Maybe Joseph Breslin is a lout. A real boor. A creep. Maybe so. But prison? In Britain? For writing “death to Allah” on a napkin? What about all the jihad preachers that the UK not only does not prosecute, but welcomes?
While I am banned from the country for correctly noting that Islam has doctrines calling for violence against non-Muslims, Britain has a steadily lengthening record of admitting jihad preachers without a moment of hesitation.
Syed Muzaffar Shah Qadri’s preaching of hatred and jihad violence was so hardline that he was banned from preaching in Pakistan, but the UK Home Office welcomed him into Britain.
The UK Home Office recently admitted Shaykh Hamza Sodagar into the country, despite the fact that he has said: “If there’s homosexual men, the punishment is one of five things. One – the easiest one maybe – chop their head off, that’s the easiest. Second – burn them to death. Third – throw ’em off a cliff. Fourth – tear down a wall on them so they die under that. Fifth – a combination of the above.”
A Muslim preacher from South Africa who likened Jews to fleas had no problem getting into the country and even spoke in a government building.
Meanwhile, the UK banned three bishops from areas of Iraq and Syria where Christians are persecuted from entering the country.
400 Islamic State jihadis have returned to UK, only 54 have been prosecuted.
“Qatar Airways passenger facing jail for writing ‘death to Allah’ on plane armrest,” by Tristan Kirk, Evening Standard, October 4, 2017:
A Qatar Airways passenger who scrawled “death to Allah” on his armrest because he was unhappy with business class service is facing jail.
Joseph Breslin, 36, wrote the words after becoming “tired and irritated” on a flight into Heathrow Airport.
He then wrote an Islamophobic note on a napkin attacking Muslims wearing headscarves, dropping it between two passengers after the plane landed.
Isleworth crown court heard Breslin, who runs a pub in south London, targeted the pair because he believed one had been deliberately spraying perfume to annoy him.
“He was in the business class section and was complaining throughout the flight”, said prosecutor Bill McGivern. “As the plane was coming to land, one of the crew noticed him scribbling on the armrest of the seat.
“He then left his seat and went between two other passengers, leaving a note which was very derogatory towards people who wear headscarves and it said ‘death to Allah’.”
Mr McGivern said the note, in English, was translated to the passengers, who were left “frightened and terrified”. He added: “They had been travelling to this country and had this effectively thrust under their noses.” Complaints were made to staff and he was arrested as he got off the plane on July 8. Jeremy Wainwright, mitigating, said the incident was out of character: “He had become irritated by his fellow passengers, he felt in particular they appeared to have an attitude towards him….
Breslin, from Bromley, pleaded guilty to two charges of religiously aggravated harassment and a count of religiously aggravated criminal damage.
Judge Annabel Darlow QC freed him on bail until sentencing on October 31, but warned him a prison sentence was likely. Asking for a report from the probation service, she said: “Nothing has been said which sheds any light on why Mr Breslin chose to behave in this extraordinarily offensive and unpleasant way.”