He’s really let himself go since penning the Rubaiyat. “Protester is returned to prison,” from the BBC, with thanks to all who sent this in:
A demonstrator who imitated a suicide bomber in a Muslim protest over cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad has been recalled to prison.
Omar Khayam, 22, of Bedford, is a convicted drug dealer who was jailed in 2002 and released on licence last year after serving half his sentence.
He was arrested and recalled to prison for breaching the terms of his licence.
Khayam apologised for his “insensitive” protest on Monday but said he had been offended by the cartoons.
A Bedfordshire Police spokesman said Khayam was arrested under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 at the request of the Home Office.
He was given five and a half years in prison in December 2002 for dealing cocaine and heroin.
Khayam apologised to those affected by the 7 July bombs, saying his protest was as “insensitive” as the cartoons….