Thursday, April 27, 2017

UK: Refugee who fled racism in Palestine in court over throwing.... racist abuse

(Manchester) 39 year old Palestinian Riyad Hantouli, came to the UK in 2002 claiming asylum because he claimed he was racially persecuted back home. Since gaining asylum he has openly displayed the racist attributes which he claims he sought sanctuary.

After getting fired from his job in Jan, Hantouli continue to frequent the place, order drinks and refuse to pay. This took a nasty turn when after a barman refused to serve him Hantouli became angry and called him a "motherf***er", and said "I'll kill you". He continued to call him a "motherf***er" and spat straight into his face.'The following day, the defendant saw the same man getting out of a taxi and approached him, began calling him a motherfucker and assaulted him.

A few days later Hantouli went to a takeaway and asked for a chicken burger only to then claim his credit card was not working. The worker said he could pay next time but Hantouli then asked if he could be loaned £10 and when it was refused he ranted: 'Iranian b*****d, all you Iranian and Pakistanis are all the same. You are an Iranian b*****d you motherf***er. Iranians don't come into my shop'.

The same night an asian worker at another takeaway called police after Hantouli got some beer only to then threaten him saying 'You motherf***er I'm your boss, I'm paying your money. I'm going to damage your car and set the takeaway on fire.' Police were called and arrested him after he spat in the face of a customer.

Days later, Hantouli was arrestedagain amid fears he was armed with a knife after a taxi driver said he threatened by him having refused to pay his fare. Hantouli overheard shouting: 'motherf***er' at the cabbie driver as he was led away.

Then in February, officers were called out again when Hantouli refused to pay another taxi fare and he began spitting and swearing at them when was confronted.  After being handcuffed and placed in the back of the van, he continued to spit and kick the door saying: 'I am going to remember you face, I am going to shoot you.'

Funny enough despite an impressive grasp of English, Hantouli requested the use of an interpreter in court which to express his remorse , where he was convicted of causing racially aggravated fear of violence, assault, theft and being drunk and disorderly for his penchant for racism he received a 20-week jail term suspended for two years and told to complete 200 hours of unpaid work. He was also banned from three takeaway restaurants under the terms of a restraining order.