Justice for Umran Javed. “Cartoons protester found guilty,” from the BBC, with thanks to PRJ:
A British Muslim has been found guilty of soliciting murder during a London rally against cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad.
Umran Javed was also convicted of using words likely to stir up racial hatred at the February 2006 protest by the jury at the Old Bailey.
Javed, 27, of Birmingham, had said: “Bomb, bomb Denmark, bomb, bomb USA.”
Javed had claimed his chants against the two countries were “just slogans” and that he “regrets” saying them.
Remanding him in custody, Judge Brian Barker said he would not pass sentence until several other trials relating to the protest had concluded – expected to be in April.
The maximum penalty for soliciting murder is life in prison.