St Albans woman found guilty of ‘hate crime’

PUBLISHED: 18:00 29 May 2015

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A 65-year-old Jewish woman was found guilty of a ‘hate crime’ against two young Muslim men at St Albans Magistrates Court, last Friday (May 22).

Linda Jones, 65, of Perrycoste Court, St Albans, was given a 12 month community order and six week curfew following the incident in Watford on April 17, 2014.

Judge Pilling found Jones, who had no previous convictions, guilty of a religiously-aggravated Section 4A public order offence last month, after she called two Muslim men “terrorists with guns in their pockets”.

During the Jewish holiday of Passover last year, Jones and other members of the Beit Nitzachon congregation were manning a council-approved literature table in Watford town centre.

The table was draped with the national flags of Britain and Israel and carried Messianic Jewish literature.

Two young Muslim men, Hamza Shah, 21, and Haroon Munir, 24, approached the table and engaged in heated discussion about Israel with various people nearby.

After several minutes Hamza Shah led Haroon Munir away from the argument, during which Jones was found to have made the racist comment.

She is expected to appeal against her conviction.

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  • Far from protecting this elderly women (on Passover) from the Islamists, the state has decided to actively join in her persecution. As Islam waxes in power this will happen more and more - and not "just" to Jews. And a note to the ignorant judge - Islam is a religion not a "race", there can be blond haired, blue eyed warriors of Islam (and the great historic strength of Islam is that all its followers must be prepared to fight for its power - as these two young men know well). As for the old woman - it is hard to start a new life at her age, but she will have to leave Britain. The state has made its choice - and things are not going to get better for Jews and other targets of Islam in this country (changing demographics and the unofficial alliance between the "Equality Agenda" left and Islam will see to that). "But the women did not have to operate a stall or answer back when attacked - she could have stayed at home" - till the day they came for her there.

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    Paul Marks

    Friday, June 12, 2015

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