“A security guard accused him of racism and called the police, saying he was upset by the remark.” Why is a shrinking violet like that working as a security guard? Apparently a well-crafted quip could reduce him to a blubbering pile of goo. But in any case, this ridiculous incident shows how far Britain is falling, and the even worse humiliations and abasements that await its non-Muslim citizens in the coming decades. The idea of the freedom of speech is dead. The idea that one may utter anything publicly there that goes against the establishment pieties and priorities is dead. The idea that one may say or do anything that might cause offense to Britain’s new Muslim overlords is dead. Civil war and the death of Britain as a free society loom in the near future — but at least they were never “racist” or “Islamophobic.”
“A security guard accused him of racism” — what race is jihad terror again? I keep forgetting.
“Ordeal of OAP who quipped ‘I’m not Muslim’ at airport security after he was stopped: Man spends six months facing racism charges before case is finally dropped,” Daily Mail, October 27, 2014 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A pensioner who said ‘I’m not Muslim’ when he was asked to remove his shoes at airport security has spent more than six months facing charges for racism.
Paul Griffith, 75, pictured, set off the security scanner’s alarm at Stansted airport when travelling to Malaga for a week’s holiday.
He removed his shoes as requested, but said: ‘I am not Muslim am I?’
A security guard accused him of racism and called the police, saying he was upset by the remark.
‘One minute I am queuing up to get on a plane and the next I am confronted by two armed policemen.
‘They said I had used racist language and took me to an office in the terminal,’ Mr Griffith said yesterday.
Mr Griffith was allowed to go on his trip but was arrested when he returned. He was charged with causing ‘racially or religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress’.
‘When I got back I had to wait six hours before they interviewed me again, arrested me and said that was being charged with causing racially aggravated harassment.
‘I was photographed, had my finger prints taken and they also took a DNA swab from my mouth. ‘Then they said I would have to go to my local police station.
When I went to Colchester police station I was told I had been charged with an offence under the Crime and Disorder Act but that I could accept a caution instead.
‘I refused to do that – I had done nothing wrong and I wasn’t going to admit to a criminal charge if I wasn’t guilty of any crime.’
Months later he appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded not guilty to the offence.
The case was adjourned to last Thursday, but with just 24 hours before appearing, the Crown Prosecution Service suddenly dropped the charge due to lack of evidence.
The retired hairdressing salon owner, from Colchester, Essex, yesterday criticised the police for their heavy-handedness.
‘I have never fallen foul of the law before and the whole affair has been a complete waste of police time, the court’s time, my time as well as taxpayers’ money.
‘It has been incredibly stressful – all because I asked a question and apparently dared to use the M word.’…