Tuesday, September 19, 2017

UK: Mohammed loses court case over trying to print:"44 Ways to Support Jihad "

(Wellingborough)  Muhammad Z Khan wasn’t a happy teddy when he was arrested by the Police after he asked a local printer for 50 copies of "44 ways to support Jihad" which had been written by Anwar Al-Awlaki. (Yes that Awlaki who inspired so many religious bigots to murder, death,  kill in the name of Allah. Such as Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan, the Christmas Day "Underwear  Bomber" and the Times Square bomber) well so concerned were the printers at this very strange request, that they tipped off the old bill and they took Mohammed away in which to ask him a few questions. The thing is Mohammed, felt that getting nicked was against his human rights and so he tried to sue the chief constables of West Midlands and Northamptonshire Police for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, defamation, assault and damage to property and his parents' claim for false imprisonment.

Well today, he had his day in court and Mohammed (The gas fitter) who tried to claim he was a student and researcher, in which to explain why he required 50 copies of a jihadist manual  found his case thrown out of the door. The judge said that the arresting officer's view that he had grounds to suspect Khan of an offence under the 2006 Terrorism Act was reasonably founded.  The judge summed up by saying:
"I have come to the conclusion that there was no illegality or impropriety and that the defendants' officers conducted themselves throughout within the bounds of what was reasonably required by the circumstances of the case. It was inevitable that the whole process would be stressful and disturbing for the claimants and other family members. It would be difficult to imagine 13 police officers tramping about a family home for more than 12 hours, and conducting a minute search for incriminating material, without causing significant inconvenience and disturbance to the occupiers. Yet none of this should obscure the importance of the need to investigate evidence giving rise to the suspicion of criminal offences and, in particular, to suspicion of offences under the terrorism legislation. Distress is almost bound to occur and sometimes to occupants who are vulnerable because of age or physical frailty. That is regrettable, but police officers have to carry out their responsibilities nevertheless, while no doubt attempting to minimise the stress and inconvenience, in so far as they are able to do so consistently with those duties. Despite the claimants' accusations, it is clear to me that what set these events in train was not racism or Islamophobia, but rather the very disturbing content of Anwar Al-Awlaki's publication and the first claimant's apparent intention of having it reproduced and distributed."
Khan, who was not in court, intends to appeal.