And they don’t mean he shouted “Yea, team.” From The Guardian, with thanks to Charles:
A British Muslim chanted “7/7 on its way” and “Europe you will pay with your blood” at a demonstration over cartoons of the prophet Mohammed, a court has heard.
Abdul Saleem, 31, was the “cheerleader” of hundreds of protesters who gathered to protest over the publication in a number of European countries, the Old Bailey heard. David Perry QC, prosecuting, said the cartoons which were first published in Denmark had sparked demonstrations across the continent and in the Middle East.
A large number of Muslims believe their religion forbids “any pictorial depiction or representation” of the prophet, a jury was told. Mr Perry said Saleem had been captured on film chanting slogans, which also included “bin Laden on his way” for the crowd to respond.
“There is the defendant addressing the crowd denouncing democracy, making it clear that European countries will pay for what they have done, even the United Kingdom where the cartoons were not even published.
“He made it clear that Europeans had to pay, that blood would be spilled, and that this was necessary. He made reference to the suicide bombings in London and he encouraged the crowd to chant the words that he himself used.”