Gary Smith was not proselytizing; he was just teaching a world religions course. But for Akmol Hussein, Sheikh Rashid, Azad Hussain, and Simon Alam, such a distinction is so exceedingly fine as not to matter at all. And non-Muslims who proselytize for their religions among Muslims face a death penalty according to Islamic law, but these Muslims didn’t kill Gary Smith; they just fractured his skull. I guess that makes them moderates. Islamic Tolerance Alert from East London. “Four men slashed teacher’s face and left him with fractured skull ‘for teaching other religions to Muslim girls,'” from the Daily Mail, February 21 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Four men launched a horrific attack on a teacher in which they slashed his face and left him with a fractured skull because they did not approve of him teaching religion to Muslim girls.
Akmol Hussein, 26, Sheikh Rashid, 27, Azad Hussain, 25, and Simon Alam, 19, attacked Gary Smith with a Stanley knife, an iron rod and a block of cement.
Mr Smith, who is head of religious education at Central Foundation Girls’ School in Bow, east London, also suffered a fractured skull….
Detectives made secret recordings of the gang’s plot to attack Mr Smith prior to the brutal assault.
Yet they didn’t give him protection sufficient to head off the assault? Why not?
The covert audio probe captured the gang condemning Mr Smith for ‘teaching other religions to our sisters’, the court heard.
The RE teacher was targeted as he made his way on foot along Burdett Road in nearby Mile End on July 12 last year, Snaresbrook Crown Court was told.
Prosecutor Sarah Whitehouse told the court: ‘The evidence from what was said on the probe points overwhelmingly to a religious motive for this attack.’
It is believed the gang had made two earlier attempts to get at the teacher.
They were due to stand trial for the attack at Snaresbrook Crown Court but pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
A fifth defendant, Badruzzuha Uddin, 23, admitted assisting the thugs by hiding blood-stained clothing….