Anti-Islamic messages stuck on lampposts in Astley Bridge have been condemned by police.Gosh! What did they say? Something untrue?
Stickers penned with “Islam barbaric” and “Evil Islam” were posted on traffic lights and lampposts in Blackburn Road yesterday morning.Hmm.
Well, a religion that dictates sexual apartheid, stoning for adultery and homosexuality and animals slaughtered by throat-cutting without pre-stunning sounds pretty barbaric to me. And taking a sick pleasure in filming yourself cutting the throat of a helpless civilian seems pretty evil too.
Where should I turn myself in, Bolton Police?
Police said “robust action” would be taken against anyone caught posting racist or offensive messages in public or online.Pity your colleagues in Rotherham didn’t take it against organised grooming rings…
Det Insp Charlotte Cadden, from Bolton North Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Because the content of the stickers was insulting, we have recorded a hate incident rather than a hate crime.
"We take robust action wherever possible and drive prosecutions, where the level of abuse or threats warrants it.”So…a ‘hate incident’ is one where no actual crime has been committed, but someone’s feelings have been hurt and so the police now feel duty bound to record it?
I hereby nominate DI Cadden for a Neville Chamberlain award!
Fiyaz Mughal, director of the Tell MAMA Campaign — Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks — said: “This is mischievous and all of us as communities should send a message that we are united in our stance against any form of bigotry and hate.”Funny, I can’t seem to find Tell MAMA’s statement on hostage-murder or the posting of ‘No gays allowed’ signage?