Now that I am retired having been many years a magistrate with a long awareness of the declining freedoms enjoyed by the ordinary citizen and a corresponding fear of the big brother state`s ever increasing encroachment on civil liberties I hope that my personal observations within these general parameters will be of interest to those with an open mind. Having been blogging with this title for many years against the rules of the Ministry of Justice my new found freedom should allow me to be less inhibited in these observations.
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Monday, 1 June 2015
HARMONY INCLUDES ENCOMPASSING DIFFERENCE
Section 4A religiously aggravated of The Public Order Act is defined as religiously aggravated disorderly behaviour with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress. Apparently calling two Muslim men “terrorists with guns in their pockets” constituted the offence committed by a 65 year old female pensioner of previous good character. Notwithstanding the fact that the group to which the offender was apparently affiliated would arguably appear to be of a non denominational messianic variety which holds the Jewish people and the Land of Israel as crucial in the Second Coming (a common belief amongst many on the right wing of the Republican Party in America) the basis of a finding of guilt might be on shaky ground. If the lady involved does indeed go to appeal the result will be of some interest.
The murders committed by Islamists in Paris and Toulouse France of Jews simply for being Jews is a warning to all of us that we in this country are not immune from the 2000 year old virus. Activities such as those described above do not IMHO assist those within Moslem communities here who strive to live in harmony with their monotheist and atheistic co citizens.