Would Asif Masood have received this leniency if he had announced that he had converted to Christianity? Of course not. But probably what clinched the deal for him was that he claimed that he had been subjected to “harassment and threats.” In today’s Abject Britannia, that is the gold standard. Asif Masood has suffered from “Islamophobia”! Kill for him the fatted calf!
“Unlicensed drink-driver who was three times over the limit when he crashed his car avoids jail after court hears he has re-found Islam,” by Martin Robinson, MailOnline, February 25, 2015 (thanks to Mick):
An unlicensed drink-driver who was three times over the limit when he crashed a friend’s car has walked free after a court heard he had re-found Islam and was living a more pious life.
Asif Masood, 40, ploughed a Ford Focus into a fire hydrant in Nottingham after driving over a roundabout following a drinking binge on November 17 last year.
The car’s wheel had come off, while tyre tracks and debris criss-crossed the road, magistrates heard.
When police arrived he was found swaying near his wrecked vehicle and told officers: ‘I’ve crashed my car, I’ve had lots and lots to drink and I don’t have a driving licence.’
He was breathalysed and produced a reading of 98 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35.
But Masood, who has nine previous convictions for 14 offences, walked free from court after magistrates heard he had re-found his faith and was now teetotal after quitting drink and drugs[.]
His solicitor added that the incident happened when Masood had been suffering ‘considerable stress related to harassment and threats’. …