, “community cohesion” means that cultures have a higher priority than people. If a policy – or actions — by an authority might possibly “offend” some of the louder members of a “community,” then that policy or those actions will either not be implemented or will be circumscribed by soothing pronouncements about the community’s supposedly massive contribution to the country.
Since 9/11, the British Government and its authorities have been especially sensitive to the “Muslim community,” or, to put it more accurately, to the demands of particular Muslim men. Mrs. Blair may have let Miah go free because of his “religion;” but the victim, and his co-religionist, Mohammed Furcan was left with no redress under the law.
Community cohesion has strained the legal system to the breaking point: judging people by their actions is only selectively applied. Police, it has transpired on a number of occasions, have simply turned a blind eye to serious crimes committed by Muslims, even when the victims are – like Mr. Furcan – also Muslims.
Earlier this year it was revealed that police in the London borough of Tower Hamlets had ignored the complaints about a campaign of violence against gays and Muslim women carried out by Muslim gangs. One Muslim man had his shoulder dislocated in an attack by a gang who objected to his breaking the Ramadam fast by having a cigarette. The police refused to investigate. To do so would have been to risk upsetting the wrong people in the “Muslim community.” For the investigating officers, it would have meant putting their careers at risk.
In the last year, police have also routinely turned a blind eye to the grooming, drugging, raping, and pimping out of girls – some as young as 11 years of age – where the perpetrators have been of Pakistani and Muslim heritage and where the victims have been white. Although according to the Daily Mail, the majority of sex offenders in Britain are lone white men, of the 56 men convicted for being involved in the gang rape and pimping of nearly exclusively white girls, 50 were Muslim. Sexual predators exist in every community, and of every race and religion, of course, but the problem of rape gangs in Britain has been exacerbated by both the authorities and successive Labour and Conservative-Liberal Democrats Governments, which have allowed such crimes not only to go unpunished, but even unchallenged.
If the concerns of Britain’s Muslims in particular are taken extremely seriously, however, the authorities and even much of the media routinely dismisses the concerns of the white working class. With the revelations about “Asian” rape gangs pimping and raping white girls between the ages of 11 and 16, many white working class people now feel they are under siege, and not afforded the protection of the law.
This is a serious and potentially dangerous situation that will not end in “community cohesion,” but in widespread unrest. The authorities, Government, and media should begin to advocate equal treatment of people under the law, regardless of their religion or community.
when people start realizing the government has not just abdicated its responsiblity to protect them and dispense justice but that it actively gives privileges too one group and punishes them out of all proportion for minor offense, they will come to beleive that justice and protection will only be found in their own ranks as vigilantes.
to which sultan kinish has illuminated where this is all heading quite well,
1984, The Prisoner and V for Vendetta are all a train ride away nowadays. Say the wrong thing and you can expect to be wearing a prison suit and nominated for a national run on Two Minute Hate.
Towards the end of last month, the UK launched a nationwide manhunt or womanhunt, in coordination with online activists, Labour politicians and the police to bring the most feared criminal in the islands to justice. The lady, whose last name is appropriately enough West, will be spending Christmas in prison away from her three children. Her crime was to engage in some abrasive taunts with the denizens of the New Britain complete with obscenities and be videotaped doing it.
West was hunted down, tips were solicited from the public, Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour opposition, who always manages to wear the face of a well-meaning idiot, retweeted the “important appeal” to track down a woman who was threatening the nation by shouting on a tram that the Poles, Nicaraguans and Blacks should go back where they came from.
Needless to say the charming fellows from Hizb-Ut-Tahir, Islam4UK, Muslims Against Crusades or their associated groups rarely have to spend Christmas or Eid in prison no matter how many poppies they burn or how many slurs they shout. Anjem Choudary is not likely to touch off any morality mobs on Twitter. The same people who desperately sought Emma would sneer at the Daily Mail mentality for even acknowledging good old Anjem.
And around a week or so later the very generous Judge Robert Brown freed four Muslim women who beat a native British woman senseless while shouting racial slurs at her, judging that it was only their inexperience with alcohol that led them to misbehave. The Romans used to say In Vino Veritas, but in New Britain if you’re Muslim and drunk you get a free pass on assault.
Emma West shouting, “What has this country come to? A load of black people and a load of ****ing Polish,” merits a nationwide manhunt, but beat a native woman senseless while shouting, “Kill the white slag” and the kindly English judge will be sure to see your side of it. Similarly smash the windows of Jewish stores and you get more judicial kindness, but say the wrong thing about Nicaraguans on a tram and you can expect to be sent to jail for “your own protection”.
For all the shouty “vile racist tram rant” headlines, Emma West cutting loose is a familiar enough experience to anyone who rides the New York City subways. I can’t begin to count how many times a lady or gentleman have gotten up in the car to express their feelings about white people or the devil or the government. And being experienced dwellers in a multicultural city, we know enough to read our books and switch cars at the next station if they become too agitated without anyone being sent off to prison.
There was once a notion that a liberal society would be an open society, but that door has shut some time back as its activists have discovered that the only way to have an open society is to close the door on any populist dissent. Their kind of liberalism is notoriously unpopular and cannot be sustained without control of the media, regular editions of Two Minute Hate and the baton and the prison cell.
The “I disagree with you but will die to defend your right to speak” society is all but dead, and it has been replaced by the “I disagree with you and will sentence you to prison” society. Disagreeing with an Emma West is no longer an option. Dismissing her views as garden variety bigotry that is an unfortunate reality no longer passes either. No she must be tracked down and sent to prison.
This really isn’t about bigotry, if it were then beating a woman senseless while shouting racial slurs at her would not result in a suspended sentence. It isn’t even about race, it’s about a power structure that uses race to cover its own multitude of sins. Multiculturalism has become the metaphor for a changing nation, and while it is as of yet not illegal to oppose change, it can be made illegal to oppose the Broken Britain that it leads to.
The morality mob that went after Emma West showed off the same insecurity that is behind Muslim hysteria over a cartoon of Mohammed. This is not the behaviour of confident people who are secure in their views, it is an outburst of state violence from the 1 percent who are terrified of losing their grip on power.
The dystopian fantasies which imagined that a police state would be the product of some right wing takeover never seemed to anticipate that just as in the east, it would be the left that would resort to it. That is where George Orwell, who came out of the left, proved far wiser than many other writers. The police state is a consequence of the left’s failures, its economic failures and its demographic failures. That is as true in the United States as it is in the UK as it is in Israel and throughout what was once known as the free world.
Multiculturalism and prosperity can uncomfortably exist side by side, but multiculturalism and poverty cannot. Worse yet when you invite in half the world while destroying your own economy and segmenting what is left into government work, private sector jobs requiring a higher education and the dole, then you create your own nightmares and they will walk the streets and beat you senseless.