Islamic supremacists and their Leftist allies game the system, get a thug acquitted, and then gloat about it. “‘Zionists always lose’ chant as SOAS cheekbiter is acquitted of assault,” from the Jewish Chronicle, January 26:
A PhD student who bit a pro-Israel campaigner on the cheek at SOAS Israel Apartheid Week has been acquitted of assault.
Mohammed Abdelkarim was accused of biting Dean Gold on the face during a tussle on March 20 last year, smashing his camera to the ground. He was cleared of both assault and criminal damage. Palestine Solidarity Campaign activists in the public gallery cheered and whooped as the verdict was announced, shouting, “Zionists always lose,” at Mr Gold’s family and friends as they left court.
The scuffle took place as Mr Gold was filming an unidentified man making obscene remarks about the Holocaust.
In footage played to the court, an elderly black man rants to the camera: “Six million Jews lined up outside the gas chambers like lambs to the slaughter.” Mr Gold said: “I was very distressed. I thought, this must be illegal. I remembered I had my camera, so I asked him if he minded being filmed.”
Mr Abdelkarim is then heard approaching and asking the man if he minds being filmed, telling the man he will “knock it [the camera] off” if he does not wish to be filmed.
But the subject replies: “I have nothing to hide.” Mr Gold alleged that Mr Abdelkarim then launched himself at him. “He was growling and my cheek was pinned between his teeth, I felt like he was trying to bite my ear off. I could feel his breath and him moving towards my ear. My cheek was clamped, vice-like, in his teeth.”
The defence argued that it was Mr Abdelkarim who had been first punched by Mr Gold, and then pinned in a bear hug, before resorting to biting Mr Gold in order to free himself.
Srikantharajah Nereshraaj, defending, said the pro-Israel activists had been present to “disrupt, antagonise and provoke reactions” at what he described as a “Palestinian cultural event.”
Mr Abdelkarim said the Israel campaigners had apparently ignored his requests not to take pictures of his two young children. Israeli film student Roy Goldman, who was called as a witness, agreed that he had been filming and taking pictures at the event.
Mr Abdelkarim told the court he was “not a political person” and had come to the event with his family for food and face-painting. “I did not want my children appearing in any footage at all,” he said. He had noticed Mr Gold filming. “I could see they [his children] would appear in the background.”…
Islamic supremacists have a thing about filming. At our various AFDI/SIOA rallies, they film all of us incessantly, but when pro-freedom activists try to photograph or film them, they’re shouted at, abused, and even attacked.